Figure Drawing Step by Step Lessons

The Muscles In Light And Shadow

Drawing Lessons Proportion

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Proportions

Human Drawing Proportions

In order to properly introduce the study of the human figure, let us set forth a few general guidelines that will allow us to draw any figure, using a system of proportions that can be adjusted to the view we have at any given moment. Proportion is the equilibrium of measurements that establish harmony among objects in this case, among the parts of the human body. Although today artistic license allows the drawing of figures with specific stylistic quirks, it will be easier for the novice to...

Figure Drawing The Human Skeleton In Action

Figure Drawing Models

In the drawing here the image I wanted was of a man wearing a raincoat. I imagined his collar turned up against the weather and his coat fluttering in the wind. This was such a clear, simple image that I drew the coat collar and the edge of the coat first. Once I had this image down I could see that the illustration would be most effective if I left out the man's feet. In this way the fluttering movement of the coat would become the main part of the drawing. All that remained for me to do to...

Nature in Various Mediums

Pencil Drawing Nature

Up to this point, we have been discussing the many elements that go into composing a landscape. Now we begin to put it all together with a look at some landscapes done with various drawing materials on a variety of papers and surfaces. For example, the drawing at left was rendered with several hard- and soft-leaded graphite pencils, which, when combined with the textured-surface paper, lent a richness of tone and texture. These examples are not the last word on landscapes. There are no...

Beauty

Figure Drawing Female

Again the author gives his own interpretations this time of ideal types preferred by artists of different periods. The first is an Egyptian head of about 1350 B.C. Here is a dangerous and controversial subject, especially Jeminine Beauty. Nevertheless, it should be considered. It is not enough to go on drawing the model blindly and aimlessly, though it is true that the constant practice of figure drawing is necessary to an artist. The mere copying of a model is, however, not the end of your...

Overlap and Tangents

How Draw Foreshortened Arm

Let's address some visual rules of space. The first visual rule is overlap. See how it is that shape 1. is closest to us and 11 is furthest away. This is all done with overlap. Overlap occurs when one line stops as it touches another. This makes it appear as though it has gone behind it. The circles in the bottom left corner also give us this depth effect. I have heard some instructors call this the T rule because of the intersection creating a T. At Disney they made a huge fuss about tangents,...

Drawing

Drawing Model And Head And Hands

It is my job here to give you the working materials with which to make your own effort successful rather than to show that anyone can succeed. Success comes only with personal effort aided by whatever knowledge the individual can apply along with the effort. If this were not true, we would be able to do anything in the world simply by reading books. We all know this is not true. There are books on almost any subject. Their value depends upon the amount of...

Figure Drawing Without A Model

Figure Drawing Sexual Poses

In this chapter we shall look at a number of drawing exercises devised to help you towards your goal of good imaginative figure drawing from memory. They are aimed at consolidating the information so far presented and building on the familiarity you have gained with the human figure through your frequent use of your sketchbook. Each exercise contributes in a significant way to the development of the drawing skills you will need, and in the process will help you avoid the commoner pitfalls and...

Blocks And Planes

Perfect Proportion

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Deer Head Drawings

Drawing The Human Head

We've already covered the basics of constructing a head in chapters 1 and 3. Here we'll take it a step further. So far, eyes have been treated as flat things stuck on a sphere. While this works for some styles, it helps a lot to realize eyes are spheres themselves. The eye sockets are set deeper into the head. Figure 4.1. Sinking and raising features Figure 4.1. Sinking and raising features There are many features that are set deeper, or are raised higher for example the the brow ridge or the...

Drawing Masculine Action Poses

Female Action Poses

Amazon Sonia's masculine traits are unusual among female fantasy figures, and provide a challenge to the artist who must show both her masculine and feminine side. A Three-quarters from the front The relaxed facial expression and proud position of the head give the impression of a self-assured, perhaps slightly smug temperament. Stance Sonia's masculine stance can also be provocative. None of Sonia's muscle groups stand out as larger than others, but because she is well-toned enough for most of...

How To Draw The Body In Action

Female Action Comic Figures

Masculine facial features bold and head shape rounded . 3. Waist barely narrower than hips-unusual for a female character. 4. Extremely well-defined muscles. 5. Focus drawn away from feminine features. 6. Body shape in genera dictated much more by muscle than by bone. Sonia's masculine nature is reflected 4 in her stance. She is usually positioned exactly as one would arrange a male figure, highlighting none of her feminine attributes. Only the female head, breasts, and clothing tell us this...

The Next Step After Identifying Elliptical Formis To Create A Manikin Simply Using The Same Principle

Human Form Drawing

ALL MEARUREMENTS,of the Human Form can be seen in divisions of the body and these measurements must be placed in the drawing with a flowing harmony. SHAPES CAN HELP EXPLAIN the muscle pattern and bulk amd simplify the same in difficult positions. ELLIPTICAL DRAWING CREATED WITH A STENCIL is a good way to begin to understand the principle of building. by following the way section of the book you will pose for by following the way section of the book you will pose for shapes constructed as a...

