Beginner Figure Drawing Fundamentals - Figure Proportions and Balance

JW Learning, Drawing the Body, Head and Hands

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11 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Lesson 4 Trailer

      0:30
    • 2. Head and Neck Proportions

      4:45
    • 3. Shoulder and Ribcage Proportions

      3:21
    • 4. Pelvis, Leg and Arm Proportions

      5:06
    • 5. Profile Proportions

      4:14
    • 6. Back Proportions

      4:35
    • 7. Drawing Process

      6:17
    • 8. Balance

      3:14
    • 9. Measurement Options Demo

      4:27
    • 10. Timed Exercise Session

      16:00
    • 11. Timed Exercise Demonstration

      15:58
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Once you've completed the lecture part of the lesson, draw along with the Demonstration video and then move onto doing the 15 minute Timed Drawing Session.  Focus on the Proportions and the Drawing Process of the full figure as outlined in the Lectures.  Get as much of the full figure down as possible but don't put pressure on yourself to finish. Pause the video if you need to. Follow along with the  Drawing demo and come back as often as you need to practice. Previous videos have other Timed Sessions you can try also. PDF Transcript of the Lectures are attached. 

Assignment:

• 3 x 5 minute sessions
• 2 images per session
• Do one or both if you have time
• Focus on Proportions and the Drawing Process

Continue learning with the follow up lessons: 

Figure Drawing Series:
Lesson 1 - Gesture and Construction
Lesson 2 - Dynamic Forms
Lesson 3 - Construction of the Body Parts
Lesson 4 - Proportions  

Head Drawing Series:
Lesson 5 - Constructing the Head Part 1
Lesson 6 - Constructing the Head Part 2

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