Hello and welcome back to the 6th video in this tutorial series on how to draw the human figure.

In the last video, we learned how to simplify the human body into simple 3D shapes and draw a manikin figure.

So if you missed the previous lessons, you can click below to watch them now…

Lesson 1: The Figure Drawing Success Formula

Lesson 2: Drawing Human Proportions

Lesson 3: Fundamentals Of Perspective Drawing

Lesson 4: Drawing The Figure In Perspective

Lesson 5: Drawing The Manikin Figure

In today’s lesson, we’re going to cover how to add anatomical detail to our manikin to make it look realistic.

Knowing proper anatomy when drawing the figure is extremely important and if you ask any expert, they’ll tell you that it is one of the most critical things you have to learn.

But unfortunately, drawing human anatomy is often neglected by many artists.

Now I don’t want to overwhelm you with all the anatomical details of the entire figure, so in this video, we are just going to focus on drawing the arm.

This will keep everything more manageable and give you an introduction to anatomy drawing.

So in the next clip, my co-instructor Michael will walk you through how to layer muscles onto a simple manikin arm and make it look real.

Let’s go over to the table and get started…


Alright, so that’s how you draw the muscles of the arm.

Now be sure to take out a piece of paper and follow along with this exercise to draw your own arm.

Because in tomorrow’s lesson, we’re going to cover how to add shading to that drawing to make it look three dimensional.

I know shading can be a big difficulty for a lot of people and tomorrow we are going to cover some very cool shading techniques, so be sure to tune in for that one.

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