Figure Drawing Foundations | Proportions
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The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Characters in Proportion
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Created by Clayton Barton
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 8 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
  • Avoid the Proportional mistakes most artists make that doom a drawing from the very beginning​
  • Spot and fix the proportional errors within your characters
  • Apply proportions in perspective
  • Draw characters in proportion at different ages
  • Draw the common, comic book character types in proportion
  • Draw the human head in proportion
  • Draw the human figure in proportion from the front, side and any other angle you want
  • Easily draw your characters in proportion without even having to think about
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Requirements
  • Students should have a basic understanding of the drawing terms used throughout this training package. The minimum resources required are a pencil, sheet of paper and eraser to complete workshop exercises.
Description

Hey there, it’s Clayton from How to Draw Comics . NET,

I’m ultra-excited to present to you HTDC’s first "Figure Drawing Fundamentals Lesson | Proportions!"

 "Figure Drawing Foundations | Proportions" is a laser focused volume of Comic Art training created specifically to give you the ability to draw your Comic Book Characters in Proportion.

The ideas, techniques and tools you’re about to learn in this training package have been carefully developed and refined over years of learning, testing and experience.

I use them every day I sit down to draft out a new Comic Book Character myself, because the truth is everything you’re going to learn in this lesson ACTUALLY works if you apply it!

 And I’m not the only one who’s taken advantage of what I’m giving you here - over the years my students have also used these insights and techniques to conquer the most challenging, fundamental obstacle every artist is met with when they set out to improve their drawing abilities - Proportions

Figure Drawing Foundations | Proportions - Includes:

Figure Drawing Fundamentals | Proportions E-Book

  • The 34 Page E-Book holds some of the most concentrated, highly polished fundamental knowledge on Proportions that you will not find anywhere else.
  • Every piece of insight has been carefully articulated with complimentary, high detail Comic Book illustrations to give you clear visual examples, and to inspire. The Proportions E-Book is a must have reference guide for every aspiring Comic Book Artist who wants to get their figure drawing foundations handled – beginning with Proportions.
  • Best of all it’s all digital! So you don’t have to wait to get it in the mail, you get it instantly. You never have to worry about it getting damaged or lost, and you can take it anywhere, having it right at your finger tips whenever you want it.

Figure Drawing Fundamentals | Proportions Core Lesson

  • The Core Proportions Lesson is the 40 minute, narrated, Video adaption of the Proportions E-Book - designed to give you a highly immersive, potent learning experience. The core lesson breaks down the topics step by step, walking you’re through each segment. Instead of just looking at each example, I’ll be highlighting the Proportions of the human figure segment by segment so that you don’t miss a beat.
  • The entire lesson has been narrated, which means you can sit back, listen, watch and learn, giving you a whole new level of educational immersion.
  • Both the Core Video and the E-Book are exceptional volumes of Comic Art training, designed and carefully composed to be delivered in two different formats.

Figure Drawing Fundamentals | Proportions Templates

  • As well as the training material, I’ve also created a set of high resolution Proportions Templates. These Templates are essentially a height chart for each of the overarching topics covered in the E-Book and Core Proportions Lesson – The Heroic Figure, Proportions at Different Ages and Comic Book Archetypes.
  • These were specially created to serve you as the go to reference guide whenever you set out to draw a Comic Book character – a guide not just to drawing your characters in Proportion, but also to provide a reference for placing in their anatomy.
  • The Proportions Templates are ultra-high resolution image files which means you can set them up as your desktop background, or print them out on giant posters to hang up in your studio or work space. Either way, you can rest assured that every detail will be captured in sharp HD focus.

But I didn’t want to stop there. See, one of the toughest things to overcome when learning is the fact that you’re not here in the classroom with me to guide you through the process of implementing all the cool stuff you’re going to learn.

So I decided to really go above and beyond for you here to GUARANTEE you the results you came here for.

