TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - student project

Hello! 
I took the expressive drawing class before this one and enjoyed it, so I continued on with this. It was very good at detailing how to approach the larger shapes of the body as familiar orbs and cylinders, then filling in the details from there. 

Here are my drawings throughout my progression of the course. 

Trying to nail down the torso:

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 1 - student project

 

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 2 - student project


and the hips (which I struggled with a lot):

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 3 - student project


how the hips and the torso fit together:

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 4 - student project


TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 5 - student project
Head and neck:

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 6 - student project

 

They’re starting to look human!
TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 7 - student project
breaking the body down into 3D shapes:

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 8 - student project

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 9 - student project


And just a few more putting all the info together:

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 10 - student project

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 11 - student project

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 12 - student project

 

And my finals (did I graduate?):

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 13 - student project

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 14 - student project

TheThumbprint: Drawing the Body As Shapes - image 15 - student project


Totally enjoying these series (though I prefer the timed model videos as opposed to the PDF of images) and the teacher is impeccable. Would recommend! 

If you want to see more from this series as well as my daily art, please come visit me on my Instagram @thethumbprint.

 

Have a good time drawing, everyone! ‘Cheers!

- Laura 

Thethumbprint

Designer and Illustrator based in the US