Because learning to draw humans is a long journey. It’s important to make sure the early steps:

  • are going where you want to go
  • are fun and doable
  • give you a sense of real progression.

This mini-course has three modules involving a lot of guided practice designed to do just that. Plus it’s free and you can start straight away!

By the end of this free mini-course, you will have started to draw figures more accurately and more importantly, with the confidence to be more expressive. You’ll also have a clearer path for the next steps in your figure drawing journey.

Who's it for?

If any of the following statements sound like you, this course was made for you!

  • ‘I’m not sure where to start’
  • ‘There’s a lot of techniques and skills – it can get overwhelming’
  • ‘I’m not confident and I’m nervous to go to life drawing sessions or show people my drawings’

Just so you know, this course was made by an expert with amazing figure drawing skill (Mayko, aka my mum), but also by someone that is just starting to get over the feelings listed in the statements above (that’s me), and with the input of lots of figure drawing beginners.

What's in it?

Lesson 1: Movement lines

After this lesson, you’ll have drawn lines of movement on lots of figures, and started seeing them everywhere!

Lesson 2: Training your eye, arm and mind

After this lesson, you’ll have thought about the crucial role that your eye and arm play in drawing, and the preconceptions your brain might have that you need to tame to stop it from ruining your drawing

Lesson 3: Starting construction

After this lesson, you’ll have drawn a special stickman structure for lots of figures based on visible landmarks on the surface of the figure

Lesson 4: Adding mass with the ribcage


After this lesson, you’ll have drawn a simplified ribcage shape from lots of angles.

Lesson 5: Putting it together


After this lesson, you’ll have drawn constructions of figures using the superstickman with the ribcage and with a more advanced pelvic area. In this lesson we are going to start measuring angles and lengths to help with accuracy

Lesson 6: Side and back views


After this lesson, you’ll drawn constructions from the side and back as well, where we will modify the process a little to take in the spine line and be introduced to the shoulder blades (scapula)

Lesson 7: Fleshing out the figure


After this lesson, you’ll have drawn figures turning the construction into a more fleshed out figure, using simple, straight lines. Here we will go over more techniques aimed at accuracy, with more measurement of angles and lengths and use of negative space.

Lesson 8: Seeing light and dark


After this lesson, you’ll have started to see the shapes of tone on figures. We are going to look at faces and figures and simplify them into a jigsaw of simple shapes of dark areas, mid-tone areas and light areas. We’ll then integrate these shapes into our drawing process.

Take your first steps now

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