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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About This Class

In this lesson, we cover Stage 3 of figure drawing - Proportions. We'll break down the figure proportions from the front, profile and back.  We'll also look at how we go about juggling it with our first two stages of Figure Drawing, Gesture and Construction. We'll also take a look at Balancing the figure and how to develop a Drawing Process for ourselves. This lesson is best studied along side Lesson 3 - Construction of the Body Parts.

Stock images courtesy of:
Senshi Stock

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