|Back to Back Issues Page|
Drawing Pencil Sketches Free Drawing Lessons Links
September 16, 2016
|Hi Friends and Fellow Artists
Most budding artists want to learn how to sketch and draw people – maybe you are one of them?
When you know how it’s easy but when you don’t…. There’s always a great deal going on with the human face from muscles, skin texture, flesh tones and color, hair, veins and drooping flesh. It is endless which is why it is so complex!
When we learn to draw people, we’re basically learning to master perspective, proportions, value and tone in complex scenarios.
Good news is that when you draw real people, you broaden and advance your drawing skills faster than you would while sketching fast cars or cartoon characters. In fact, if you can learn to draw people accurately, you can draw just about anything – as life drawing, with all its nuances is the most difficult to draw.
So your starting point should be with drawing people but that is far too steep for someone starting out. So let’s cover a few basics first to get them firmly under your belt.
The Sight-Size Drawing Approach If you want to learn how to draw people, it can be difficult to jump right in sketching them freehand. A better way to learn how to draw people is with the sight-size method.
Using the sight-size method means studying an object in depth as in this case, an object and drawing it just as you see it. Nothing more.
The site-size method permits you to draw your image any size by moving your easel in the position for the size image you want to draw. Your image will be larger the nearer it is to the subject matter. This applies to any drawing you want to do—from still life, figure drawing or landscapes.
Instead, pick a piece of furniture, like your bed or chair, or some other simple object, and draw it.
When you’re ready to move on, choose something a little more complex. Perhaps draw your desk with all its papers, pencils and doohickeys.
Do this several times or as many times as it takes for you to feel comfortable.
Are you ready now to tackle a human face and perhaps even a complete human body.
Most of us won’t have a model willing to pose. And forcing your kid brother or sister isn’t a good idea since they’ll fidget far too much or pull faces. Instead, use a magazine with photos.
If you don’t have one of your own, ask your siblings or get photos from a fashion magazine are a great source for still models, and sports magazines.
Practice as much as you can --throw your heart into it and you’ll become a master in no time!
Helpful Links on Drawing PeopleHere are the Free Tutorials on all aspects of Drawing and sketching. Let me know what you think.
Thank you for your support
Best wishes, Jon
Free Guide To Drawing Here in PDF format
PS: Have fun drawing, I'd love to see your work showcased here. Please do write if you have any comments or questions especially when you upload your drawings, just a few words will do about you and your drawings.
PPS: Please check your email address for typos...too many bounce and your free e-book will be lost in cyberspace!
PPS: If you do not recieve your monthly newsletter, please check your spam box.
|Back to Back Issues Page|