Drawing the figure - figure drawings. How to draw the figure.

Figure Drawing


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Below are two views of a figure drawing. This drawing is not quite finished (I always neglect the feet—very bad of me). But, it will show how a pose is "blocked out" on a typical Life Drawing sketch.

Life Drawing

Below are some of the structure lines (in red) that are put down first when starting a Life Drawing sketch. Just like in the "Gesture Drawing" pages, it is important to draw lines showing the direction of arms, legs, spine, and also the tilt and angle of the hips and shoulders.


Life Drawing, with beginning sketch lines on top

Always drawing these "gesture" lines (seen in red) in first is an important part of the figure drawing process.

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