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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 ๐Ÿ’ช

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!

How to Draw Body Proportions - Young & Old
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How to Draw Body Proportions - Young & Old

No artist is a stranger to the difficulties that come along with drawing human proportions. Head looks a little large? Canโ€™t figure out where the shoulders sit on the torso? Arms are how long? Recorded live in our Figure Drawing Intensive Program, creative director Fei Lu gives us tips on how to draw human proportions, utilizing a variety of ages and genders to give us the whole spectrum of the human figure. โœ๏ธ Learn some serious art skills โ€” LIVE in our online classroom https://www.wingedcanvas.com/virtual-art-class ๐Ÿ’• Support Winged Canvas on Patreon and get amazing perks! https://www.patreon.com/WingedCanvas ๐ŸŽ Get free art resources for teachers: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/art-resources-for-teachers Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction to Drawing Human Proportions 0:06 - How to Draw Adult Male Bodies 5:32 - How to Draw Adult Female Bodies 7:46 - How to Draw Children 11:03 - How to Draw Babies 13:07 - How to Draw Elderly Bodies โญ๏ธ What to watch next: How to Draw Dynamic Poses: https://youtu.be/2bsGXZA2mOM Portrait Drawing Tips: https://youtu.be/o_-dp6_XXoY How to Draw Facial Expressions: https://youtu.be/OpwO-I1Xq-w โญ๏ธ Recommended playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUqm7Uq0GjEC-6k30RvH3amf6s5WrwLJ3 โญ๏ธ Share this video with a fellow art nerd: https://youtu.be/zBA9Q-okNa4 ๐Ÿ’ก Subscribe for more art tutorials, tips, and art resources ๐Ÿ’ก https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYVARi-20bHKVGMAJr2ylw?sub_confirmation=1 ๐Ÿ–ค Blog: How to Draw Human Proportions: Young & Old https://www.wingedcanvas.com/single-post/how-to-draw-human-proportions-young-old ๐Ÿค“ Join our Art Nerd community ๐Ÿค“ https://www.instagram.com/wingedcanvas/ https://www.facebook.com/wingedcanvas/ https://discord.gg/JDwJDCC Winged Canvas is an online art school based in Canada specializing in virtual art programs. We are known for our Art Mentorship program and quirky art nerd culture. Our instructors are professional artists and designers with a passion for teaching and nurturing creativity, sharing our artistic skill sets and industry experience with others. Interested in virtual art classes or working with an Artist Mentor? You can find out more about our online art studio at https://www.wingedcanvas.com/ Music credits: http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud
Draw ANY POSE With This Technique!
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Draw ANY POSE With This Technique!

Drawing people is hard, we know! But if you take it one step at a time, you'll become a master of human anatomy in no time. This short art tutorial breaks down of the GSL Method -- a figure drawing technique which took Fei Lu, Creative Director at Winged Canvas, 20 years to develop! By simplifying the human body into gestures, then shapes, THEN lines, you're able to build anatomy from the inside-out. The best part is, you can use this method to draw ANY POSE! ๐Ÿค“ ๐Ÿ•“ Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction 1:07 - Sketching the gesture 3:47 - Drawing the shapes/forms 8:30 - Adding the lines and details ๐Ÿ’ช Get $10 off Feiโ€™s Ultimate Figure Drawing Course with promo code BIGMUSCLES https://courses.wingedcanvas.com/products/courses/view/1119286 ๐Ÿ–ค Free Digital Art Resources & Goodies https://www.wingedcanvas.com/digital-art-resources ๐Ÿ–ค See our complete tutorial for Medibang Paint Pro on a computer: https://youtu.be/VIPbQJeBkjE ๐Ÿ˜Ž Save $10 off our Beginner Digital Art Course with promo code: ARTNERDS10 https://courses.wingedcanvas.com/products/courses/view/1121872 ๐ŸŽจ Try a Virtual Art Class (2 for 1 promo for new students!) https://www.wingedcanvas.com/trial-art-class โœ๏ธ Learn some serious art skills โ€” LIVE in our online classroom: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/virtual-art-class ๐Ÿ’ช Sharpen your art skills with personalized critiques to create a winning portfolio! https://www.wingedcanvas.com/art-mentorship-program ๐Ÿ‘€ Check out our skillshare courses: https://www.skillshare.com/user/winged_canvas ๐ŸŽ Browse our Art Resources for Teachers: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/art-resources-for-teachers ๐Ÿฅฐ Support the Winged Canvas team on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/WingedCanvas ๐Ÿคฉ Support the channel by becoming a member: https://www.youtube.com/c/Wingedcanvas/membership ๐Ÿ’• Make a donation to support Winged Canvas and free art education https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=A69KFG2BMPQ24 ๐Ÿ’ก Subscribe for more art tutorials, tips, and art resources https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYVARi-20bHKVGMAJr2ylw?sub_confirmation=1 ๐Ÿค“ Join our Art Nerd community ๐Ÿค“ https://www.instagram.com/wingedcanvas/ https://www.facebook.com/wingedcanvas/ https://discord.gg/JDwJDCC Winged Canvas is an online art school based in Canada specializing in virtual art programs. We are known for our Art Mentorship program and quirky art nerd culture. Our instructors are professional artists and designers with a passion for teaching and nurturing creativity, sharing our artistic skill sets and industry experience with others. Interested in virtual art classes or working with an Artist Mentor? You can find out more about our online art studio at https://www.wingedcanvas.com/ Music credits: Get Back https://creatormix.com/stream #figuredrawing #wingedcanvas #gslmethod
How to Draw Facial Proportions - Step by Step
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How to Draw Facial Proportions - Step by Step