Bodybuilding Drawing

Action Poses For Drawing

Sven is our not very lovable Viking hero, or antihero, with the typical mesomorphic body of the hero in fantasy art. Sven is a muscular, athletic character with an aggressive and outgoing personality. He is very fit, like a body builder, with well-defined musculature and hardly any fat. Sven has an impressive stature with slim hips and waist, broad shoulders, big arms and legs, and a thick neck. 1. Surly, belligerent, aggressive expression, known in the industry as the Arnie. 2. Helmet,...

Drawing the Human Figure

How Draw Military Guns

There is no greater pleasure or challenge in the world of art than to draw the human figure. In this chapter, you will be introduced to various approaches to drawing this very special subject. Set Up the Model Light the Light Reveals the Copy Works of Art in Find Your Guidelines . ' 236 Examples of Foreshortening 240 Find the Gesture of the Pose Quick Sketches 244 Add a Color to Your Paper 248 Gallery . Human Figure Drawing the human figure is an excellent way to improve and expand on your...

Anatomy as Shape

Biceps Asymmetrical

Forceful shapes can get more specific. I want to discuss some powerful theories about the anatomy of the body that pertain to force and rhythm as seen by forceful shape. The body, as I said earlier, is built to move. Its musculature is set up in traverse angles from one area in the figure to another. These relationships allow it to perform. If you work out or you are a physical therapist, you know exactly what I am talking about. The biceps are opposite in f unction to the triceps. The biceps...

Building the Figure

Concave Rib Cage

From a piece of lath and a few inches of copper or other flexible wire, a working model of the solid portions of the body may be constructed. Cut three pieces from the lath to represent the three solid masses of the body the head, chest and hips. Approximately, the proportions of the three blocks, reduced from the skeleton, should be Head, 1 inch by s s of an inch torso, IV2 inches by IV4 inches hips, 1 inch by 1 lA inches. Drive two parallel holes perpendicularly through the center of the...

And The Woman

Symmetrical Fashion Advertisements

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Drawing From Life

Sketches done between 10.20 and 11.00 one night when I was waiting for a late train at Victoria Station, London. Saloon-bar sketches. If you use your sketchbook habitually it can provide you with an excellent source for picture composition and character reference. More leaves from my sketchbook -street scenes in London and observation. Don't aim for neat, tidy drawings arranged artistically on the page. That's not what your sketchbook is for. Aim to capture the character and posture of your...

The Figure in Light

Fundamentals Pencil Drawing

For some reason many students seem to have their greatest difficulty in what they call shading. This is probably because there is no such thing as shading, in the sense they mean. The term modeling is more accurate. The student wants to add tone lo outline, so he is likely to put in a lot of meaningless grays and darks between the outlines. What lie must do with tone is the same thing the sculptor docs. The shadow is a tone that is governed in the first place by the value in the light. Things...

Proportions of The Human Figure

Steps Drawing The Human Figure

Measurements of the human figure are divisions of the body into parts of given measurements. There are many conceptions of measuring, scientific and ideal, and they all differ. If given proportions were used, even though these proportions were the ideal average, they would result in a drawing without character. Again, to apply these so-called canons of art, the figure must be on the eye-level, upright and rigid. The least bending of the head or body would change the given proportions visually,...

The roller coaster of rhythm

Drawing Feet

The rood of rhythm is o more flot, two-dimensional, left to right approach to comprehending the fluid-like balance in the body. It is the beginning of something greater. The roller coaster analogy uses the body's mosses to recognize how force moves in a three-dimensional manner through and around the figure and in and out of the page. I tell students to imagine the model's platform as the amusement park and the model as the roller coaster. Your first task is to get your mind's eye into the...

The Human Figure

Elementary Drawing Human Figure

If the interest of the student has been excited- and his attention bestowed upon what has been already said, and so earnestly urged upon him, and he has mastered the examples of the head, hand, and foot, already given, he will experience but little difficulty in drawing any form or figure that he may attempt. When it is said that he possesses the capacity to draw a figure, it should not be understood, thereby, that he is capable of that careful elaboration, or minute...

Draw Animal Limbs

Dog Shoulder Limb

These three examples show you how the three main categories of mammals' hands work relative to ours. Humans are plantigrades. We plant our whole foot down on the ground. Digigrade animals walk on the ball of their feet and hands. In the unguligrade example, the joint above the hoof is like our knuckles. These animals walk on the tips of their toes. The foot hos the same changes in it as the hand does amongst the three examples. Look at the change in the hoofed animal versus the humans and dogs....

Sketching The Figure In Action From Imagination

Drawing Figures Action

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Ambient and reflected light

Highlights Lighting Drawing Human

So far, we have been dealing with only one light source. In the world around us, such a situation is very rare. Objects are usually illuminated from nearly all around, with light of different colors. Take an outdoor scene. The most obvious source would be the sun, which emits an almost white light. But there's also the light from the sky, basically a dome that casts a weaker, blueish light on everything from all around. Figure 5.13. Direct sunlight and ambient skylight Combined, this will...

