How to draw what you see, not what you think you see

Life drawing massively helped bring to life the drawing I do from my imagination. One reason is that it has helped to break down the preconceptions I had about the lines that define the human body. The lines that you need to portray a human figure in different poses during life drawing are often surprising. […]

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Proportions – introduction to measurement and alignment techniques

Edit: since writing this, we have made a clearer lesson on measurement and alignment techniques here: Measurements lesson. Although for us not the ultimate aim of life drawing, getting the proportions of a figure right can help you achieve a life-like and natural drawing and avoid the ‘mutant’ look (which pervaded most of my early […]

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