How to Draw a Person


Lets begin by getting a few things out of the way. When drawing people they tend to remain an average height. When talking about drawing the human body height and distance are typically measured in 'heads'. A person is typically 7.5 heads tall.


Next, lets break down the face. The eyes rest about half way down the head. The hair, bangs, etc will make up for the upper portion. Dividing the remaining lower portion in half again will give you a good idea of where to place the mouth. The nose wi   


Drawing a person takes a lot of practice and skill, but there are ways to help keep the difficulty to a minimum. I always start with a frame. First draw a circle for the head. If your figures always end up too short, this would be a good time to co   


Be sure everything looks like its in the right place before continuing to this next step. It all gets easier from here. Here I've just connected her chest and hip area. Women have a natural figure 8 shape to their waists. Young girls and men wont hav   


Your grade school connect the dot skills are going to come in handy here. Connect each joint to one another. Keep in mind the natural form of the object you're trying to replicate. At this point Ive also quickly added lines to her face to help me plo   


This is the stage where you can be as creative as you want. FINALLY! Here Ive marked out some block-like shapes for her clothing. You can draw him/her in whatever thrills you. I took the time to draw in her face as well. Always take your time drawing   


Trace over your work on a clean piece of paper and begin to add those small details. If your image is looking a little flat and boring why not add some pattern, draw in some texture, or draw in some folds.

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November 5, 2010

Description: Step by step guide on drawing the human body. The basics for setting up to draw a person no matter the pose.

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