How To Draw Manga Hand

How Draw Open Hand Step Step

The fingers taper toward the ends, but widen out at the joints. The finger bones extend beyond the knuckles into the back of the hand. Looking at the shapes in between the fingers helps you to get the fingers right The thumb is attached at a large joint positioned close to the wrist. Here's where you really have to get to know your skeleton, because the shape of hands is dictated almost entirely by their bones. Muscle groups rarely have any definition because, although maximum dexterity is a...

Day at the Museum continued

Sculpture Drawing Charcoal

This Greek sculpture of a male torso from 450-400 BC has a freshness, vitality, and degree of realism that completely transcends the passage of time. An important aspect of its vitality is the subtle lateral swaying motion of the sculpture. The sketch was executed with an HB pencil and a kneaded eraser. The line around the figure was intentionally varied to help capture the rhythm of the figure. Copy after a Greek statue, by Dean Fisher Copy after a Greek statue, by Dean Fisher This drawing of...

How To Draw Muscles Step By Step

Ft is essential to understand how muscles work in motion. Exciting art begins and ends with action, and to that end, bodies must be stretched and pulled into any number of realistically rendered positions. When in motion, muscles take on new shapes that are sometimes surprising Some grow, some shrink, and others seem to appear as if from nowhere Although a lot of attention is usually given to the obvious muscles, such as biceps, pectorals, and abdominals, lesser noticed muscles, such as the...

T Have Been Successfully Animated

Hand Sketched Disney Animal Characters

That necessitated doing the dialogue over with a different phrasing or expression that sequence would be marked for a retake the next time the voice talent was at the studio another reason for not recording all of the sound at one session. It became increasingly important to choose just the right actor for this type of live action, since it would have such an influence on the development of a character's personality, and even on the entertainment value in the picture. Some comedians were...

Anime Woman Sketch

Drawing Face Acrowd

The femur thigh-bone is fitted into the pelvis at a ball-and-socket joint which offers free forward movement with some sideways and rotary articulation. Backward movement can only be effected by tilting the pelvis. The bones of the neck are the seven cervical vertebrae that comprise the upper portion of the spine. The large muscles which affect the shape of the neck are the trapezius at the back and, at the front, the sternomastoids, which run from the back of the ear down towards the inner...

Proportions Of The Figure

Figure Fashion Drawing

The figure measures seven 7 to eight 8 heads high. The neck is about one-third the width of the shoulders. The waist measures less than the shoulders. The legs join the body at the center of the figure. The knees are less than half J way between this point and the feet. From the shoulder to under the arm is one-half head or less. The waist is about one and three-quarter If heads down from the chin. The arms bend opposite the waist, reaching down to the center of the figure, while the hands...

Brow

How Draw Human Head Plates

Here you see how the scale works out in practice. The circle represents the ball, and the width is the width of the head, including the ears. We find that the face is about two units wide and that the eyes fall between the middle halves or at the quarter points of the two units see upper right . This coincides with the divisions of the ball and plane with which you are already familiar.

The Thumbnail Sketch

Thumbnail Sketch Examples

The thumbnail sketch is a very small sketch approximately 2 x 2 of your subject as you are viewing it through your viewfinder. The purpose of this type of preliminary sketch is to visualize how your subject will look once you begin drawing it larger on your paper. Because of the simplicity and rapidity of execution, these sketches are very useful for experimenting with the arrangement of your subject within the format of your paper. It is recommended that you do two or three thumbnail sketches...

Turning

Anatomical Movement Photos

In a human figure there are the masses of head, chest and pelvis. Each of these has a certain height, breadth and thickness. Considered as blocks, these masses balance, tilt and twist, held together in their different movements by the spinal column. As they twist and turn, the spaces between them become long, short or spiral. We might liken these movements and the spaces between the masses or blocks, to an accordion when it is being played. Here we have an angular, virile, active side, the...

Four point perspective

Point Perspective Anime

So here it is, four-point perspective in all its glory. It reminds me of looking out o window in New York City. If you were at the height of obout the thirteenth f loor and the buildings around you were thirty f loors, this is what you would see. We have squeezed depth on both the vertical and horizontal planes with each having two points of convergence. This is the world of perspective we live in. The closer something gets to your eye, the more of a fisheye lens effect you will see. The center...

Figures

The shape of the human body depends a great deal on its structure, so when you try to draw a figure correctly, it is essential to understand your model's anatomical features and physical complexion, which are specific to their age and body type, in order to personalize the figure. The body of an elderly person is distinctly different from the proportions of an adult figure. The forehead is more ample as a result of hair loss, bags appear under the eyes, the skin is less taut than before, the...

Now Take A Common Object

Low Poly Model

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Of The Figure

How Draw Human Body Step Step

In figure drawing the mastery of line is very important because, besides defining the concrete contours of volumes and creating a sense of direction or vital impulse in the drawing, it creates tensions and reactions the particular cadences of the figure. A knowledge of these dynamic tensions gives the figure a sense of contained motion and a rhythmic sensation that can be of great compositional and interpretive interest.Thus, figures appear to be described by a strange equilibrium dominated by...

