How To Draw A Human Figure [2/2] – Drawing Body Figures In Different Poses

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In today’s lesson, we are going to cover the second part of how to draw the human figure from imagination.

If you haven’t watched part one yet, you can do that now by click the link below…

Drawing A Figure From Imagination – Part 1

In this video, we’ll pick up where we left off and draw several figures in different positions.dynamic figure drawingLet’s watch through the first figure drawing…

We’ll start by creating a simple frame for the body (again we covered this in the last lesson) and then we’ll add some flesh to the figure to make it more full.

When drawing the stick figure, remember that you can use “move lines” to help you create it. You certainly don’t have to do this, but it might be a helpful tool.

One thing to notice when filling in the figure is that the human figure is very “organic.” In other words, it is very curvy and there is rarely a straight line. Keep this in mind when you are drawing.

After you’ve filled out the figure, you can erase the guiding frame that we first drew.

Now we can add in any details like clothes and accessories. For this drawing, we’ll be a little creative and add in some wings to the female figure.

As you are drawing your figure, it might look a little stiff. Don’t worry. As you fill in the little details, the figure will begin to look more lifelike.

And of course, when drawing the human body from imagination, you can’t ignore the importance of having a good knowledge of anatomy.

The same process will apply to the other figures we are going to draw. Please refer to the video for details and draw along.

When drawing from your imagination, it’s very common to have to erase and make lots of changes. Don’t panic, this is normal and even the best artist in the world do this.

Just be patient, practice, and your drawings will get better and better with time.

Figure Drawing DVD SetNow if you’d like to get more in-depth instructions on how to draw the figure realistically, a great resource is my new “Secrets of Figure Drawing” home-study course.

In it, you’ll discover…

  • how to keep your figure in proportions
  • how to draw realistic anatomy
  • how to drawing figure in action poses and stance
  • how to shade to make your figure look realistic
  • and a lot more!

It’s really a great way for beginning artist to learn figure drawing.

To check out this course completely risk-free and learn more about what’s inside, go to the link below…

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See you next time and happy drawing!

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  • Meltem

    Reply Reply June 15, 2016

    Thanks for sharing your knowlage

  • Amit Dhakal

    Reply Reply October 12, 2015

    thx this helps a lot keep up the gud jobs guys… it is hard beter than it is said but as you said practice makes man perfect..

  • Malca

    Reply Reply August 17, 2014

    I enjoyed the drawing tutorials, very well done, but I need to know what is the mood line.

  • Maggie

    Reply Reply October 25, 2013

    Thank you for revealing the mysteries to me. Very, very helpful. You are an excellent teacher.


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  • Rich Williams

    Reply Reply July 10, 2013

    This did help me understand drawing the figure without a picture. Thank you very much.

  • Martyn Clarke-Smith

    Reply Reply July 6, 2013

    Wonderful series. Thank you so much. Am hoping to get the disks soon.

  • maggie

    Reply Reply June 10, 2013

    love it very fluid and enjoyable.

  • AW Feld

    Reply Reply May 6, 2013

    very well explained and well-done!!

  • Paul Plumley

    Reply Reply April 22, 2013

    Appreciate the clear explanations.

  • Mary Mora

    Reply Reply April 19, 2013

    You make it seem so easy! But it really has helped me in drawing the human figure. Thanks!!!

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