Life Drawing – Human Poses

I feel one of my weakness is drawing the human body, especially when posing or in awkward positions.  To improve this I aim to begin sketching whenever I can in my spare time, concentrating on the human anatomy.

Figure Drawing Practice

I found this particularly helpful website (above), which contains a vast library of figures and gestures to be used as inspiration and reference. Also, providing you with a number of options for you to adjust to your personal requirements.

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Furthermore, it also allows you to choose the amount of time per gesture, ranging from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.  For my first attempts, I chose to alternate between five minutes and ten minutes per pose, and I aim to improve on these times throughout the future.  Three of my drawings are displayed below.

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For my first attempts in a long time, I was quite happy with my final sketches.  I need to loosen up the way a draw, to enable the pencil lines to become for fluid but also improve the speed in which I work.  The website also provides and number of tips and techniques which I will read in to and apply to my own processes.  The final thing I want to research and improve is the proportion of the human anatomy and how to ensure this is applied within my drawings.

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