How to Improve Your Figure Drawing - Step by Step

Robert Marzullo, Online instructor of Figure Drawing and Comic Art

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16 Videos (3h 56m)
    • Introduction

    • Breaking Down the Body

    • Studying Arms

    • Studying Legs Front

    • Studying Legs Back

    • Breaking Down the Torso Front

    • Breaking Down the Torso Back

    • Foreshortening Part 1

    • Foreshortening Part 2

    • Breaking Down Hands Part 1

    • Breaking Down Hands Part 2

    • The Body in Action Part 1

    • The Body in Action Part 2

    • Drawing Female Arms Part 1

    • Drawing Female Arms Part 2

    • Drawing Female Arms Part 3

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About This Class

This is a basic approach to figure drawing. This entire tutorial is 3.5 hours.  I share techniques that I have used over the years to create comic book illustrations and storyboards for television.  You will learn how to systematically break down the various parts of the body into simpler shapes.  As I illustrate each area step by step you will follow along and learn from my studies.  This will give you insight into how I create my artwork and create poses from the mind.  I also share what techniques I use to improve my knowledge of the human form.  Things like gesture drawings, timed studies of the pose, negative space drawing, foreshortening, perspective, organic versus angular lines, and much more.  You will also be given a copy of the art files as a downloadable PDF that I have created here so that you can work along and study from them.  By the end of this course you should be more confident in constructing your figure drawings from the  mind and have a better understanding of the human form.

The tips and tricks from this course will make the process of drawing complex body poses much easier to accomplish.  Good luck with your art!


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Just reached about the middle of the course and I can assure you that Robert Marzullo delivers a high-quality material for figure drawing, his videos consist of his drawing process on each of the body part, and he also gives awesome art tips that go beyond the videos itself. Highly recommended it as a starting point, just keep practicing what he says and you will be fine! :)
This course made figure drawing more easy than I thought.
One of the best and most comprehensive figure drawing courses on Skillshare. Thanks Robert, you really helped me!!





Robert Marzullo

Online instructor of Figure Drawing and Comic Art

I enjoy creating and sharing Video Content of my drawing process. I teach comic book illustration techniques, figure drawing, and digital painting. I use programs such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Clip Studio Paint, and Sketchbook Pro 8.

I am the author/illustrator of the book, "Learn to Draw Action Heroes."

I have been teaching online for over 5 years now and love the ability to connect and teach artists all over the world. It is very exciting and rewarding!

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