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Making your characters different! Men - Part1 by theBATCLAM Making your characters different! Men - Part1 by theBATCLAM
Men Part Two: [link]

Women Part One: [link]
Women Part Two: [link]

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So here it is, the first part of my first tutorial! All about character design with a MALE humanoid body. A female edition will be coming out at some point.

This is all about the body, for faces, see part 2.
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:iconmarceydevimon78:
marceydevimon78 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
so smart
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ILuvVegeTarbleTrunks Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice tutorial, really helped me! :^D
"Muscular does not mean Tall"
Me :iconpokerfacememeplz: :iconthinksplz: :iconleviheichouplz:
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly I don't know enough about Attack on Titan to get the joke D:

Thank you! I'm glad it helped :)
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:iconiluvvegetarbletrunks:
ILuvVegeTarbleTrunks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, it's okay :p
No problem <3
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Lyra-Elante Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kuja would beg to differ with you that male hips aren't curvy, lol XD
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know who Kuja is, but I can't necessarily disagree, haha. Men hips can be curvy it's just rare, and more often than not when they are curvy it means said male is not in the best shape.
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:icon2delightful4u:
2delightful4u Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
your art style tho <3

But wait what about chubby men? D:
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
so sorry for th elate reply, I've had no internet from moving!

Thank you so much c:

Of course there are chubby men! I decided to include some tips on chubbyness on the women's side because a lot of people seem to struggle with the differences between chub and pregnancy. Really there are SO many different things to cover on characters it was hard to fit it all for both genders, so I tried sticking with stuff I saw a lot of people struggling to work with most. I'm sorry! ... actually I don't have any chubby male characters, now I feel kinda bad.

I think at some point I'll probably retouch these, I'll remember to include that.
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:icon2delightful4u:
2delightful4u Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Great! :dummy: Most of my male characters are chubby, but it's so hard to find tutorials. D:
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The rules of fat don't really change between men and women much like the rules of muscle. Really the trick is knowing where fat will fold, but it can be different depending on the character. Most folds will occur around joints or at least the joints that SPECIFIC person uses most. Like how some people will have fat sort of fold several times in their stomach or not is usually because they bend down a lot i.e. using their stomach muscles more or even if they slouch a lot that tends to happen.

Where fat builds varies. Some people get fatter in their bellies or their legs or sometimes it's even. Just like how some people can have fat faces or not, my husband has gained a bit of weight due to his medicine but none of it has been in his face, it's actually been mostly on his sides. Because of his height you can actually barely tell, which is also very interesting actually since his dad is like that too.

I hope that's helpful!
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2delightful4u Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Ooh, got it. :3 Since a lot of people's style seem to differ depending on gender, it gave me the wrong idea I guess. xD Thanks for the tip!
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey no problem!

I tried emphazising in my guides that there is a lot of stuff I personally do is for style, like my men always have pectorals no matter how scrawny they are, but I also included a lot of general information that should be helpful. 

I will still try to keep in mind talking about chubby men if I revisit these tutorials :)
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:icon2delightful4u:
2delightful4u Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Great! :D I'll be sure to keep an eye out.
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IchitakeNeongenesis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rubber tubes LOL XD
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beware the rubber tube men.
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:iconmaishark:
MaiShark Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
That sounds like something you'd hear in a weird horror movie. XD
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:iconhanna12860:
Hanna12860 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful!
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear it :)
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Saloame Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Thanks it's really helpful!
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to have helped! :)
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:iconiheartwinky:
iheartwinky Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome c:
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Jellybirdy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the commentary on the tube bodies, i found it useful. I agree, there are slim bodied males however they do not mimic female curve.
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theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's good to note we are not wacky inflatable tube people! Hehe.

I'm glad this helped! Thank you for the comment~
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:iconleira15:
Leira15 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconmegustabishieplz: Very helpful...yes helpful.
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DolphinsKiss Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for this tutorial! :D
It's really helpful!
I always struggle to draw good muscular male body...
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's tough! I'm glad this was somewhat helpful.
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DolphinsKiss Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it really is ^^
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for making this and THANK YOU for actually drawing a femboy like how they should be. I'm tired of people (more like females) drawing them TOO girly to the point that they actually look like a female. People wonder why I don't draw them -_-
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliment! I agree, it bothers me when I look at a curvy pink haired person in a dress with pigtails and then upon reading the description find out they are a boy... it confuses and enrages me.
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconthisplz:
THANK YOU! I would be looking at an art and say "Aw~ What a cute little girl ^^" *sees that it's a boy* *Eye twitch* "WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUU?!" Why do artists ESPECIALLY anime artists go to extreme lengths to make a femboy resemble sooooo much of a girl?! Just because there is FEM in FEMboy doesn't mean make it look too feminine. ARGG!
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I have no idea.. but what can you do I guess.
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:iconajinu-okami:
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yep
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midomaski Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I agreed with you, I also see a LOT of this girly men that, actually, look like boobless girls with a penis. There was a time I used to draw like that, because I didn't know about anatomy and all that stuff I'm very interested in now *-*

Men can have soft facial features but that doesn't mean their anatomy will be ''incomplete''. lol. they are still men and now that I read and study male anatomy I can make a character that has soft facial features but his body will be still of a man and I like that :DD

I really like ur tutorial!! congrats :typerhappy:
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcawakitty:
cawakitty Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so excited I want to scream. Thank you.
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I could help! c:
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Relic-Angel Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All of the information you put into this was well projected. :nod: :clap:
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Relic-Angel Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) No problem.
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice job
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome
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wingedbooks Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Thanks for the tutorial!
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I hope it helped!
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:iconladyashara:
ladyashara Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Nice work! I like how you drew the different characters. You have an appealing style as well.
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you so much c:
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:iconblockorz:
Blockorz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tut,very helpful. I'm gonna put this to work later :)
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:iconthebatclam:
theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to have helped!
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CypressPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good god the girly man part made me laugh real hard xD
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