Originally posted on FREE ART LESSONS & GALLERY WITH JULIE DUELL:
OK now don’t be daunted! I know most people think that figure drawing is about the hardest to do – along with portraiture. Why not give this method a go?
This is a basic introduction to figure drawing – one where you don’t need to go into the study of every bone and muscle unless you wish to. This is a method using CYLINDER FIGURES. Lets begin with a chart showing an average adult model . Proportions are different for children and the head is much bigger in relation to the body, changing as they grow.
Everywhere we bend (elbows, wrists, shoulders, waist, hips, knees, ankles) you draw a circle or oval (depending on the angle of the figure you are looking at). In between these circles or ovals, cylinders connect them – along with masses for the head, chest and abdomen.
Of course there are all sorts…
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