Facial proportions can be really tough! Whether you're drawing from the front or profile, it can be tricky to place all the elements of the face. But never fear -- instructor Fei Lu's here to make the process easier by teaching us all about facial proportions and facial anatomy for adults and children! This was recorded during our live art mentorship class. ๐Ÿ•“ Timestamps: 0:00 - Adult head proportions 2:10 - Child head proportions 3:28 - Adult head profile 5:53 - Child head profile ๐ŸŽจ Try a Virtual Art Class (2 for 1 promo for new students!) https://www.wingedcanvas.com/trial-art-class โœ๏ธ Learn some serious art skills โ€” LIVE in our online classroom: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/virtual-art-class ๐Ÿ’ช Sharpen your art skills with personalized critiques to create a winning portfolio! https://www.wingedcanvas.com/art-mentorship-program ๐Ÿ–ค Digital Art Resources: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/digital-art-resources ๐Ÿฅฐ Support the Winged Canvas team on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/WingedCanvas ๐Ÿคฉ Support the channel by becoming a member: https://www.youtube.com/c/Wingedcanvas/membership ๐Ÿ’• Make a donation to support Winged Canvas and free art education https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=A69KFG2BMPQ24 ๐Ÿ’ก Subscribe for more art tutorials, tips, and art resources https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYVARi-20bHKVGMAJr2ylw?sub_confirmation=1 ๐Ÿค“ Join our Art Nerd community ๐Ÿค“ https://www.instagram.com/wingedcanvas/ https://www.facebook.com/wingedcanvas/ https://discord.gg/JDwJDCC Winged Canvas is an online art school based in Canada specializing in virtual art programs. We are known for our Art Mentorship program and quirky art nerd culture. Our instructors are professional artists and designers with a passion for teaching and nurturing creativity, sharing our artistic skill sets and industry experience with others. Interested in virtual art classes or working with an Artist Mentor? You can find out more about our online art studio at https://www.wingedcanvas.com/ Music credits: http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Space Age Hustle - Squadda B
How to Draw FEET & Shoes - Art Tutorial (Livestream Highlights)
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How to Draw FEET & Shoes - Art Tutorial (Livestream Highlights)

