How to Improve Your Figure Drawing - Step by Step
- 7.5 hours on-demand video
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- Draw the human figure with more confidence and precision.
- Create dynamic figure drawings quicker and more effectively.
- Understand how to draw the various body parts from memory.
- How to properly use Gesture to create more believable poses.
- Students will need a basic understanding of drawing and an open mind.
This is a basic approach to figure drawing. This entire how to draw the human figure course is 7.5 hours. I share techniques that I have used over the years to create comic book illustrations and storyboards for television. You will learn how to systematically break down the various parts of the body into simpler shapes. As I illustrate each area step by step you will follow along and learn from my studies. This will give you insight into how I create my artwork and create poses from the mind. I also share what techniques I use to improve my knowledge of the human form. Things like gesture drawings, timed studies of the pose, negative space drawing, foreshortening, perspective, organic versus angular lines, and much more. You will also be given a copy of the art files as a downloadable PDF that I have created here so that you can work along and study from them. By the end of this course you should be more confident in constructing your figure drawings from the mind and have a better understanding of the human form.
You will also learn how to draw Gestures of the body using methods such as CSI. Making use of action lines and timed studies to help you improve your drawing abilities. I am also very receptive to my students. So if you have any suggestions or questions I am here to help!
I have also included 6 lessons on drawing various hands poses. You will learn what to pay attention to when drawing the hands so that they are more believable and expressive.
You also get the Bonus lectures on How to Draw and Shade Muscular arms. In those lessons I go over 3 different arm poses with various rendering techniques.
The tips and tricks from this course will make the process of drawing complex body poses much easier to accomplish. Good luck with your art and I can't wait to see your progress!
- This course is for beginners that would like to take their character drawing a step further.
- Artists that want to learn the fundamentals to Figure Drawing.
In this introduction I will explain what you will learn and why I am confident in the process that I am teaching you. I have been an illustrator for over 20 years. I have worked creating comic book publications, storyboards, caricatures, and 3D animation. This course includes some of that knowledge that I have gained along the way. I will give you insight into how to improve your figure drawings with a basic approach.
In this lesson we will cover breaking down the main parts of the body to the head, torso, and pelvic area. Then we will work on the figure from there. ( Note : I have also included my Digital Pencil Brushes for Sketchbook Pro and Clip Studio Paint users. Remember that your pressure settings on your device can vary from my own but theses are the brushes I use to draw with. )
In this lesson you will learn how to break down the arm shapes to effectively create your own poses more easily. I will walk you through the process to simplify arm poses.