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Learn how to draw dynamic human bodies, 

hands, and faces in difficult angles!

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Figure Drawing Resources

Drawing realistic people can be difficult, so we’ve made a beginner’s guide to figure drawing and anatomy, complete with videos, tutorials, courses, and live online classes.

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Figure Drawing Tutorials for Beginners: Getting Started 💪

First time figure drawing? Start by understanding human proportions, poses, structure drawing, and human anatomy. Then, practice your gestures and build speed and confidence with timed drawings!


Why Learn Figure Drawing?

Whether you’re pursuing animation, illustration, or another visual arts career, you will need to know how to draw the human body! Figure drawing is an essential requirement for most art portfolios and a skill that many art students find challenging.

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The Ultimate Figure Drawing Course

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✍ Figure Drawing Programs - Live Lessons Online

Gain some serious skills in weekly virtual figure drawing classes and seasonal camps online for teens and adults!

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Art Intensives
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Accelerate your skills in our online Figure Drawing Camps for teens during winter and summer break.

Get step by step instruction and actionable feedback from a professional artist.

Watch Jessie teach how to draw legs in Figure Drawing Intensive

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Drawing Mentorship
(Weekly Class)
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Mastering figure drawing is a common goal for portfolio students. Teens and adults can practice advanced figure drawing styles and techniques in a small group, and get coaching from an artist mentor.

Watch Fei give critiques and custom demos in Drawing Mentorship

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Connect with students & artists to share your interests in life drawing & more!

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Why Learn Figure Drawing at Winged Canvas?

The best way to learn figure drawing is in small groups so you can get direct support, custom demonstrations and live personalised feedback from professional artists.

Student Artwork with Instructor Feedback

Our live classes are limited to 6 students for Mentorship and 12 for Intensives.

With help from artist instructors, you’ll practice drawing realistic human anatomy and make sure your figure drawings are portfolio-ready!

🎯 Build your art portfolio
💻 Follow demonstrations
💡 Personalized feedback from experts
⏪ Watch replays if you miss a class
📷 Connect live in seconds

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Figure Drawing Resources for Teachers


🍎 Anatomy Drawing Resources

Students can build their art portfolio for post-secondary or fulfil school certifications (such as SHSM Arts & Culture) in a live figure drawing workshop led by a virtual art instructor.

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Students will draw 1-20 min poses of a life drawing model guided by a professional artist (Grade 9-12)

Teaching figure drawing? Find handouts, worksheets, and videos
for your classroom on Teachers Pay Teachers:

Human anatomy worksheet

This printable handout is on basic human anatomy for drawing male, female, and child proportions.

Hand anatomy worksheet

This printable handout is on drawing different styles of hands and breaking down hand anatomy.

Foot anatomy worksheet.

This printable handout is on drawing different styles of feet, shoes and breaking down foot drawing shapes.

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