Along with the Proportions E-Book, Core Proportions Lesson and Proportions Templates - I’ve also included:

Figure Drawing Fundamentals | Proportions Workshop

  • As far as content and step by step instruction - this is where it’s at. The Proportions Workshop is a 5 Hour + module of intensive, real-time training designed to help you implement everything you’ve learned in the Core Proportions Lesson.
  • In the first 4 Workshop Sessions you’re going to learn step-by-step how to build a proportionally accurate figure drawing from the ground up. I’ll walk you through the front, and side view of both the male and female figure so that you get a full understanding of how the key forms of the human body are drawn. Literally, you’ll follow along with a sketchbook and pencil as we do the exercise together, and finish up with a set of Proportionally accurate figures in front of you.
  • In the following 4 sessions we enter into the advanced concepts of Proportions where I’ll walk you through a series of examples and exercises designed to get you drawing your figures in perspective – while keeping their proportions intact!

Each of the Sessions focus on:

  • How to place down, and construct your characters on the page so that they fit within the space you’re drawing them – whether that be the page itself or the panels within a sequential piece of art work.
  • How to draw your characters in different poses, and foreshorten them in Perspective – and how to apply Proportions in those more dynamic scenarios.
  • You’ll learn how to understand the human figure in terms of simple form so that you can take a pose from observation, turn it around inside your mind and draw it down onto the page at any angle, in any view you desire. And I show exactly how to do it – in fact I walk you through it one step at a time so that you can implement the process for yourself.
  • And finally I share practical exercises with you that are specially designed to make drawing your characters in proportion second nature, through repetition. If you practice the exercises you learn in this session, Proportions will be a problem for you no more.

Each of the 8 sessions within the Proportions Workshop goes for 40 minutes to an hour, and are aimed at putting everything you’ve learned into action straight away so that you can see an improvement in your drawings right NOW!

Ultimately, when you get Figure Drawing Fundamentals | Proportions, my hope is that it will not only give you a highly concentrated, deep level of insight into the complexities of Proportion - but that it will also serve as a dependable guide for you to refer back to whenever you need it.

My goal was to deliver ‘the’ guide to drawing your Comic Book Characters in Proportion. And I really do believe that I’ve created that for you here.

-Clayton

Who is the target audience?
  • Comic artists struggling to work out how to place their character’s anatomy so that it’s drawn to scale and pieced together correctly
  • Comic Artists who are frustrated with trying to awkwardly fit their characters onto the page
  • Comic Artists finding it difficult to keep their characters in Proportion when posing them in perspective
  • Comic Artists who are unable to keep the proportions of their characters consistent across multiple drawings
  • Comic Artists who are fed up with tweaking, erasing and eventually throwing out failed drawings that just never end up looking right
Compare to Other Figure Drawing Courses
Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
05:55:19
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Proportions Core Lesson
8 Lectures 43:54

In the this video you're going to get an introduction into Proportions as you learn how to avoid the Proportional mistakes most people make when it comes to drawing the comic book characters.

Preview 04:40

In this video you'll learn exactly what proportions are and how you can use the head of your comic book characters alone to draw them up to the correct size.

Preview 03:31

Know exactly where to draw each part of the human anatomy, and what size to make it, to ensure your characters are always drawn with proportional accuracy

Preview 08:11

Gain the confidence to draw your characters in proportion at any age - from toddlers and kids to teenagers and elders.

Proportions At Different Ages
06:12

Familiarize yourself with the most recognized character archetypes in today’s comics - from dwarfs to brutes and everything else in between

Proportions of Unique Character Types
06:58

Know exactly where to place and how to scale the facial features of the male and female head to ensure they’re always sized up and structured correctly.

Proportions Of The Head
05:50

Discover the key size associations throughout the human body that will make proportions so easy to remember, placing the anatomy of your characters correctly and drawing to them to scale will just happen, without you even having to think about it.

Proportional Comparisons
04:37

Keep the proportions of your characters intact, regardless of the pose or angle you’re drawing them on.

