HOW TO DRAW A LARGE-BREASTED CHARACTER
Step 1: don’t make it about their breasts.
The example character is my OC, Kee-Chee. She is an elf. She has big boobs.There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s not what this post is about. This post is about the oversexualisation of big-breasted characters to the point where we have boob-plate skeletons.
Fig. 1 was drawn terrible on purpose, but this is such a common mistake for artists to make. A cleavage line should not be that dramatic at rest, a nipple should not be seen through such a thick sweater and bra AND the hemline should not look like it’s being sucked into her cleavage.
Fig 2. is another modest mistake that artists fall for. The problem is is this only happens when someone purposelytucks their top in, not when they are at rest.
Fig. 3 is marked OK because it’s an improvement, but not the best example due to my style. The sweater is still conforming to her body shape too much, but the cleavage line is more subtle. The top hem of her sweater does not stretch across her breasts and her breasts are closer to her chest because she is wearing a bra.
I will say this again: it’s ok to have a large-breasted character, but don’t draw it as their defining trait. That’s pretty much it.