DIY Tree Branch Seahorse **Mi(my) WAY: combine with the idea of the lit wood Christmas tree on the canvas, do any shape on the canvas then add lighting. Or weave lighting through out or around the seahorse or whatever u design.
Tutorial - Curves on Girls by *Ai-Bee on deviantART. Reaaaal good tut on different body types. In her deviant there is also a lot of links to others tutorials for men and women body types. If you draw characters, go see this.