How to Draw the Human Body

In preparation for our first online test class tonight from 6-7pm I’ve written a short blog post on learning to draw the human body. It’s slightly tongue in cheek but I’ve been wanting to create some learning content for a while – so this is an attempt at a listicle 😉
  1. Find a naked body.
  2. Sit down.
  3. Observe.
  4. Put pencil to paper.
  5. Start drawing.
  6. Rinse and repeat.
  7. Also remember that good things take time, and according to Fheng Zhu’s heirarchy of difficult things to draw, the human body is right up there.
  8. If you’re really struggling then find a group to draw with – have a look at some of our class’s work on instagram.
  9. There are loads of online resources for figure drawing – I keep a Pinterest board for human anatomy, and dance poses – which are great for dynamic poses. I also find the stylisation of the human body particularly interesting, which can even be useful for low poly modeling, and loads of techniques for aspiring digital artists are also available. What are your favourite drawing resources?
  10. Try to keep a positive attitude – if you feel like your drawings suck – that’s totally chilled – rather look for what you can improve, drawing seems to be one of those particular skills that do take time to acquire but I’ve noticed that people can also be particularly hard on themselves when learning to draw.

If you’re interested in joining the test class on 18/06/2020 at 6:00 pm GMT +2 please fill in the form on my website. Hope to see you there!

Listicles are fun! They allow me to bring together resources from a variety of locations. My next listicle will most likely be breaking down the human body into different segments.

As always, please feel free to drop me a DM if you have any questions, suggestions, or comments!

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