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Figure Drawing Basics

via Skillshare


Hey everyone! This class is essentially a general overview of figure drawing and how to get started. Figure drawing is a very broad subject and theres a number of ways that anyone could approach it. What I wanted to do is create a basic guide of what I feel helped me the most when I began studying the figure many years ago. 

We'll go over how to get started blocking-in and measuring, how to use anatomical landmarks as a guide, and essentially simplify the figure into basic elements so that it doesn't feel so daunting if you're just starting out! 

This is a bit of a longer class as I wanted to do my best to be thorough. Even still, there was no way I could cover everything, so look at this as an overview to begin with. I will hopefully do follow up classes breaking down 'parts' of the body afterwards, or develop alternate figure classes based on your feedback. Thank you for watching! 


  • Intro Figure
  • Measuring Ideas 1
  • General Construction Ideas
  • Landmarks (Front Pose)
  • Landmarks (Back Pose)
  • Standing Figure Front View
  • Standing Figure Front View 2
  • Standing Pose Back View
  • Seated Pose
  • Neck & Shoulder Ideas
  • Torso Ideas
  • Basic Leg Construction
  • Basic Leg Construction 2
  • Basic Arm Construction
  • Basic Arm Construction 2
  • Book Recommendations & Closing Thoughts

Taught by

Mark Hill

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