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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.


Download For Bigger View!

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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:iconinvaderzimforever2:
InvaderZimforever2 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
...Okay so when I was a girl i'm pretty sure i fell under the Fat - Pudgy stages.. Q w Q i was so cute This chart pleases me, and i don't know why.:D (Big Grin)  it's just..hnng~
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm so glad you like it! Pudgey or fat as a boy or a girl I am sure you're stunning presh!

work whatever weight your at!
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:iconnenaparty115:
nenaparty115 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2015
Petite body type doesn't have to be unhealtly i know a lot of girls that have this body type and they eat normally but they metabolism is faster.
Sometimes people is rude and the petite girls calling they "anorexic" por "flat" and this is not wrong looked by the society.
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Please point out to me where it says in my description that the petite body type is "unhealthy" Because outside of advice for drawing, and not adding ribs. I see none.

It is rude and wrong to call thin girls names. The problem is one or two people calling a thin girl names means nothing when that same girl is bombarded by images from the media telling her that her body is "perfect" or a "bikini body"

Meanwhile every bad name you call a plus size girl is re-enforced by a life time of her being picked on for not being the ideal.

there is a difference between discrimination and systematic oppression.
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nenaparty115 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Im sorry if my opinión has molested you.
Look like is trendy un these days say the word opresion.
For me opresion and discrimination are the same i don't care about"the big bad opresive society" i carne about the people. Discrimining a plus-sized boy or girl is so wrong,also and discrimining a petite boy or girl or a average voy or girl.
Is true that un the soiety is worse looked a plus size weight but the insults that people call at the plus sized people are worse looked that insults at poeople whit other body type, that often aren't considered insults.
About tour art is a good tutorial, or reference for draw diferent female body types.
Sorry if my english is bad.
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It's okay, I understand if English is not your first language, I will try to use simple words to help you understand my friend!

for starters....don't use the word "molested" it means something really horrible and sexual.

My point is, it is never okay to pick on ANY body for how much they weigh. Thin or fat it doesn't matter a person is still a person who has feelings that can get hurt or worse.

However it would be a lie to say that these two insults have the same impact on the person. If you call a thin person a bad name it won't hurt them as much because they see thin people everywhere in our media, magazines, TV, internet, billboards. they see other people with their body type so whoever insulted them is just calling them a bad name, but they don't feel like they are "wrong" or don't belong.

However when someone calls a fat person a bad name they don't have that system to back up their self esteem. Most fat people in the media are jokes or bad guys. You don't often see fat girls as the hero or on the cover of magazines. Sp that one insult just confirmed what the world has already told that fat girl.

I hope this makes sense.
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nenaparty115 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Okay i can understand your point but often the models or actreses have a chest implants and they have a thin body and average chest i thik that this is ofte a complex for the girls too
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yes it is a problem. little girls see plastic surgery and don't know it, think it's real.
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:icondjfireeagle:
Djfireeagle Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#Hourglass all day.
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:iconkittycatz22:
Kittycatz22 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Pudgy or perishables is the way to go.
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:icontoniiidrawings-byme:
ToniiiDrawings-byME Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kate Moss xDDD
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:iconryleefabre:
RyleeFabre Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have the hourglass
:3
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Okay?????
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:iconryleefabre:
RyleeFabre Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
K
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:iconcamilleandleonore:
CamilleAndLeonore Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Kate Moss xDD
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
she's been though worse.  XD
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:iconcamilleandleonore:
CamilleAndLeonore Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just looked up at photos... omg I agree @.@
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeeea, she had a few years where she did coke and hit the wall. Tragic really.
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:iconcamilleandleonore:
CamilleAndLeonore Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah :c
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:iconjeevaslady:
JeevasLady Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
I wanna the sex toy type :3
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you want...to BE the sex toy type? or Date the sex toy type?

either way your going to have to afford the implants.
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:iconjeevaslady:
JeevasLady Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Date x) I'm a boy, I'm just using a friend account x)
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:iconmarine1336:
Marine1336 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Deep...
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thank you.
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:icondarknessangelhorror:
DarknessAngelHorror Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I think I would be average, but with a bit more in the middle.
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:iconwittygrizzly:
WittyGrizzly Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Fucking Kate Moss... XD

This is really great, mind if I use as a reference for tracing?
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Depends, are you going to reference it or trace it?  because those are two different things. 
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:icongaaterung:
Gaaterung Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Bad.
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:iconnugetboy2:
nugetboy2 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Really, compared to your one piece of art that has no comments, and little views.
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:icongaaterung:
Gaaterung Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Yup. Really.
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:iconnugetboy2:
nugetboy2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
-_- This has to be a joke...
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:icongaaterung:
Gaaterung Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
No, it's not.
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Why?
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:iconsuperpower-pnut:
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
My sister is pear shaped.  We'd tease her about being able to shoot out a kid with her hips ("you'll be in labor like, for 10 minutes, the FWOOM!").  The life proved ironic, for her kid was born C-section!!
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:iconthefearfulnight13:
thefearfulnight13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it wrong to say...your average seems a little pudgy to me?...
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
it's not "wrong"... just kinda sad.

The average woman is often looked at by society as pudgey because we're so used to seeing under weight women shoved in our face and in our media like magazines, TV, ETC that we forget what real life women look like.

Just keep in mind that the average model weighs about %20 less than the average woman.

here's a few quick facts about women, weight and how they're viewed by society at large.

Why is Size Zero a thing?

How Plus size Models are viewed.
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thefearfulnight13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh...it's just we live in America. Home of KFC, the fried Oreo, etc.... As you say, pudgy or fat to any extent is not BAD, just a physical characteristic. It's just that here in Alabama--one of the "fattest" states in the US--I know many 30+ mothers slimmer than you average here.
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No, that's just the human condition. we're not to meant to be extremely thin.

also it's very short sighted to believe that people who are fat are so of their own free will, living off a diet of as you say 'KFC & Oreos" when the reality is a great deal of the American population is living below the poverty line and it's a lot cheaper to eat fast food / junk food than it is to eat "healthy"... fresh fruits and veggies are a luxury, not a right.

Good for your 30+ slim mothers?... I don't understand what the adds to the conversation? no matter how many people you know it's a very small sample size when you take in account every woman in the country. living in various states of health and wealth.
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:iconthefearfulnight13:
thefearfulnight13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay.
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:icongothic-bunny-13:
Gothic-Bunny-13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm chubby.. ^^;
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
83 nothing wrong with that.
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:icongothic-bunny-13:
Gothic-Bunny-13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe ^^
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:iconvintageocean:
VintageOcean Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I like all except buff, kate moss, fat and boteroesque. Just bein' honest. :p
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations, You're roughly 98% of the population.

do you want a cookie? :cookie:
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:iconvintageocean:
VintageOcean Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Eat you 
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:iconjenaiaucuneidee:
jenaiaucuneidee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I'm hourglass...Skinny but Not so athletic. I'm too lazy for that.
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
as long as you're happy!
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:iconwritingglasses:
WritingGlasses Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
The Kate Moss body type killed me. I'm dying of laughter. XD
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:icongrey-flowers:
Grey-Flowers Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the fat one. .-.
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:iconcandy2021:
Candy2021 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
well. this chart isn't meant for you to "find yourself" it's meant to see what types are out there for you to draw.

but if you are, why is that a sad thing? there is nothing wrong or bad about being fat.
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