Category Archive: Part 4: Drawing people

Exercise 52: Stance

Look for the centre of gravity in a standing figure. Mark the central axis in your sketches. Change poses every 2-5 minutes.  Fairly self-explanatory sketches, these. All were standing poses, all took in… Continue reading

Check and log: Form

Were you able to maintain a focus on proportion at the same time as creating a sense of weight and three-dimensional form? I focused, albeit not always successfully! Overall, I think the proportions… Continue reading

Exercise 51: Essential elements

Draw a sequence of 6 different poses, lasting ten minutes each. Look at darks and lights, shapes, weight, proportions, and foreshortening. Draw the whole figure, and don’t fiddle with detail. I enjoyed the… Continue reading

Exercise 50: Essential shapes

This exercise asked for a variety of seated poses at slight angles, noting any twists or bends, lines of movement, or foreshortening. As a preface to each drawing, I made a quick sketch… Continue reading

Check and log: Proportions

Have you managed to make a complete statement in this time? What were your main problems? Yes, in terms of overall shape. The figures are all readable as such. The main problem was… Continue reading

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Exercise 48: Quick poses

This exercise began with a series of 2 minute sketches (see above and below). Although I’ve had some experience of life drawing, I found these sketches felt stilted, possibly because I was working… Continue reading