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Female Body Type Chart vr 2.0 by Candy2021 Female Body Type Chart vr 2.0 by Candy2021
:new:This Chart is officially one year old. So I will no longer be replying to comments on it, There should be plenty in the number it has already to entertain you, thank you so much for looking!


Drawn in 2007 I feel it is time to retire the Female Body Type Chart.


And pass the torch to an updated reference! So I bring to you The Female Body Type Chart Version 2.0! A chart that has been a long time coming.

Disclaimer: this is not a drawing tutorial! If you are looking for ways to improve on your drawing style or anatomy please consult a professional this chart is just to get those creative juices in your brain flowing.

A lot of people ask me “Oh Candy why do you make these charts?” Well, the original is the most faved and the most viewed thing in my gallery and being here for 7 years that says a lot. It says that people are hungry for diversity! And being less than impressed with the so called “size diversity” charts that are currently floating around I decided to make my own! I don’t claim any kind of anatomical correctness with this chart; I would hope that would be obvious with the ill-defined hands, feet and heads. But I know if I don’t mention it now someone will go “people don’t look like that! Go back to art school!” Because it happened on the last chart. Or worse someone is going to complain about my comments on this picture because they got offended at something I said.

Can we skip all that this time around? I’m really not in the mood for a game of Miss the Point. it’s a chart about body type diversity not every girl looks the same, I can't possibly include every body type there is, I’m making a male one as we speak just take it for what it’s worth to you or don’t take it at all. :shrug:

Average – neither fat nor thin, according to the LA times the average woman is a size 14 in US sizes. She’s not fat and she’s not skinny she’s somewhere in-between.

Fat – yea that’s right! I called that bitch fat. I’m not going to call her “fluffy” or “husky” or “curvy” or any churched up version of the word Fat. It’s a word we need to stop being afraid of! FAT!...fat is not a swear word, it’s not an insult, it doesn’t equal ugly…Fat is a descriptive physical characteristic and nothing more. She knows she’s fat and and she owns it.

Athletic – the Athletic type is another in-betweenie. She’s not muscle bound but she is far from frail. Think lean muscle, like Tennis players, swimmers and female boxers. This types most striking features are slight muscle definition. Enough to be seen but not enough to overwhelm.

Buff – THIS is our Muscle-bound lady the girl hits the GYM but that does not make her any less feminine, as a rule of thumb with my ladies is that their shoulders should never be wider than their hips, this lady is the exception to the rule since extra muscle adds mass and creates the illusion of wide shoulders. Think female body builders, wrestlers and super heroines.

Boteroesque – one of my more controversial ladies, named after Fernando Botero who made a name for himself painting not just big people REALLY big people. This is the biggest person of size I have ever drawn and I’m not going to lie to you guys, it was a lot of guesswork there are virtually NO tutorials on how to draw large figures and the 2 that I did find? Were of men…so she may not be 100% accurate but I REALLY wanted to include on the chart someone who was over 250 pounds, so I aimed for 400.

“Kate Moss” – My other controversial lady, but sadly she’s one we see way more often than the above…I know everyone probably wondering “why didn’t you just name her the Anorexic type Candy!?” because not everyone who is this thin starves themselves to be that way. And whether I like it or not this is a valid character body type. I know that a great deal of them are people who deny themselves food to be like celebrities like Kate Moss but some are like Lizzie Velasquez whatever her reasons are for looking this way this body type is here to stay and can be used as a plot device just like any of the other types.

Petite –a very lithe frame and a low body fat percentage gives this type a slim streamline look with small but perky breasts and the bottom of the rib cage just barely visible, I advise against adding more rib definition than that as it seems to raise a lot of eye brows about your characters eating habits.