Feet -- something that a lot of artists struggle with. How do you draw feet? How do you draw feet from different angles? What about shoes? How do you draw different kinds of shoes? These are the stream highlights where instructor Jessie Chang gives us her tips and tricks for drawing feet and shoes with structural techniques and forms! ๐Ÿ”ด Watch the Original Livestream in real time: https://youtu.be/QW3sXEMsriQ โœ๏ธ Learn some serious art skills โ€” LIVE in our online classroom https://www.wingedcanvas.com/virtual-art-class ๐Ÿ’• Support Winged Canvas on Patreon and get amazing perks! https://www.patreon.com/WingedCanvas ๐Ÿฅฐ Make a donation to support free art education https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=A69KFG2BMPQ24 ๐Ÿ•“ Timestamps: 0:00 - How to draw shoes 1:15 - How to draw feet 4:19 - How to draw flip flops 4:47 - How to draw boots 5:53 - How to draw shoelaces 7:28 - How to draw punk boots 8:26 - How to draw robotic feet 9:16 - How to draw sneakers 10:18 - How to draw shoes from the front 11:16 - How to draw wedge high heels ๐Ÿคฉ Upcoming Livestreams: https://www.youtube.com/c/Wingedcanvas/videos?view=2&sort=dd&live_view=502&shelf_id=0 โญ๏ธ What to watch next: HAND ANATOMY: https://youtu.be/3DKKma-nswg HUMAN ANATOMY & PROPORTIONS: https://youtu.be/8nrRkvMqSkc โญ๏ธ Recommended playlist: Drawing People: Faces & Bodies: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUqm7Uq0GjECQZjfYCOTN4t9DLIlqFx0U โญ๏ธ Share this video with a fellow art nerd: https://youtu.be/1Bi8wqbpCSQ ๐Ÿ’ก Subscribe for more art tutorials, tips, and art resources ๐Ÿ’ก https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYVARi-20bHKVGMAJr2ylw?sub_confirmation=1 โœ๏ธ Learn some serious art skills โ€” LIVE in our online classroom โœ๏ธ https://www.wingedcanvas.com/virtual-art-class ๐Ÿค“ Join our Art Nerd community ๐Ÿค“ https://www.instagram.com/wingedcanvas/ https://www.facebook.com/wingedcanvas/ https://discord.gg/JDwJDCC ๐Ÿ“• Related Blog: [TBA] ๐Ÿซ About Winged Canvas Winged Canvas is an online art school based in Canada specializing in virtual art programs. We are known for our Art Mentorship program and quirky art nerd culture. Our instructors are professional artists and designers with a passion for teaching and nurturing creativity, sharing our artistic skill sets and industry experience with others. ๐ŸŽจ Interested in virtual art classes or working with an Artist Mentor? You can find out more about our online art studio at https://www.wingedcanvas.com/ Music credits: http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Blue Dream - Cheel Artist software used: https://medibangpaint.com/en/
How to Draw & Stylize Human ANATOMY - 7 Tips on Body Proportions - Digital Art Tutorial (MediBang)
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How to Draw & Stylize Human ANATOMY - 7 Tips on Body Proportions - Digital Art Tutorial (MediBang)

Anatomy can be tough! What are body proportions? Whatโ€™s the difference between men and women? How do I stylize my anatomy? These are the stream highlights where instructor Jessie Chang gives us seven anatomy tips for beginners while illustrating the anatomy of a man, a woman, and a child! ๐Ÿ”ด Watch the Original Livestream in real time: https://youtu.be/Tf5UanvtVtA โœ๏ธ Learn some serious art skills โ€” LIVE in our online classroom https://www.wingedcanvas.com/virtual-art-class ๐Ÿ’• Support Winged Canvas on Patreon and get amazing perks! https://www.patreon.com/WingedCanvas ๐Ÿฅฐ Make a donation to support free art education https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=A69KFG2BMPQ24 ๐Ÿ•“ Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction 0:33 - Drawing body proportions of the adult male 1:18 - Tip#1: Male bodies are usually 7 - 7.5 heads tall 3:15 - Tip #2: Anything in pairs should be drawn at the same time! 4:35 - How to draw feet with shoes with simple shapes 7:43 - Drawing body proportions of the adult female 7:58 - Tip #3: Female bodies are usually 6.5 - 7 heads tall 8:28 - Tip #4: The stronger the individual, the wider their chest will be! 10:01 - Drawing chibi proportions 10:32 - Drawing body proportions of a child 10:46 - Tip #5: Kids and adolescent bodies are about 4 - 6 heads tall 12:23 - Tip #6: Children's limbs tend to be thinner than adults 12:50 - How to stylize anatomy 13:00 - Tip #7: Stylization favours exaggeration and creative license over naturalism 13:50 - Drawing a sitting pose with realistic proportions 16:50 - Drawing a sitting pose with stylized proportions 18:20 - Final illustration! ๐Ÿคฉ Upcoming Livestreams: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUqm7Uq0GjEDB2kn6OWafxv77_wMdksBU โญ๏ธ What to watch next: How to Draw Human BODY PROPORTIONS Figure Drawing Tutorial (Young & Old): https://youtu.be/zBA9Q-okNa4 โญ๏ธ Recommended playlist: Drawing Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUqm7Uq0GjEC-6k30RvH3amf6s5WrwLJ3 โญ๏ธ Share this video with a fellow art nerd: https://youtu.be/8nrRkvMqSkc ๐Ÿ’ก Subscribe for more art tutorials, tips, and art resources ๐Ÿ’ก https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYVARi-20bHKVGMAJr2ylw?sub_confirmation=1 โœ๏ธ Learn some serious art skills โ€” LIVE in our online classroom โœ๏ธ https://www.wingedcanvas.com/virtual-art-class ๐Ÿค“ Join our Art Nerd community ๐Ÿค“ https://www.instagram.com/wingedcanvas/ https://www.facebook.com/wingedcanvas/ https://discord.gg/JDwJDCC ๐Ÿซ About Winged Canvas Winged Canvas is an online art school based in Canada specializing in virtual art programs. We are known for our Art Mentorship program and quirky art nerd culture. Our instructors are professional artists and designers with a passion for teaching and nurturing creativity, sharing our artistic skill sets and industry experience with others. ๐ŸŽจ Interested in virtual art classes or working with an Artist Mentor? You can find out more about our online art studio at https://www.wingedcanvas.com/ Music credits: http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud New Day - Patrick Patrikios Artist software used: MediBang Paint Pro (Free download) How to Use Medibang Paint Pro Tutorial: https://youtu.be/VIPbQJeBkjE
How to Draw MALE TORSOS!
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How to Draw MALE TORSOS!

