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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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:iconshark235:
shark235 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconpurity-taco:
purity-taco Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  New Deviant
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  New Deviant  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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:iconaskthesoniccrew:
AskTheSonicCrew Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Swiggity Swooty, Foxy's Comin 4 Booty (Chat Icon) 
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:iconbunnythatdoesart:
bunnythatdoesart Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
PUDGYY ;v;
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:iconlord-pumkin:
LORD-PUMKIN Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  New Deviant
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  New Deviant
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 Traditional 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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: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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:iconskyrimmadd101:
SkyrimMadd101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting :)
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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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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:iconreddiamond28:
RedDiamond28 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
ikr? I am personally petite :)
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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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:icongodzancrow:
GodZancrow 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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:icongodzancrow:
GodZancrow 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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