Pear Shaped – a.k.a “child bearing hips” it’s like the average type and the petite type had a baby! And the weight from average went right to petites hips and thighs! And there’s no shame in it! The pear shape is quite common in women which is a good thing too because she’s going to need those hips if she aspires to be a mommy some day! Good thing too since women with wider hips have smarter babies, the pear shape is a very misunderstood type since for some bizarre reason most women are under some sort of delusion that if they have wide hips they are fat…when fat is related to fat and hip width is related to skeletal structure…I’ll never understand women, I should a been born a man.

Hour Glass – a shape that made Jessica Rabbit a star and Ralph Bakshi famous! With an iddy biddy waist, a large bust and a butt to match the hour glass is the most easily recognizable womanly shape, perfect for those sex kitten arch types.

Sex Toy – the sex toy is unfortunately a common character type ( note: not a women type. a character type) more often than not drawn by men who have never seen or been with a women or by women who have quite possibly the lowest self esteem imaginable. This type happens when you make the petite super insecure to that she goes and gets breast implants because that is about the only real explanation for why such a thin framed figured would have such large breasts. It’s not realistic but we see it a lot.

Pudgy / Chubby/ Some Extra Baggage – you’ll debate among yourselves and probably with me whether this body type is “fat” or not. Especially in a world where a size 0-2 is what a lot of women aspire to be and where if she was model she would be considered “plus size” (fun fact: plus size modeling starts at size 4 GOD what a bunch of Fatties!) But the truth is she’s just a lazy version of the average type.

this is just how I draw different body types and at the end of the day I hope that you can apply these ideas to how you draw.

This is only the tip of the ice berg when it comes to different body shapes and sizes! But I hope it has opened your mind a little bit to a world of possibilities! That all these types exist and they can all be beautiful! Whether or not they are all “healthy” is not up for debate. Since not all Original characters are healthy nor are all people healthy but unless anyone is making a series with a cast of fitness instructors how healthy a cartoon character is shouldn’t enter into it. BUT for the nay sayers ANYWAYS who a think that “healthy” only comes in one size, need I remind you that Olympic Athletes are the peak of physical condition that is it possible to have and even they come in many shapes & sizes.

TL;DR: Humans come in all shapes and sizes, shouldn’t the character we make come in different packages too? Every size can be beautiful but no size is more beautiful then the one that you are :) mix and match to find new types!

There’s more tutorials on body type diversity in my club, :iconfat-and-happy:’s Gallery! I hope you all like the chart and I hope it helps anyone whose looking on expand their horizons and draw outside the box! :heart: thanks for reading!

if your looking for a more technically accurate representation *ghostarin was kind enough to do this wonderful red line at my request! please see here.



the chart will be updated at some point but this will do for now.


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If you’re interested in some of my other pieces on character diversity and types please see




The Male Body Type Chart Coming Soon!

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:iconmysterypoison:
MysteryPoison Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
Could you draw me as an anime character using a mix of the average, pudgy,and day one?
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
sure, my commissions rates are $25 and up, send me a note with what you want and I'll send you my paypal adress.
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:icontutanturkeytail:
TutanTurkeyTail Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your body charts. Not only they're useful,they also provide to all people a different body type to relate to. :D
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That's exactly what I was aiming for! thank you so much!
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:icontutanturkeytail:
TutanTurkeyTail Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ;) 
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:iconkillingnightmare01:
KillingNightMare01 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
I love short average/pudgy ones ! they're so cute xD
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhydrogen-poroxide:
Hydrogen-Poroxide Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
KATE MOSS IM CRYIGN
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I LIVE OFF TEARS!
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:iconhydrogen-poroxide:
Hydrogen-Poroxide Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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:iconjk-kino:
JK-Kino Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just now stumbled on to this. Very informative. I'm glad to know there are people out there who understand that there's more than one kind of beauty.
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
amen!
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:iconjbpstudio:
jbpstudio Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im an average being curvy is awesome everybody is beautiful no what body type as long if you dont over do it lHeart Nod .
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
well said! :clap:
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:iconjbpstudio:
jbpstudio Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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:icondj-bleach:
DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Jesus Christ
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
.....okay???
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:iconsslollypopss:
ssLollypopss Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pudgy.
I'm pudgy
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:iconshark235:
shark235 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconpurity-taco:
purity-taco Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
this was very helpful. I saw this on the internet awhile ago and I just wanted to thank you for making this! :)
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:iconcookiegirl720:
cookiegirl720 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016   General Artist
im petite
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
cool.
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:iconhermafrodite:
hermafrodite Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
im just a little pudgy
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
okay.
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:iconprincess-lunaria:
Princess-Lunaria Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
(I love how everybody is saying where they are on the chart and Candy is like, "okay....") Yay! Reference! You did a great job.
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I see someone noticed!

