This page is to introduce the idea of Drawing Figures, and shows the building-blocks. Drawing the human figure is an interesting challenge, and one you can master.
Drawing people has been described as the hardest thing to draw and soon you will have it mastered. Once you have mastered drawing the human figure you can draw a person doing anything anywhere. Getting creative and learning to draw can be the most exciting adventure you ever have.
Do you want to draw people, or fairies?
Below is a free lesson, so get your pencil paper and eraser out, and get to work.
Let go and really enjoy!
Above you will see the basic oval of a head. Then the basic oval of a head, with tubes or cylinders. Notice that the cylinders or tubes can be drawn in any position to create arms and legs.
See how I joined up the tubes and the oval with an hour-glass shape.
If you are drawing a male figure add a more V-like shape.
Please add the legs, as you will see in the next image.
Next, join up the tubes, hour-glass, and head with a gentle outline.
Now is the time to change the size of hips or shoulders, move the tubes, etc. Loosen up and move the parts a bit. My pictures here are pretty rigid.
Now we start to build on the clothing. Try to imagine the kinds of clothes you wish to add. Once you have this model of a figure, you can be quite a designer.
Again, my images here are pretty dull. I am just trying to show you the real basics.
Add to it, get creative.
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Also take a look at the face, and notice the placement of the eyes. Start with that...place the eyes...half-way down the length of the head.
Then half-way between the eyes and the chin sketch in the bottom of the nose.
Then half-way between the bottom of the nose, and the chin, put in the mouth.
From these simple ideas, you can change the shape of the face, nose, mouth. You can create a plump mouth, or smiling mouth by heightening the corners. If you play with the features, you will see that every movement of feature creates a different face. Remember that each human face is different.
I am creating a new book that will be all about drawing faces - sign up for my e-zine to keep up to date with the release date, and have fun Drawing Figures and you will be on your way to becoming an artist!
If you have interest in designing the clothes don't forget my paper dolls page. There you will find a Lady Pirate Paper Doll, a Mermaid Paper Doll, a Cinderella Paper Doll, and a Paper Doll with all kinds of clothes of various time periods.
This final image is after you have erased all the inner workings of the drawing, and smoothed out the outer lines.
Your figure is finished. If your experience has been great, imagine what you will find when you follow the link to my drawing fairies page.
Give it a try!
Once you are through the free lessons, if you want some more intense instruction don't forget to check out my drawing book!
There is so much more to explore - just keep looking around, and if you want to subscribe to my free monthly e-zine, you won't miss a thing.