Hi, it’s Ethan again and welcome back to the 3rd video in this lesson series on figure drawing.
If you are just joining us and missed the previous 2 videos, please be sure to watch them now and then come back to this one.
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Lesson 1 – The Figure Drawing Success Formula
Lesson 2 – How To Draw Human Proportions
In the last video, we covered the basics of human proportion and learned to construct a human stick figure from scratch.
Now it’s time to take it one step further and learn about drawing perspective. Perspective is basically the art of making 2 dimensional drawings look 3 dimensional.
And it’s extremely important in figure drawing because as soon as you want to draw a figure in any other position than the standard front view, you need to understand how perspective will change that way that figure look. Otherwise, your drawings will never look realistic.
Now, perspective can be a very complex subject so we won’t be able to cover everything in this short video. But I will try to do my best to give you a crash course and teach you the most important elements that will make the biggest difference to your drawing.
Then, we’ll go through a step-by-step practical exercise and show you how to draw your first 3 dimensional figure.
Ok, let’s begin.
[PLEASE REFER TO THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS]
So now that you know the basic rules of perspective, you’ll be able to transfer this knowledge into your figure drawing to create more dynamic and interesting work.
Which is exactly what we are going to do in tomorrow’s lesson. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to apply what you just learn to draw a 3 dimensional human figure in perspective.
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Don’t see the point of drawing the squares in perspective here because you drew your circles larger than from point to point. If you draw them from point to point they don’t overlap. I guess you wouldn’t really be able to see the point that the balls are sitting on. The point could have been made to just draw 3 balls slightly overlapping each other and then shade! I understand that the perspective comes in handy when drawing the foreshortened figure.
That is fantastic.I am going to be a skilled.
thank you for that really helpful tutorials
Realy helpful tutorials cant wait for the next one
Now i know the perspective… atleast i think.. anyway thanks
why Video is not running on my phone..???
these lessons are so helpful. I have never had it explained so clearly. thank you so very much
find i am lagging behind
and will have to take it slowly
not much to spare for drawing
but am determined to do all of the course
so informative, supportive and easy to follow
The videos will not play for me.
What am I doing wrong?
I’m sorry about that, Jill. Youtube some times acts up. Please try to refresh the page or try to view it with a different browser.
Really great tutorials, I ve just reached a block and they are the stimuli and reinforcement of lessons I need. Many thanks. You are a great teacher.
This is a really great. I am very grateful to you. I never quite appreciated that legs were so long!
Thank you so much Ethan for all your help. Im so enjoying your tuition,o clear and easy to understand and follow. looking forward to tomorrow.
THANK YOU. Mary
Very good and understandablez!
Ethan your doing such a great job your the best teacher ever. keep it up!
Thank you so much!
I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO EVALUATE THE SHORTENING OF A SQUARE SIDES IN PERSPECTIVE VIEWS . FOR EXAMPLE IN DRAWING A CIRCLE IN PERSPECTIVE IF I DONT DRAW THE SIZE OF THE SQUARE SIZE WHITHINWHICH THE CIRCLE IS LOCATED PROPERLY , THE RESULT ELLIPS WHOULD NOT BE DRAWN CORRECTLY . PLEASE HELP ME WITH FIGURES .
This/these are very good lessons on perspective. Thank you so much for helping me to understand perspective and how it makes drawing more realistic. Ethan you are my hero. Very inspiring!
No problem! I’m glad it helps. Thank you for the comment.
Thank you for your help. I appreciate all these tutorials you have put together.
wow you made it look easy – this is what i need – great job
Thank you very much, Cheryl!