Introduction - How to Improve Your Figure Drawing

Robert Marzullo
A free video tutorial from Robert Marzullo
Comic Book Artist / Illustrator
4.6 instructor rating • 17 courses • 34,931 students

Lecture description

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. 

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How to Improve Your Figure Drawing - Step by Step

Learn how to draw the human form like a professional with these fundamental step by step techniques.

07:30:32 of on-demand video • Updated September 2020

  • 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.
English [Auto] Have one my name is Robert Martillo from Ramsdale comics and welcome to my course on how to improve her finger drawing and this course I'll be teaching you how to break down figure drawing and simplify the process. One of the best ways to enhance your abilities for drawing figures is to log in lots of hours lots of studies. So I want to show you the way that I break things down and build them back up and how I commit more of this to memory. Over the past 20 years I've been a comic book illustrator a storyboard artist and even performed caricatures for parties and with each of these art forms I've had to hone my abilities to draw characters and figures in a desirable fashion. So what I want to show you is how I hone those skills and how you like them to do that type of work. So in this course you'll get to work alongside with me as I break down a variety of these figures. I use perspective to help with foreshortening and just generally share your tips and tricks that I use everyday to create my artwork. Keep in mind you also get copies of all the artwork that's created here so that you can follow along and study them and scrutinize them and kind of figure out your own process as we work through this. We'll be breaking down each component of the body and drawing them separately. And that process will allow you to really look into the forms a bit more and see how the individual parts kind of work and then we'll assemble them as a whole. And the reason why I think that helps so much is if you just get right into Figure drawing you get a little bit bogged down by the complexity of it. So if you itemize each area and separate them into their smaller components but then reassemble them you'll get a better understanding of how to draw complex forms and complex scenes without feeling so overwhelmed by the process. We'll also talk about studying from life and creating gestures drawings and even drawing at different time intervals and what benefits that holds as well. I think it's very important to be realistic about what you can create and how long it takes you to create certain parts of your artwork. It also helps you to gauge what you need to study next. So by the end of this course you should have a lot better understanding of how to complete your own figure drawings and just remember that sheer practice and filling up those sketchbooks and creating lots of files lots of artwork is really going to teach you the most. But these building block fundamentals that I'll be teaching here should give you a better understanding and a better point to start from to create more and more finger drawings on your own. So I'm very excited to teach this course. I hope you're excited to learn it and I hope to hear from me soon. Keep drawn keep them fun. And bye for now.