Here is a drawing technique that I particularly like



In this tutorial, we will be interested in the vast subject that is the human body. I propose to you to realize together an exercise to draw the human body by working the gesture and the rhythm.

When we want to progress and we want to learn how to draw after-model, it is important to acquire two things. The first is to have in mind the overall proportions of the human body and know how to place the various elements of anatomy without deceiving you. The second is less obvious, but just as important: it requires the acquisition of a frank and assured gesture, to obtain a dynamic and alive.

Curiously, when we start, we tend to believe that the dynamics of the trait depends on the pencil we use. Now, it is our brain, and by extension our hand and the execution of our gesture, which are fundamental.


Whether you are a beginner or not, this subject is probably one of the most complex of drawing learning. Drawing the human body requires not only a certain knowledge of anatomy and human proportions, but also the ability to analyze and quickly make posture and movement. For this, it is necessary to know how to begin his drawing in a dynamic way, by working his gestures. So I propose you a technique to draw characters of post-model, by quickly catching the posture.

Always start by observing the model globally. The whole thing is to analyze the movement of the body and the posture as a whole.

The overall dynamics of the body can, in general, be summed up in one line. This famous line is vertical and goes from the top of the head to the foot of the character. This is the starting point to structure your drawing and capture the attitude and movement of the model. This one does not necessarily share the body in two, but must make the connection between the bottom and the upper part of the body when your character is standing. This route must be executed in the most fluid way possible, as it must involve the rest of the construction. In the case of a character folded on itself or with the bent bust, this line will be split in two with a part indicating the direction of the bust, and the other the position of the pelvis and legs.

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