Breast and nipples.
Nipple placement in relation to body position.

Correct positioning of the breast and nipples when drawing breasts.

The following series of sketches show how to draw breasts and nipples. The examples shown, show how the breasts hang naturally from the body when the subject is leaning. It is important to remember that the breasts are mainly made up of fatty tissue and mammary glands and so will move freely with the body and change shape under their own weight.

How to draw a crawling nude subject.

How to draw a subject that is crawling.

In this first sketch, you can see how the breasts hang down and slightly out under their own weight. This will also affect how the nipples will look on the breast so be sure to place them in the correct position to make the breasts convincing.

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How to draw a nude on her knees.

Drawing a nude on her knees leaning forward Breasts. Nude on knees

In the sketch's above you can see that the more the body bends forwards the more the breasts begin to elongate and hang out from the body. The nipples begin to point down as the weight of the breast shifts further forward.

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Nudes laying on their backs.

Breasts and nipples. Breasts. Nude laying on back, top viewIn the next two sketches, the subjects are lying on their backs. Notice how their breasts are lying naturally on the chest. Note also how both breasts have flattened slightly onto the subject's bodies and how the arms affect the position of both breasts. Again you can see that the nipples have altered their position slightly on the breast.Breasts. Nude laying on back, side view

How to draw a rear view of a standing nude.

rear view standing nude showing her breasts In this rear view sketch of a standing nude, you can see how the body position affects the way that the breast hangs from the body, notice how the weight of the breast pulls it down and away from the body.Nude bent over from behind In these rear view sketch's of a kneeling nude and nude bending over you can see that the breast's hang naturally from the body under their own weight. Notice the change in shape that occurs naturally as the breast hangs under its own weight. This is due to the elasticity of the skin and connective tissue which stretches under the weight of the breasts as the bulk of the breast fat falls to the lowest point.

How to draw Hyper-realistic breasts.

Now we have completed the basics on how to draw breasts and have learned about breast sizes, breast shapes and how to position on a subjectnow is the time to draw some beautiful natural looking breasts. In the next part of this tutorial we will be putting everything we have learned into practice using a detailed step by step guide on how to draw Hyper-realistic breasts.