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Capturing the Human Form Through Figure Drawing
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Released Apr 15, 2013
In this tutorial, we'll learn how you can start, or add new techniques, to create detailed human-figure drawings.

We'll begin this process by introducing a photo of the model we'll be drawing from and learn how we can establish the overall pose with basic lines of action. Following this we'll explore capturing the model's form through different gesture drawing exercises.

From here we'll break down one of our gesture drawings into a series of simple shapes to create an armature to draw our contour lines around and refine the form's shape and proportion. Following this we'll begin to map the prominent shadows and add volume to the form by building up our values. Finally we'll spend some time blending values and refining the overall form of our figure drawing.