Figure Drawing: Self Portrait

Why? Why create a self-portrait anyway? For starters, it gives the option of a model that will sit as long as you wish, experiment with lighting,  even make yourself intentionally look older or younger, or better looking. There is no modeling...Read More

Figure Drawing: Gesture

This time, our post looks ironically quick. Gesture drawings are great warm-up exercise, before working on a more detailed project. They are quick, generally taking anywhere from ten seconds to five minutes. The point is to get the gist of what...Read More

Figure Drawing: Building Shapes

Figure drawing doesn't have to be complicated. We can construct the entire human figure if we break it down into basic shapes. [caption id="attachment_2295" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Quick sketch broke down below into basic shapes.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2307" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Having basic shapes...Read More