Hatching mechanics – fluidity and pressure

In past videos/articles, we looked at the different types of hatching and their roles, and some exercises to get better at hatching. In this video, we are going to look at how the movements of your fingers, hand and arm create hatching of different sizes and characteristics. The video has demonstrations, but if you prefer […]

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Lesson 1 – Introduction

This is the start of a series of lessons designed to help you build a solid foundation of life drawing skills, with the end goal being expressive drawings in your own style. We’ll go through a straightforward and doable drawing process and a set of exercises designed to help you develop the skills in those […]

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Lesson 3 – Training your eyes, arm and mind

After this lesson… you’ll be able to explain how to use structured practice for your eyes, arm and mind   It’s probably best to watch the video, but if you prefer, we’ve written it out below. (If you like the video, please hit the like and subscribe button on YouTube – it’s a new video series […]

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Lesson 10 – Recapping the process

If you’re watching this video, hopefully you’ve gone through our video series, which has been building up to this. Well done for working on your skills and for putting more effort than most would into your learning. We have worked on a lot of skills and steps – isolating them with focused exercises. Now it’s […]

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Lesson 9 – fleshing out the figure

So far, we have laid down our foundation with the construction, and even started correcting some of the proportions and angles. We are now going to take an exciting step – we are going to flesh out the figure on top of that foundation. It’s best to watch the video so you can see the […]

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Lesson 8 – poses viewed from the side and back

It’s best to watch the video so you can see the demonstrations, but if you prefer we have also written out the lesson below. In previous lessons, we have gone over how to start to construct figures for poses viewed from the front. Our process is similar for poses viewed directly from the side and […]

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Lesson 4 – Starting Construction

After this lesson… you will have drawn the first step of many figure constructions It’s best to watch the video, so you can see the demonstrations, but we have also written it all out below if you prefer.   The construction approach to figure drawing is about simplifying the incredibly complex and nuanced human form, which […]

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Lesson 5 – Adding mass with ribcages

It’s best to view the video version of the lesson, to see the demonstrations, but if you prefer we have also written it all out below. After we have put down our visual landmark superstickman, we need to start building up the mass of the figure. After this lesson… you will have drawn many ribcages […]

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