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Beginner Figure Drawing Fundamentals - Gesture and Construction

via Skillshare


This figure drawing introduction course will go over the first two steps of building the figure - Gesture and Construction. In this lesson we'll cover not only why we use these two concepts, but also how to use them in designing our figures. 

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Stock images courtesy of:
Senshi Stock

Continue learning with the follow up lessons:

Figure Drawing Series:
Lesson 1 - Gesture and Construction
Lesson 2 - Dynamic Forms
Lesson 3 - Construction of the Body Parts
Lesson 4 - Proportions  

Head Drawing Series:
Lesson 5 - Constructing the Head Part 1
Lesson 6 - Constructing the Head Part 2
Lesson 7 - Constructing the Head Part 3

Intermediate Series
Lesson 8 - How to Draw Hands
Lesson 9 - How to Draw Hair
Lesson 10 - Introduction to Light and Shadow
Lesson 11 - Drawing the Torso
Lesson 12 - How to Draw Feet


  • Trailer
  • Terminology and Concepts
  • Construction
  • Basic Forms
  • The Body as An Idea
  • Gesture
  • Positioning
  • The Fundamental Action Line
  • Overlapping
  • The Connecting Line
  • Demonstration 1 - Basic Head
  • Demonstration 2- Basic Arm
  • Demonstration 3 - Overlapping Leg
  • Demonstration 4 - Upper Torso
  • Timed Drawing Session
  • Timed Drawing Demonstration

Taught by

JW Learning


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