Tips On Drawing Animals

Drooping Rear Leg Muscles

Bears have a tendency to be pigeon-toed. The paws of the cat family spread out slightly. Most hoofed animals are slightly knock-kneed more so when they're young. Always indicate skeleton bones,- these will hold the sketch together. Once you are familiar with the relotive size of the various bones, drawing becomes eosier It is well to divido the body into three port foroquorters, belly, and rear quarters. Sinco this is a natural division, I aid in achioving proper proportion. Draw in dorsal...

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Realistic Drawing Robots With Colours

You are free to choose the number of joints, shape, thickness and form. Use the arms of cranes and excavators as a reference. Arm Forms They are based on prisms and cylinders. The arm structure resembles that of a crane. Arm Forms They are based on prisms and cylinders. The arm structure resembles that of a crane.

How To Draw Heads

Draw Heads

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Pencil Drawings

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Sketch Fashion Light And Shadow

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The chest

Sternocleidomastoideus

Bones and muscles of the chest Figure 2.2. Bones and muscles of the chest The function of the collarbone or clavicle is to help keep the shoulder in place. When you roll your shoulders, the collarbones move along. It runs from the top of the ribcage to the shoulder socket. It is almost straight when seen from the front, but from above it follows a slight S-curve. This is a large, flat bone that connects the clavicles and ribs at the front of the body, and serves as the anchor point...

Muscular Body Motion Sketches

Drawing Kicking Human

As always, weight distribution affects the compensatory movements the body makes during running. The soldier at bottom right swings the heavy gun he is carrying to left and right to keep his lateral balance over whichever foot is in, or about to be in, contact with the ground this ensures that he doesn't fall over sideways. His centre of gravity is not, however, vertically above the supporting foot at any moment, as it would be if he were standing still and lifting alternate legs his whole body...

Endomorph Mesomorph Ectomorph

Emaciated Endomorph

lt This natural style tells us that she has more important things to think about than her hair. Using specific body types when drawing fantasy figures helps to These figures have a hefty, rounded build, with a tendency to become fat Sumo characters are a perfect example. Endomorphs are used much less often than either mesomorphs or ectomorphs, and commonly appear as secondary characters, usually on the side of evil, in roles where the novelty of their size is fundamental. Endomorphs can be...

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The Figure In Action

Drawing Action Figures

Although we shall not always have athletes as our subjects, it is useful to understand how they achieve greater speed and power in their movements through more completely coordinated action. In less effective action, fewer muscles are brought into use and they are less well coordinated the movement looks clumsy and ineffectual because not all the limbs are involved together. The body conserves energy by using fewer muscles. A person walking in a tired or lazy way, as shown in the drawing above...

The Action Figure Tep By fTEP

Drawing Figures Action

Now let's apply what we've learned, taking it step by step, and finish with a detailed figure. Most pros start with the second step, because the first step has become second nature. But no pro starts with the precision of the fifth step. They always sketch roughly first. After you've gotten the hang of it, you'll begin at the second step, too. Continue to define the form in this way. This will give your drawing more authority. Start with a simple line drawing. Keep it loose. Try to feel the...

Uphill

Drawing Stairway

Figures on level planes are always scaled to the true horizon, as shown at A and B where the figures are stationed on a level crossing. Figures in windows or on balconies are scaled the same way. It is important to know how to draw a stairway in correct perspective and how to project figures upon any step. This is not difficult to do. The plane of the stairway locatcs all die points of the risers. The treads all have the same vanishing point on the horizon. Scale the height of the...

How To Draw With Charcoal

Portrait Drawing How Get The Features

The artist draws the outer contours of the face over the egg shape, capturing the curves of the checks, jaw, and chin. Swift, curving iines capture the sweep of the hair around the head and over the forehead. He draws the first few lines of the features over the guidelines of Step 1 the curves of the eyebrows and the upper lids the side and underside of the nose and the upper and lower lips. The one visible ear is aligned with the eye and nose. As you can see, the roughness of the paper...

Perspective Drawing Still Life

Temporarily attach masking tape to the front side to help line up the pages. Attach cellophane tape firmly along the back side. Kento paper, high-quality paper and manga paper are durable enough to handle a little erasing. Most outlines are drawn in pencil, which is easy to erase. If used too often or too heavily, though, erasers can damage paper When the drawing is finished in ink, it is these damaged areas that cause the ink to run. Keep the page dry. Rest your hands atop a piece of clean...

Standing Pose

Self-conscious girl has the feeling that she never knows what to do with her hands. The unimaginative artist, too, does not know what to do with the hands of his figures. But the girl can put her hands on her hips, finger her beads, fix her hair, pull out her vanity case, apply lipstick, smoke a cigarette. Hands can be most expressive. If you show legs, let them be interesting even in the standing pose. Drop one knee. Raise a heel. Do anything except keep them glued to the floor side by side....

