Guides to Fine Arts Like Painting, Designing, Architecture, Sculpture, Photography and More

By Manci Zeelgal


Many people thing that draw people and the human figure has to be difficult and time consuming. (Source: http://howtodrawpeoplefaces.org/how-to-draw-a-realistic-face-step-by-step/ and http://howtodrawpeoplefaces.org/the-key-to-drawing-a-nose-realistically/)

In this article I am going to show you that this doesn't have to be the case at all. With the right instructions and a little practice, drawing people can be a very fun and fulfilling pursuit.

First thing first, in order to start drawing, you will need to have all the basic equipments. This includes pencils, drawing paper, pencil sharpeners, eraser, and that's pretty much it.

Before you begin drawing anything seriously, I highly recommend you warm up your drawing hand by doodling on a piece of scratch paper first.

This will help get you warmed up and get the creative juices flowing.

You can doodle in any way you like. Just remember to make big gestures with your arm as well as your hand.

Once you've warm up, it's time to pick a picture for you to draw from.

Even though your best option is probably to draw from a real life subject, it's alright to begin by drawing from a picture.

As you gain more experience, you will gradually start drawing more and more from real life.

Once you have your picture, look at it and make a few observations of it.

Notice the pose that the figure is in and what angle you are looking at it from.

Then use very light and broad strokes to make out the basic gesture of the figure.

You are not too concern with the details at this point. Just try to capture the basic outline of the figure.

After you've done this, begin to build the figure using basic shapes.

For example, use an oval to represent the head, cylinders to represent the limps, and circles to represent the joints.

This is call drawing the manikin of the figure.

It's ok if this manikin doesn't look perfect. Remember, this is a skill that you are developing and it will get better over time.

Out it is time to fill in the detail for you drawing. This is where a little knowledge of anatomy will come in handing.

If you are not well verse in human anatomy yet, don't worry. Just do the best you can.

And once you fill in the details, all you have to do next is add some shading to give the drawing a three dimensional look and you're done.




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