Start by lightly drawing a base mannequin of the figure. The base mannequin defines the foundation proportions and the size of the figure on the paper. Pay attention to where the figure overlaps and what parts of the figure are oriented toward you, such as his right forearm and left thigh. These areas will need at least some foreshortening. Figure 5.17 shows this first step. I have purposely darkened the exposure on this example so you can see the lines. Typically, these lines are drawn so lightly that they don't print well in a book.
Figure 5.18 Draw the surface detail over the mannequin figure.
Was this article helpful?
Realize Your Dream of Becoming a Professional Pencil Drawing Artist. Learn The Art of Pencil Drawing From The Experts. A Complete Guide On The Qualities of A Pencil Drawing Artist.