Potato face series

Ultimaltly going to make this a short series:

Potato Face through the ages: The not so gradual erasure of a womans face

Potato Face vs intentional stylization

Potato Face and Friends: How to creatively work within limitations

Potato salad: How to make mad money on potatos like a jackass

Potato face 101: Ratios
Sloppy rundown of a generic female design. A lot of the key features on a generic female are about the same for a generic small child, so it’s pretty straight forward! Large forehead, small chin, and of course the ever popular button nose. That god damn, omnipresent button nose.
Don’t feel bad if you enjoy drawing this way, it’s pretty popular. With a little effort you can easily find this trend in art today. The point of all this isn’t to bash on artists, but to make you question why most women are designed so similarly.

Potato face 101: Ratios

Sloppy rundown of a generic female design. A lot of the key features on a generic female are about the same for a generic small child, so it’s pretty straight forward! Large forehead, small chin, and of course the ever popular button nose. That god damn, omnipresent button nose.

Don’t feel bad if you enjoy drawing this way, it’s pretty popular. With a little effort you can easily find this trend in art today. The point of all this isn’t to bash on artists, but to make you question why most women are designed so similarly.

toughtink:

nooby-banana:

i KNOW i’m just beating a long-dead horse by doing this but for god’s sake disney
fyi only superficial things were changed in the edit (hair, eyelash length, freckles, skin tone) the actual model wasn’t changed at all

to be clear: she photoshopped anna’s hair onto hiro’s mom face. a lot of people in reblogs seem to think that the one on the right is literally anna and trying to find miniscule, non-existant differences… which sort of proves the point? that a picture of a different character can be mistaken for anna so easily with just a hairstyle change and that people will still defend the design choice to the death rather than admit the similarities… sheeesh.

But is it potato?
People enjoy the look of a round, soft female. People enjoy drawing it. However the stylization of women should not limit the natural variety found in real life.
Also why are we bitching about this now? This problem is within the art community as a whole. This is a wide spread problem.

toughtink:

nooby-banana:

i KNOW i’m just beating a long-dead horse by doing this but for god’s sake disney

fyi only superficial things were changed in the edit (hair, eyelash length, freckles, skin tone) the actual model wasn’t changed at all

to be clear: she photoshopped anna’s hair onto hiro’s mom face. a lot of people in reblogs seem to think that the one on the right is literally anna and trying to find miniscule, non-existant differences… which sort of proves the point? that a picture of a different character can be mistaken for anna so easily with just a hairstyle change and that people will still defend the design choice to the death rather than admit the similarities… sheeesh.

But is it potato?

People enjoy the look of a round, soft female. People enjoy drawing it. However the stylization of women should not limit the natural variety found in real life.

Also why are we bitching about this now? This problem is within the art community as a whole. This is a wide spread problem.

Our game came out, it’s called fantasy forest on ios. If it’s your thing check it out
PS I designed the concept for the icon. That’s a big deal because icons go through years of revision.

Our game came out, it’s called fantasy forest on ios. If it’s your thing check it out

PS I designed the concept for the icon. That’s a big deal because icons go through years of revision.

How to tell if you’re designing a generic female

durrnit:

Question number one:

Is it round and featureless, like a potato?

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Did you use a button nose?

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If you answered yes to either, go look at some real ass girls and start over. Throw those potatoes away. You’re keeping girls in the 40’s aesthetic, and not in the good way.

I’ll keep posting my own work but I’ll also be posting potatoes and how to draw them