How to Draw a Figure

Artist: Carliihde / April 6, 2017

Step 1.

Alright, the first step to almost every female figure should be the most important part. It's the portion of the female figure that sets it apart from the male body more than any other thing. This, of course, is the curve. The "S" curve of a woman's    

Step 2.

Now the next step is filling in the shapes. Start with the upper back. You want to give every shape a blocky look with the corners of each block emphasizing the "boney landmark" of the shape. This boney landmark are key shapes in the human figure tha   

Step 3.

Ok, now draw in the shapes of the legs and feet. Give the thighs and bit of an outwards curve and the calf an inwards one. (to emphasize that "S" Curve again, it's a motif throughout all female figures) One thing I always keep in mind when drawing th   

Step 4.

Ready for the fun part finally? Now you can add in the facial details. Make sure the eyes sit between the construction lines. Make sure they are a full eye's length apart from one another. The top of the ear should hit the top eye construction line a   

Step 5.

Ok, now sketch in the upper body. It's all very loose, but we will tighten it as we go along. In the sketching phase don't be afraid to emphasize too much. If you think it looks weird you can always erase it, but these are the steps to have fun in an   

Step 6.

Now draw in the legs and feet. Once again, don't be afraid to experiment with crazy curves and extreme sizes. Here is were you add in the feet as well. Make sure you show the back of the foot, because she is turned around with her back towards us. Yo   

Step 7.

Ok, Erase all your construction lines and see where your figure is at! Looks pretty good doesn't it? This is the step where you can add or subtract any lines that might be a little off. Maybe add in your own flare? Fix up the face and the hair a bit.   

Step 8.

Now you can add over your sketches the final clean line work. Put in all the details and clean up the lines and really add character to the face. hair, hands and feet. Don't forget things like detail in the ear, wrinkles and creases (not too many if    

Step 9.

Alright! Now erase your sketchy lines to reveal the masterpiece underneath! Now you can add in any details you may have missed and clean up anything that still looks a bit sketchy. But overall, it's all done! Now you can go directly to colors. Thank   

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Artist: Carliihde
Date Added: April 6, 2017
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Tags: draw girls, draw bodies, how to draw bodies, how to draw figures, draw figures, how to draw females
Description: This tutorial will show you how to draw a detailed/comic book version of the female figure. I will take you step by step on how I set up the drawing, how I sketch in the details and how i finish it. I hope you'll have plenty of fun by learning "<em><strong>how to draw a figure</em></strong>", step by step.