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Everyday Sexism: How To Draw The Celebrity Female Figure

by | 5th, January 2014

WOMEN. You bodies are shapes. Not shapeley. Just shapes.

In “Hourglass figure is a thing of the past… we’ve all gone square”, the Sun produces its guide to celebrity womanhood.

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Kelly Brook is an ‘8’, Beyonce is a Russian Doll, Nicki Minaj is the inverted keyhole, Angelina Jolie is missing her matching tinfoil hat but at least Miley Cyrus is a conformist, the perfect rectangle with a tongue. Adele is a Weeble:

 

Today’s woman have it tough decideing which figure to opt for. So, too, do budding artists. Having learned How To Draw a Female in Proportion, they must start anew.

This image comes from Adolphe Armand Braun’s Hieroglyphic or Greek Method of Life Drawing, published in 1916.

 

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Things have changed. But might it be for the better?

Kirk Bjorndahl had other ideas:

 

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Here’s another lesson:

The overall height is measured in 8 Head Units, but because the female head is proportionately smaller, the figure will be smaller.

The body width = 2 heads wide
Waist = 1 head wide
Buttocks = 1 1/2 heads wide
Width of calf muscles together at mid-point = 1 head wide
Bottom of the knees = 2 heads from ground level

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For the past ten plus years the ideal woman consists of a huge head bobbling atop a stick figure body with pumpkins-sized bosoms. Lips are as pneumatic and as protruding as a duck bill. The nose is carved into an afterthought. Skin is varnishedTeeth are a of a whiteness the KKK think a bit showy. Hair has been removed and then stuck on again.  

 

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The shape is changing. But what will it settle upon? A thousand Hollywood surgeons are debating the issue right now…

 



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