Greek Torso Sculpture

Kneaded Eraser Sculpture

While Dean was in art school, he was fortunate to have several plaster casts to work from. Eventually, he could draw two of them from memory because he had drawn them dozens of times. Both were anatomical casts made by nineteenth-century sculptors One was of the planes of the human head, and the other was a life-sized sculpture depicting the musculature of the human body. The drawings on pages 170-173 are the result of a day that the authors spent in the Antique Sculpture rooms at the...

Spiral Folds

Fabric Fold Pencil Sketches

No matter how complicated the fold appears, it can be traced to a few basic principles. These few principles should be catalogued and kept as far apart in the mind as possible. One should be able to draw at all times, any one of these seven distinctive characters without notes or a model. Think of the part they play so that when confronted by the costumed model, you are less liable to get lost in depicting these ever changing folds. The arrangements of curved and diagonal lines fit the rounded...

Sketches Of Human Anatomy

How Draw Swimming Pool Easy

By the aid of shadows is developed the true form of the model and to parts more or less advanced or depressed, are thereby given a location, as decided and certain as if seen in profile. So truly can they be expressed, on a flat surface, that a sculptor can model a bust, from a picture, and the eye may be so completely deceived, by their close representation, as scarcely to distinguish the reality from its counterfeit. It is, therefore, as essentially...

Rembrandt Sketches

Fear Facial Expressions Drawings

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Portraiture Human Head Proportion

Outline Human Head

As the easiest to draw, and that which, probably, will show most clearly to the pupil the principles upon which he must rely for accuracy, let him begin with a full 01 front view of the Moutii and before making any attempt at expression he should become familiar with the actual form of the features, and be capable of delineating them knowingly. The first thing to be done is to get the beautiful line produced by the meeting of the lips. On a straight line first indicate the width of I he...

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Body Drawing

You are free to choose the size, shape and balance of the parts. Drawing squarish parts will make it look more like a robot, i.e., man-made. Draw joints in a way that makes it look like there are mechanical parts inside. Small, evenly spaced circles resemble rivets. Draw Robot-like Figures Using Only Basic Parts. Draw big, bold joints. Give the surface a strong metallic contrast. Example of finished block. Apply tone and plane. A square part becomes a metallic looking cube wher the corners are...

How To Draw Anime

Female Manga Head Construction

Had the experience of being told by someone that a head he has painted or drawn looks like that person or like an acquaintance or relative of the speaker. For the artist's purpose, the simplest plan is first to think of tin- skull as In-iiig pliable and having taken a certain shape as a result_of pressures as it one squeezed .t rubber ball into various shapes without changing its actual volume. Although skulls have a great variety of shapes, actual measurements tally very closely, which means...

Chibi Style

Not all manga characters are drawn with realistic proportions. Another popular style within the manga tradition is the chibi chee-bee . The word itself means small or cute, and that's how these characters look. A chibi is short with a small body and large head. Simplified details and abnormally large eyes enhance their cuteness. Note that the female neck is slender, while the male's is wider almost as wide as the head. The female is, overall, more delicate-looking, and the male musculature...

The Mouth

Mouth Teeth Drawing

After the eyes the mouth is the second most expressive element of the face. The pinkish colour of the lips is due to the tissue they are made of, transitional between the mucous membrane found inside the mouth and the skin. When drawing the lips make sure that, above all, you carefully draw the line which separates them - ensure that it lies on the semi-cylindrical surface of the jaw bones and follows the rules of perspective I have already mentioned. The simple sketches shown below indicate...

Textured Still Life

Famous Still Life Drawings

Next we look in detail at a very fine example of a textured still life drawing. You can see that there are many objects that have definite textural qualities to them, and they lie juxtaposed to each other to give a textural diversity to the group, which in turn makes the group composition visually very exciting. To make a drawing like this you need to select a number of textural objects, put them together in an interesting composition, and place the textures in such a way that they complement...

Characteristics of the Female Figure

Gap Between The Thighs

Crotch There is always a space between the thighs at the crotch even when standing with knees together. Hips From the front, the widest part of the hips are determined by the bones. preferences among breasts are as varied as their owners. See page 22. Ribs A lightly-drawn rib line gives the stomach and torso a trim look but be careful if the line is too heavy, it creates a gaunt look . The female figure is defined most prominently by the bust, the waist, and the hips. ' Crotch There is always a...

Sitting Figure

In this chapter we are concerned with qualities other than motion. Almost the whole gamut of feeling can be expressed in a seated figure. It can suggest alertness or composure, fatigue, dejection, aggressiveness, timidity, aloofness, uneasiness, boredom. Each would be expressed differently. Sit down or have someone do so, and see how you would dramatize each of these. It is of paramount importance, at this point, to understand the shifting of the weight from the feet to the buttocks, thighs,...