I give those replies because "finding yourself" was not my intent with the chart-  and even if it was, what does that information do for me as an artist?

but thank YOU for your kind words! THAT is information I can use :)
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:iconjdkr:
jdkr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a very biased body chart ...
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ah yes, wanting more than one body type in art.

such a biased and controversial opinion.
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:iconjdkr:
jdkr Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh you mean i should not have any other option than to find this beautiful ? please, this is not a body shape , it's promotion of obesity . this should be forbidden just like the pro ana sites ...
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You didn't say you were talking about yourself, you were talking about MY chart- there for you were addressing ME.

Do you have to find it beautiful? no, of course not. beauty is subjective. However, if you don't you should probably question why you don't find the idea of diversity beautiful ( tho your problem seems to be with women of size in particular). I'm sure it has everything to do with the amount of brainwashing we are constantly faced with in every media outlet that thin and ONLY thin is beautiful.

This is not A body shape, this is MANY body shapes. because humans come in more sizes than just one. I'm sorry you missed that.

it's a promotion of obesity? please, do tell me where on my chart of in my description I say ANYWHERE. "get as fat as you can, let no one stop you" go on, I'll wait.

What this chart promotes is the idea that as creators we have a duty to show case different body types in the media that we create.

so that the people who absorb our media can relate, find themselves, find others, love the art and them self.

if you equate a message of self love and acceptance with promotion of obesity then that kind of sounds like your problem then doesn't it?

because guess what? shaming people about their body has never once in the history of the universe has ever helped anyone LOSE weight, in fact the bullying makes people freak out which makes them stress eat and stress makes weight loss harder in general.

SO LIKE.... if you had a point... somewhere in your statements, I am not seeing it.
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:iconaskthesoniccrew:
AskTheSonicCrew Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Swiggity Swooty, Foxy's Comin 4 Booty (Chat Icon) 
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:iconbunnythatdoesart:
bunnythatdoesart Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
PUDGYY ;v;
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:iconlord-pumkin:
LORD-PUMKIN Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Im fat
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
kay?
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:iconlord-pumkin:
LORD-PUMKIN Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
But I like my body
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That's great.
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:icondragonlordfan:
Dragonlordfan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm pudgy.
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:iconskyrimmadd101:
SkyrimMadd101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm pear shape I hate my hips :/
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this chart really isn't meant for you to "find yourself" it's just a guide for people who make characters not to make the same type of chracters over and over.

but why do you hate them?
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:iconreddiamond28:
RedDiamond28 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
I´m between petite and average. I am aiming for an athletic build.
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:iconlarrydog123:
Larrydog123 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
did you do the male version?
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nope.
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:iconlarrydog123:
Larrydog123 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student General Artist
ok
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:iconjewtzilla:
JEWTzilla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
"Average", "Pudgy", and/or "Pear-Shaped"...my personal preference.
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:icontotallydeviantlisa:
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My figure in real life would be average. :)
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:iconpsychcircuit:
psychcircuit Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
My favorite is 'Kate Moss'. Not because it's hot, but because it's hilarious.
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:iconfurryfoxmedic:
FurryFoxMedic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm probably somewhere between the "fat" and "pudgy" body types.
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
as long as you're happy where you are, that is all that matters!
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:iconfurryfoxmedic:
FurryFoxMedic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
X) This is a very good chart! I'm the kind of artist that needs a lot of references so this will be extremely helpful in the future.
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
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