Figure Drawing

36+ Amazing Women Drawing! Ways to Start a Figure Drawing


One of the challenges in calculating numbers is that it is a problem-solving activity that requires a flexible approach.

Since there are no two identical drawing scenarios, we must learn to find different solutions to solve each “drawing problem”.

When we work from life, we face the added challenge of having to do it quickly, as we rarely have unlimited time with the model.

With practice you will learn to generate as many solutions as possible. You will begin to identify the key elements of a pose and identify the elements by which to start so that the rest of the drawing can progress efficiently and smoothly.

For example, if the line of the shoulders is very prominent, you can start drawing there. There may be a dynamic movement essential to the gesture of the pose by which you begin. Very complicated poses can be simplified by starting with an “envelope” to indicate the area occupied by the figure and the main angles of the pose. These are just a few examples of the possibilities.

There is usually more than one correct answer. After all, drawing figures is not only an analytical activity, but also an interpretative and intuitive activity. However, of the countless possible correct answers, there may be a very effective way to start a drawing easier to identify with practice.


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