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The female form is a beautiful and varied thing as all females have their own beauty and uniqueness. Their breasts are a subject of great admiration and vary so much in shape and size that you should always try to portray them in their natural state as there is nothing more appealing than a woman with natural breasts. Below are some examples of the many varying types of natural breasts and a rough guide on how to draw them and how they should look on your subject.
Also known as augmented nipple/areola complex. This type of breast shape is often as a result of herniation of the tissue, lobules of fat that are not being properly contained by connective tissue under the areola complex. When drawing Snoopy breasts try to imagine that you are drawing the nose of a Beagle as in the cartoon dog Snoopy, the beloved pet of Charlie Brown in the comic strip series Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
Start by drawing a circle the size of the breast that you are trying to achieve. Draw it roughly just above the base of the rib cage. Next draw a slightly inward curving line A from the mid point of the top of the circle up to just under the collar bone. When your are happy with the shape of your breast, position the areola and nipple at the mid point B of the front of the breast so that it is pointing forward.
Tubular breasts are a result of a lack of breast tissue development during puberty. This leads to the breasts becoming aesthetically deformed and can be seen to develop asymmetrically as well as being droopy and unusually far apart. When drawing a tubular breast start at the top of the chest just below the collarbone and try to imagine that you are drawing a shape similar to an elongated letter U projecting down and slightly out from the chest wall. As there is no bulk to the breast the bottom of the breast; will come back to meet the chest wall at a higher than usually point as shown in the sketch to your left. When drawing the areola place it at the end of the breast and draw it so that it covers all of the breast tip. Add the nipple and try to make sure that it points in the direction of the breast.
Also known as Pectus Carinatum is when there is an outward bowing of the chest wall. When drawing breasts on a woman with a Pigeon chest it is important that you curve the breast out from the collar bone and then back into the base of the breast just above the bottom of the rib cage. In the sketch to the left, you can see that the bulk of the breast sits at the lower point of the chest emphasising the Pigeon chested appearance. The areola and nipple are located at the lower point of the breast and are pointing downward. It is important not to place the areola and nipple too high up the breast as if you do the breast will appear to be sitting unnaturally on the chest wall.
Also known as Pectus Excavatum is a condition opposite to Pigeon chested and is where the chest wall is collapsed inward. When drawing breasts on a woman with a sunken chest it is important to note how the breast sits in relation to the chest wall. In the sketch to the left you can see how the breast curves inward behind the chest wall and then slightly out at the top of the chest below the collar bone. Also note how the areola and nipple are positioned to the front of the breast and point forward.