Sful Figure Drawing

Perfect Proportions

Shorter than I would instinctively draw them. The essence of successful male figure drawing is that it be kept masculine plenty of bone and muscle. The face should be lean, the cheeks slightly hollowed, the eyebrows fairly thick never in a thin line , the mouth full, the chin prominent and well defined. The figure is, of course, wide shouldered and at least six feet eight or more heads tall. Unfortunately, it is not easy to find these lean-faced, hard-muscled male models. They are usually at...

Plantigrade

Panda Drawing

Here ore some observations of black bears I saw in the Bronx zoo. In the top drawing, I like the connectivity of the bear's belly to his right rear leg. The perspective the bear is in shows us his form wrapped around the previous idea. On the bottom, we see him making his way down a rockface. As I mentioned earlier in this chapter, you can see the divisions of the bear's body to help see shapes. You must make sure they all operate together in the end. Here lies a polar bear on a hot August...

How To Draw Hair

How Draw Different Hairstyles

Your own hair doesn't look like a hat why should your character's First draw the head without hair, then decide what the hair style should be. Lines for hair should flow away from the scalp and continue in the direction s set by the particular style. Instead of trying to draw each individual hair, draw large shapes and tufts. Don't make the hair appear too uniform. For women, especially blondes, you can create the illusion of luster by bunching some black lines together, provided that these...

Drawa Person DAP Examples

Draw Person Dap

Those of you who completed the DAP from the introduction will refer to those renderings. Everyone else should use Figure 3.2 which was completed by a healthy female who works in the mental health field see disk to view these figures in color . If you completed your drawings when first reading this book, you may not have any free associations at hand, but with a client these are of the utmost importance. How we approach a new, requested task is central to how we approach anything original and...

The hand

Human Figure Reference

The hands are a notorious source of frustration. This section won't concentrate on the muscle structure, since the hand is very complex in this regard, and knowing this won't help much in drawing them. Instead, we'll look at proportions, range of motion, and possible simplifications. Figure 2.20. Bone structure and proportions of the hand Figure 2.20. Bone structure and proportions of the hand There is a very easy and surprisingly accurate way to remember the proportions of an adult's hand....

Canine Skeleton

Anime Dog Snout

We'll show the canine body in somewhat more detail than the other species. The idea is that all quadrupeds have the same body structure, and we'll just have to highlight the differences for felines and equines. I'm going to base the head off a ball, just like the one you saw in the first chapter. To indicate the muzzle, I also hotglue a box shape to it. Well not really a box, more a clipped pyramid. A dog's muzzle is wider near the back than at the front, so it's a better fit. This is a pretty...

Weight and the Modelled Drawing

Cross Contour Art

With the word 'form' bandied back and forth as it is, one would believe that real progress is being made in the effort to understand the nature of form, to realize its significance. However, I have found that most students mistake a certain type of shallow, superficial surface modelling for form. To me weight is the essence of form. And, since the life of a thing is its only real significance, I think of form as the living expression of weight. To make clear what I mean by lack...

Gesture drawing

Human Drawings Sketches

When creating a character reference sheet, you draw the figure upright, and perhaps do a full turnaround. But usually you want your poses to be dynamic, or at the very least interesting. This is where gesture drawing comes in. A gesture drawing is made very fast, you shouldn't spend more than two minutes on it. Fast, but not frantic. Figure 2.47. Examples of gesture sketches Figure 2.47. Examples of gesture sketches Drawing is usually done from the arm, using the elbow and the shoulder. The...

Anatomy Of The Hand

Anatomy Hand Cartoon

Many beginning artists try to copy the dramatic hand poses of the pros without first taking a look at the basic construction of the hand. Don't make the mistake of guessing on this important anatomical feature. I can evaluate the caliber of an artist by his or her ability to draw hands and so can everyone else. Each finger has three distinct joints that are marked with creases on both sides of the hand. Even on men's hands, the fingers taper at the ends. Look at the skeletal diagram of the hand...

Example vixen

Stick Figure Gesture Drawing

Let's look at an example that shows some of the key concepts from the tutorial so far. We're going to draw a vixen practicing with swords. I have this cool pose in mind where she's standing on one leg, her body bent to the side. I start with a fast gesture sketch to lay down the lines of action and indicate the most important features. Figure 4.16. Gesture sketch of vixen That looks confusing. But if you look at the stick figure, you can see where this is going Figure 4.17. Simplified and real...

Pets Are People Too Drawing Classic Cartoon Animals

Drawing Cartoon Dog

Like their real-life counterparts, many cartoon families have at least one pet. The pet is often a dog, but it can just as easily be a cat, fish, or gerbil. You're limited only by your imagination when it comes to introducing animals into your cartoon families. If you prefer, you can make animals the only characters in your cartoon, like the comic strip Pogo does. In such cartoons, your animals can conform to stereotypes the mean rat, the kingly lion, the sneaky snake, and so forth or you can...

Using a Manikin for the Study of Anatomy

Female Figure Drawing Poses

The best way to study anatomy is to set up a book of anatomical diagrams before you, and set up an art-Store manikin alongside it. Draw tlie action from the manikin and the muscles from the book. You can also make rough sketches of the manikin itself for general bulk and action only, Just copying anatomical diagrams does not seem very helpful to most students. The muscles must somehow be built upon a frame or figure in order to get their proportion and relationship to the figure as a whole. The...

