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Spread Legs Study/Tutorial (panty version) by fralea Spread Legs Study/Tutorial (panty version) by fralea
A really common mistake that even experienced artists make is not matching the pelvis with the rest of the body, causing the appearance of a broken spine. I've done this myself many times!

The spread legs pose, whether squatting or sitting is one of the most difficult to get right. Here's some studies I did with breakdowns for things to watch out for.

I drew a little strip of pubic hair to give an extra visual queue to the direction of the pelvis.

I made this sfw version in case artists who don't draw nudity want to study it, but if you are of age you might want to view the nude version, as well. Being aware of the actual anatomy in the "panty area" and how it fits together may help know why things are where so you visualize and construct the figure easier. On the other hand, you can probably imagine it just as a box corner and be alright. Most clothes will slightly hide the area anyway. Regardless, feel free to check it out if you want, link is here:
fav.me/dawnfyl

CLARIFICATIONS:
Sitting with good posture in a chair will look like the top left example.

The reason I mention that the hips will tip back "at rest" is because of the S-curve of the spine. So if someone's back is "straight", or in better words neutral, the pelvis will not be straight up and down. This is true whether sitting, standing, or lying down.

Yes those creases will eventually show up even if the character/person has very little bodyfat. The skin itself is folding. 


MASCULINE HIP STRUCTURE:
For people wanting to draw a more masculine or androgynous figure, the concept is the same. You just have to keep in mind the different shape of the pelvis. Dimorphism between pelvis shapes starts as early as the womb though most noticeable changes occur during puberty. This is caused by multiple factors, including hormone exposure/production as well as environmental and genetic influence. Anyway, keep in mind that there is a lot of variation regardless of what genitals are there. Here's an article about some of the differences between 'android' (traditionally masculine/heart shape) and 'gynecoid' (traditionally feminine/oval shape) skeletal structure:
www.artistsnetwork.com/art-blo…


Hope this helps you! If I got anything wrong let me know.






ADDITIONAL READING:

Hip structure- fav.me/d7fjz2q

KrisCrash's tutorial (found on HF and FA). This is NSFW as it includes (very simplified) images of penetration, but it is still a good guide, showing how the genital area is influenced by the pelvic bone. Send me a note if you are of age and would like help finding it.

Notes on construction of the vulva/pelvis area [anatomical nudity] - fav.me/d7mneer

Notes on Gracilis muscle [anatomical nudity] - fav.me/da2vkzp

Rinayun's breakdown of the inner thigh muscles (found on HF). This one shows just anatomical nudity, and really helps point out the placement of the gracilis and adductor longus muscles. However, I can't link to it here. Send me a note if you are of age and would like help finding it.

How the clitoris connects to the pelvis - fav.me/da22qbp

Further representations of the internal clitoris to help with visualization:

anatomical nudity cdn.lifebuzz.com/images/156815…

anatomical nudity images.slideplayer.com/27/8991…




Ugh its really annoying that I can't change around stuff in my folders right now. I hope that's a temporary thing going on and not a permanent change.


More studies/tutorials: fralea.deviantart.com/gallery/…


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:icondiggermutant:
diggermutant Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this on Tumblr. I think it will be quite useful to me :)
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Cool, thanks! :D
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Tinxel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very informative, thanks for making this!
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fralea Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017   Digital Artist
Glad you found it helpful!
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UniversalTimeWarp Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for this :D
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fralea Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017   Digital Artist
you're welcome! I hope it helps.
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UniversalTimeWarp Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I sometimes suck at anatomy and this really did!
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Yitsul Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw this on the undiscovered front page!
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coconutrampage Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
ME too c:
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fralea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017   Digital Artist
neat now i feel special c:
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PeachKeeper Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
QueenCookie HELPFULLLL
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