Proportions In Perspective
03:55
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Workshop 1 - Drawing The Front of The Male Figure
3 Lectures 42:56

In the first Proportions Workshop Session I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Male Figure from the front with accurate Proportions. You'll follow along as I explain each step in detail to ensure that by the time you reach the end of this session you have a full Comic Book Figure drawn up to the correct size on the page in front of you.

Workshop 1 A - Drawing The Front of The Male Figure
14:56

Proportions Workshop 1 B follows onward from the first part of session 1 where I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Male Figure from the front with accurate Proportions. 

Workshop 1 B - Drawing The Front of The Male Figure
13:57

Proportions Workshop 1 C follows on from the second part of session 1 where I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Male Figure from the front with accurate Proportions. 

Workshop 1 C - Drawing The Front of The Male Figure
14:03
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Proportions Workshop Session 2 - Drawing The Side of The Male Figure
3 Lectures 39:31

In the second Proportions Workshop Session I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Male Figure from the side with accurate Proportions. You'll follow along as I explain each step in detail to ensure that by the time you reach the end of this session you have a full Comic Book Figure drawn up to the correct size, from the side, on the page in front of you.

Workshop 2 A - Drawing The Side of The Male Figure
14:23

Proportions Workshop 2 B follows on from the first part of session 2 where I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Male Figure from the side with accurate Proportions. 

Workshop 2 B - Drawing The Side of The Male Figure
15:05

Proportions Workshop 2 C follows on from the second part of session 2 where I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Male Figure from the side with accurate Proportions. 

Workshop 2 C - Drawing The Side of The Male Figure
10:03
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Proportions Workshop Session 3 - Drawing The Front of The Female Figure
3 Lectures 34:31

In the third Proportions Workshop Session I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Female Figure from the front with accurate Proportions. You'll follow along as I explain each step in detail to ensure that by the time you reach the end of this session you have a completed Female Figure drawn to the  correct scale on the page in front of you.

Workshop 3 A - Drawing The Front of The Female Figure
15:26

Proportions Workshop 3 B follows on from the first part of session 3 where I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Female Figure from the front with accurate Proportions. 

Workshop 3 B - Drawing The Front of The Female Figure
15:25

Proportions Workshop 3 C follows on from the second part of session 3 where I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Female Figure from the front with accurate Proportions. 

Workshop 3 C - Drawing The Front of The Female Figure
03:40
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Proportions Workshop Session 4 - Drawing The Side of The Female Figure
3 Lectures 34:27

In the fourth Proportions Workshop Session I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Female Figure from the side with accurate Proportions. You'll follow along as I explain each step in detail to ensure that by the time you reach the end of this session you have a completed Female Figure drawn to the  correct scale on the page in front of you.

Workshop 4 A - Drawing The Side of The Female Figure
15:05

Proportions Workshop 4 B follows on from the first part of session 4 where I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Female Figure from the side with accurate Proportions. 

Workshop 4 B - Drawing The Side of The Female Figure
11:27

Proportions Workshop 4 C follows on from the second part of session 4 where I'll take you through the step by step process of constructing the Female Figure from the side with accurate Proportions. 

Workshop 4 C - Drawing The Side of The Female Figure
07:55
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Proportions Workshop Session 5 - Fitting Figures Into The Frame
3 Lectures 42:56

In this Workshop Session you'll learn how to place down, and construct your characters on the page so that they fit within the space you’re drawing them – whether that be the page itself or the panels within a sequential piece of art work.

Workshop 5 A - Fitting Figures Into The Frame
14:44

Workshop Session 5 B  follows on from Proportions Workshop Session 5 A where you'll learn how to place down, and construct your characters on the page so that they fit within the space you’re drawing them – whether that be the page itself or the panels within a sequential piece of art work.

Workshop 5 B - Fitting Figures Into The Frame
14:49

Workshop Session 5 C  follows on from Proportions Workshop Session 5 B where you'll learn how to place down, and construct your characters on the page so that they fit within the space you’re drawing them – whether that be the page itself or the panels within a sequential piece of art work.