With a round face or a child with a slightly Jr longer face and pointy chin

Female Face Proportions For Drawing

Maintain distance between eyes and mouth. , For a somewhat baby-faced look, make the eyes larger. Round faces tend to look too large, so it helps to reduce the amount of hair 2. Tighten the distance between eyes and mouth. 4. Make the head larger by giving more volume to the hair In order to make a woman with a round face, large eyes, and big hair look more grown-up 1. Give her a long neck, and draw in the collarbone. 2. Draw her figure to adult proportions, i 3. Broaden the shoulders and...

T Standing on Knees

Manga Position

The secret to drawing the lower abdomen and crotch lies in how you capture the gentle slope oi the abdomen in the curved lines of the underpants. Front view from a slightly elevated angle The secret to drawing the lower abdomen and crotch lies in how you capture the gentle slope oi the abdomen in the curved lines of the underpants. Front view from a slightly elevated angle Side view The crotch does not touch the floor. When the legs turn outward, the buttocks are pulled apart and the crevice...

Perspective Shadow

Art Principles Oblique Cast Shadows

Now let's again build two cubes using the existing planes as one side of each. This creates two new shade points 1 and 2 which cast shadow points Is and 2s. The two new top shade lines again cast shadows parallel to themselves, thus forming two new sets of parallel, horizontal lines, each of which converges to its own vanishing point on the horizon. 6. Notice that each cube has a total of only two vertical shade lines. The other verticals that had been shade lines in previous steps are now...

The Folds Above The Mouth

Dent Between Nose And Mouth

The area below the nose is always marked with three strong divisions, like folds in a curtain. The folds are draped over the curving, forward-tilted form of the upper aw beneath. The curtain ends where it joins the cheeks, a border often marked by a crease. The three folds line up exactly with the three parts of the base of the nose and the three sections of the upper lip this is due to the common origin of all these forms in three tiny subdivisions in the embryo. A. Almost invisible on a...

Good Understanding Of Anatomyis Essential

Action Poses Anatomy

ALL MEASUREMENTS must first be understood to build form in some degree of order and proportion is not easy for all artists to do,but with the use of manikins this task of learning is made much easier. no matter how you progress in developing a style of your own the basic shape should and must be evident at all times to speed your delivery. ON THE HUMAN FORM,there are no placed markings that can be visually read to improve your placement. IDENTIFYING SHAPE,on surface form must be...

Differences In Figure According to

Head Female Manga

Finger length represents one of the most prominent differences between the figures of adult and child. Also, for adolescent girls you can create a youthful appearance by drawing the body of an adult, but with more rounded lines overall. Limbs. Even when long, not fully extended Wrists amp ankles relatively thick Limbs. Even when long, not fully extended Wrists amp ankles relatively thick Draw the head small make wrists and ankles slim. Draw the pelvis relatively thin keep arms and legs...

Here We Go

Brevi Racconti Vignette Stampare

The proportions of your little figures may be varied in any sort of way. Below we show a variety of comic exaggerations. We shall start at once to put them into action. There will always be movement of the parts. Draw this page carefully and become thoroughly familiar with the movement of each part. Take any jointed doll if possible, one jointed at the waist. This fellow was a plain wooden art-store man-nikin. In order to make him exist for you as something more than wooden chunks, I dolled him...

Define Realistic Drawing

Draw Shapes Below Horizon Line

To draw realistically, you must first learn to see realistically. Be aware of what is really there. What you see when you look is visual reality. Being real, everything has three dimensions height, width, and depth. Visual reality is anything which exists that you see. Examples are trees, rocks, clouds, air effects, and light. Your mind becomes so accustomed to daily surroundings that you overlook what is actually there. When you draw these subjects, you suddenly realize you are not sure of...

Hands paws hooves

Latest Human Figure Modern Art

Like with legs, there are several ways to throw a bit more human or a bit more animal in the mix. On one end of the spectrum, there are the normal human hands, but with a bit of fur and longer nails A fifty-fifty mix of human and animal traits is quite common. Usually this is done by making the fingers shorter and shaped more like a paw, and by adding paw pads. Here the pads are placed according to the anatomy of the animal as seen in the previous chapter , but you'll see many varieties. Some...

The Relation Between Pelvis and Legs

Curvaceous Anime

Interesting Characteristics of the Thighs Interesting Characteristics of the Thighs Even for legs that look skinny from the front, the thighs will look fat when viewed in different poses or from different angles. Slender but pretty legs, with smooth curves. Legs that are quite shapely in spite of thick-set thighs. Drawing the calf with heavy lines creates a muscular look. Slender but pretty legs, with smooth curves. Legs that are quite shapely in spite of thick-set thighs. Drawing the calf with...