Learn how to draw better male torsos using Fei Lu's signature GSL drawing method where she breaks down two poses into simple gestures, then shapes/forms, and finally lines. Art Instructor Fei Lu draws celebrity heartthrobs Adam Driver and Darren Barnet SHIRTLESS -- all to study their torso anatomy of course! Follow along to learn some figure drawing tips and techniques to improve your own observational drawing skills. ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ’ช If you are interested in learning the GSL drawing method, we have a video about it: https://youtu.be/hRb-XHg9g24?si=vo7aCukr06sLgEuG ๐Ÿ•“ Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction 0:21 - Male Torso Anatomy Drawing 1 - Adam Driver 6:23 - Male Torso Anatomy Drawing 2 - Darren Barnet ๐Ÿ–ค Free Digital Art Resources & Goodies https://www.wingedcanvas.com/digital-art-resources ๐Ÿ˜Ž Save $10 off Fei's Ultimate Figure Drawing Course with promo code: ARTNERDS10 https://courses.wingedcanvas.com/products/courses/view/1119286 ๐ŸŽจ Try a Virtual Art Class (2 for 1 promo for new students!) https://www.wingedcanvas.com/trial-art-class โœ๏ธ Learn some serious art skills โ€” LIVE in our online classroom: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/virtual-art-class ๐Ÿ’ช Sharpen your art skills with personalized critiques to create a winning portfolio! https://www.wingedcanvas.com/art-mentorship-program ๐Ÿ‘€ Check out our Skillshare courses: https://www.skillshare.com/user/winged_canvas ๐ŸŽ Browse our Art Resources for Teachers: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/art-resources-for-teachers ๐Ÿฅฐ Support the Winged Canvas team on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/WingedCanvas ๐Ÿคฉ Support the channel by becoming a member: https://www.youtube.com/c/Wingedcanvas/membership ๐Ÿ’• Make a donation to support Winged Canvas and free art education https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=A69KFG2BMPQ24 ๐Ÿค“ Join our Art Nerd community https://www.instagram.com/wingedcanvas/ https://www.facebook.com/wingedcanvas/ https://discord.gg/wingedcanvas Winged Canvas is an online art school based in Canada specializing in virtual art programs. We are known for our Art Mentorship program and quirky art nerd culture. Our instructors are professional artists and designers with a passion for teaching and nurturing creativity, sharing our artistic skill sets and industry experience with others. Interested in virtual art classes or working with an Artist Mentor? You can find out more about our online art studio at https://www.wingedcanvas.com/ #wingedcanvas #gesturedrawing #figuredrawing Music credits: Escort @ ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผBGM DOVA-SYNDROME Composer information - https://dova-s.jp/EN/_contents/author... Composer playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2vyqKNLXiUqpHuH2k_AmYYZ0luopePfU License - https://dova-s.jp/EN/_contents/license/
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