How to Draw Shoulders in 3 Easy Shapes

The problem: complicated anatomy Have you ever been drawing the figure from a side or front view and become quite confused about what you’re seeing in the upper shoulder and upper back? You might find a variety of unfamiliar bumps and indents which don’t make much sense. This article is here for you!     […]

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How to Draw Arms – Beginner to Pro

  How you draw arms depends on your experience level. So let’s look at the process of drawing arms across 5 levels of experience. This is also an interesting example of how to tackle any area of the figure based on where you are in your learning journey. Total Novice If you just started life […]

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How to learn anatomy – 5 DOs and DON’Ts

  DO #1: Do understand the role that anatomy is going to play in your figure drawings It’s not just a case of learning where muscles start and end, and then suddenly your figure drawings will all look amazing. Anatomy is part of a bigger machine of skills. There’s gesture, there’s simplifying your values into interesting […]

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The Most Overlooked Life Drawing Topic – FAT

  This article contains the transcript of the video above but not the visuals, so I recommend watching the video to see the ideas demonstrated.   Today we are going to cover what I consider the most overlooked topic in life drawing – fat. Most anatomy books for artists cover muscle and bone, which is […]

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If you can draw armpits, you can draw figures

This article contains the transcript of the video above but not the visuals, so I recommend watching the video to see the ideas demonstrated Here’s a strange sentence – we have a lot to learn from armpits. They are an intersection of the pectoral muscle from the chest, lats and teres major on the back, […]

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5 Big Tips on Drawing Abs & Mid-Sections

We are going to learn how to draw the area on the front of the torso between the ribcage and pelvis. There’s the abdominal muscles, fibrous structures and fat and other components, but also there’s the gesture connecting the ribcage and pelvis to think about. We’ll look at how to draw all of this – […]

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How to Draw Backs

In this video / article, we are going to learn to draw backs. Sometimes backs are tricky because it feels like there aren’t many clear features to see and draw, so hopefully after this video, you’ll know what to look for. The video is the best way to see the demonstrations, but the lesson is […]

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How to Draw HAIR – a simple method with amazing results

I’m really excited about this hair drawing tutorial! The method Frank shows us is really simple but incredibly effective. Here’s why this is a must-watch: 1. Hair is overlooked, but when done well hugely powerful for both portraits and figure drawings. Hair is a defining feature of many people. 2. Frank Gambino such an expert […]

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Shoulders made simple – easy anatomy for drawing

If you struggle to draw shoulders, this video/article is for you. We are going to look at the landmark lines and shapes to look for to help make sense of this tricky area, and we’re going to try to keep it as simple and doable as possible. How do you think of shoulders? Maybe you […]

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