Mentalis The Pouting Muscle

Pouting Muscle

The mentalis lifts the skin over the chin. This direct action is not expressive, but the indirect action, the pushing together of the lips, is. We employ the mentalis to squash and pout our lips whenever we're sad and often when we're nervous or angry. It plays a role in the stifled smile and the facial shrug. Here its movement is isolated. In expression, it always acts in concert with other muscles. The signature wrinkle the puckered chin is always present, no matter what the expression. The...

Getting Dressed Shoes and Socks

How Draw Manga Shoes

When the figure is seated the surface of the bed or cushion conforms to the shape of the buttocks. How the invisible part of the buttocks presses into the mattress or cushion. Slipping into her shoe in a seated position. 3. Getting Dressed In Front of the Mirror Even when the character is _____ __ ___________ simply standing or sitting straight, avoid making the figure completely rigid. Supple figure, standing Rigid figure, standing Supple figure, seated Rigid figure, seated The thigh of a...

Ttjrnino And Twisting

This is a quick and simple way of rendering,pen outline with the side of the pencil lead fo . shading, this was drawn on bain br i doe coqutlle 2 this is a quick and simple way of rendering,pen outline with the side of the pencil lead fo . shading, this was drawn on bain br i doe coqutlle 2

Intersection of regular solids

Third And First Angle Projection

When two solids Interpenetrate, a line of intersection is formed. H is sometimes necessary to know the exact shape of this line, usually so that an accurate development of either or both of the solids can be drawn. This chapter shows the lines of intersection formed when some of the simpler geometric solids interpenetrate Two dissimilar equare prleme meeting at right The E E. shows where corners 1 and 3 meet the larger prism and these are projected across to the F.E. The plan shows where comers...

Paws and hind legs

Pencil Sketch Leg

On the left we see the underside of a front paw. There are four cushiony pads at the toes the digital pads , a larger one underneath the knuckles the metacarpal pad , and a tiny one near the wrist the carpal pad . There are four claws at the front, and a dewclaw at the end of the thumb. Note that the claws are not at the center of the toes, but on the inside. The two in the middle are very close together. The illustration next to it shows the bones of the front leg. The dog is standing up, so...

Case Illustrations

Schizophrenic Draw Person

The following profiles illustrate the use of the 8CRT in specific situations. The client is a teenaged male in therapy due to extensive drug use with a series of juvenile arrests and probation violations. His parents are presently separated, but both are appropriately involved in his treatment. Throughout the initial interview, the client presented with an elevated and grandiose mood, an animated affect especially when recalling his probation violations glorification of past substance abuse,...

Light On The Basic Forms

Simple Exercise Vanishing Point

Light and shadow are sharply defined and positive. Oil sphere B, the modeling is very gradual with no sharp definition. The lighting on A is characteristic of sunlight or direct artificial lights that on B of light from the sky without direct sunlight on the object, or of the popular indirect or diffused lighting. The difference in these effects must be taken into consideration by the artist. The whole pic-tine should have the effect of one or the other. If one thing casts a shadow, all things...

Basic Proportions

Drawing Body Child

One of the basic differences between a child's body and that of an adult is the head a child's head is much more voluminous compared to the rest of his body. This feature is attenuated as the body grows. In general, a newborn's height is only three times the size of his head. When the child is approximately one year old, the total length of his body is three and a half times the length of his head. Compared to the head and the torso, his legs are relatively short. At four years, the head is...

Portraiture

Horseshoe Shaped Upper Jaw

Was it she, or was it her portrait painter A most peculiar-looking effect occurs when the eyes fall higher than halfway up the head. The woman might have looked this way, but a far more likely explanation is that the artist an early American painter inadvertently left out part of her forehead. Taking a bit off the top is the most common of all errors in portraiture. head makes a sharp break with the upper plane it's just slightly below the actual top. From here the skull is...

Foreshortened Cylinder

Drawing Foreshortened Cylinder

So it is important to realize that vertical vanishing lines and the horizon line eye level serve the same purpose and are similar in concept. Both contain the vanishing points for parallel sets of lines which lie on parallel planes. The horizon line serves all sets of lines on horizontal planes while a vertical vanishing line serves all sets of lines on parallel vertical planes. Both are found in the same manner in fact the drawings above and below are identical except for being turned 90...

Coloring the Hair

Draw Manga Hair

Black with white highlights Layered screentones Black with white highlights Layered screentones What are the secrets to drawing faces in profile Based strictly on bone structure, it is strange for the eyes to be set too far back from the nose, but in drawings, such a style may still be perfectly acceptable. There are many different ways in which the eyes, nose, and mouth can be distorted or exaggerated to good effect, so you can develop your own style without being too worried about actual bone...

The Muscles

Connection Between Ear And Eye

The muscles of the head are divided into two groups the muscles of facial expression, responsible for physiognomic expressions and the muscles of mastication, which move the jaw. They become stratified on the cranial bones whose external shape they follow pretty closely, as they are very thin. Also study the main neck muscles because, inevitably, they appear in nearly all portraits. BUCCINATOR DEPRESSOR ANQULlOi DEPRESSOR LABII INFERIORIS DIGASTRIC Here I show the connection between the bone...