Workshop 5 C - Fitting Figures Into The Frame
13:23
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Proportions Workshop Session 6 - Proportions In Perspective
3 Lectures 38:31

In Proportions Workshop Session 6 A you'll learn how to draw your characters in different poses, and foreshorten them in Perspective – and how to apply Proportions in those more dynamic scenarios.

Workshop 6 A - Proportions In Perspective
12:07

Proportions Workshop Session 6 B follows on from the previous session where you'll learn how to draw your characters in different poses, and foreshorten them in Perspective – and how to apply Proportions in those more dynamic scenarios.

Workshop 6 B - Proportions In Perspective
14:48

Proportions Workshop Session 6 C follows on from the previous session where you'll learn how to draw your characters in different poses, and foreshorten them in Perspective – and how to apply Proportions in those more dynamic scenarios.

Workshop 6 C - Proportions In Perspective
11:36
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Proportions Workshop Session 7 - Understanding The Human Figure
4 Lectures 01:04:37

In Proportions Workshop Session 7 A you’ll learn how to understand the human figure in terms of simple form so that you can take a pose from observation, turn it around inside your mind and draw it down onto the page at any angle, in any view you desire. And I show exactly how to do it – in fact I walk you through it one step at a time so that you can implement the process for yourself.

Workshop 7 A - Understanding The Human Figure
15:16

Proportions Workshop Session 7 B follows on from the previous session where you’ll learn how to understand the human figure in terms of simple form so that you can take a pose from observation, turn it around inside your mind and draw it down onto the page at any angle, in any view you desire.

Workshop 7 B - Understanding The Human Figure
15:44

Proportions Workshop Session 7 C follows on from the previous session where you’ll learn how to understand the human figure in terms of simple form so that you can take a pose from observation, turn it around inside your mind and draw it down onto the page at any angle, in any view you desire.

Workshop 7 C - Understanding The Human Figure
15:37

Proportions Workshop Session 7 D follows on from the previous session where you’ll learn how to understand the human figure in terms of simple form so that you can take a pose from observation, turn it around inside your mind and draw it down onto the page at any angle, in any view you desire.

Workshop 7 D - Understanding The Human Figure
18:00
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Proportions Workshop Session 8 - The Fastest Way to Get Better At Drawing
1 Lecture 13:56

In Proportions Workshop Session 8 I share practical exercises with you that are specially designed to make drawing your characters in proportion second nature, through repetition. If you practice the exercises you learn in this session, Proportions will be a problem for you no more.

Workshop 8 - The Fastest Way to Get Better At Drawing
13:56
About the Instructor
Clayton Barton
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Learn Advanced Dynamic Drawing Techniques

Often I’m asked how long I’ve been drawing. The truth is I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t. I was like any other crayon wielding kid, the only difference being that I never let go of that yearning for artistic venture.

I still remember the walls being filling top to bottom with the felt tip scrawling’s of an artistically fiery five year old. Maths books filled with cartoons instead of numeracy, English books littered with more pictures then poetry. It went on and on and it never stopped.

 My first love was Comic Books, my second was Video Games. Realizing that I wanted to build a career in both I spent most of my late teens immersing myself in constant study, practice and improvement to harness my skills in multiple fields. It was a long, intense journey, with many trials and tribulations along the way, all of which helped me to get my broad skillset to the level it’s at today. There on after I dedicated myself to bringing the characters, worlds and stories within Video Games and Comic Books to life!

Realizing the rewarding feeling of giving back, I’ve devoted several years of my life to create training that teach aspiring artists all my best strategies and techniques for Digital Illustration and Sculpting, Visual Design, and 3D Modelling. On a daily basis I am able to share my methods, techniques and philosophies with my students, so that they too might develop their own artistic flair and begin building themselves a legacy that they’re truly passionate about.