Here are some tips and tricks on the topic of drawing the human figure. Act drawings are, of course, one of the most important themes in art and, in fact, anyone who likes to draw is also interested in drawing portraits, act studies or people.
Basically, when we talk about drawing there is no difference between depicting a man or a chair, a dog or anything, because the basic rule is to look closely, to observe and not to be deceived by the own senses. Often helps the trick with the pencil, which is held as a benchmark before the own eye. But there are still a lot of helpful tips and tricks for drawing people, the human figure and act studies. This guide is about learning how to draw people and, in particular, about the correct representation of the proportions of the body.
If you want to draw people as a hobbyist, you can orient yourself on the basis of some proportioning rules of the human body.
It is only a broad rule, but you can assume for the drawing that a person has roughly the height of eight heads. The height of the head serves us as a unit of measure in the act painting, to help us to draw the proportions of a person correctly. The unit head is distributed over the length of a person as follows (see also the following figure):
Another rule for drawing the proportions of a person:
These were the body length data, we now come to the proportion rules for the creation of human drawings concerning the width of the body:
Anyone who wants to learn to draw people must also learn to perceive the differences between man and woman and to depict them correctly - not only in the case of act studies very important. The most important differences of proportion in drawing and painting are the following ones:
The drawing of the arms is actually a topic for itself, but as a part of a human the proportions of the arm are described here. Here are a few tips to learn how to draw arms:
• The arm can be divided into 4 parts - as shown in the figure below. And that’s how the section of the proportions of the arm is made:
When the arm is attached to the body, you can work as follows:
If you want to advance learning how to draw the human figure or act painting, you should also study the human skeleton and the muscle structure.
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