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Figure Drawing

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Otis faculty Chris Warner teaches helpful techniques for Gesture Drawing used in Life Drawing class.





Figure It Out

Interactive flash site for figure drawing.


Structural Life Drawing with Gary Geraths (Otis College) This video shows the first steps in creating a gestural, anatomical, and structured life drawing from a live model. Gary Geraths is a professor in the exceptional Foundation Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

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Need a model? Try Posemaniacs to get random poses, hands and a manipulative torso.

or try Pixelovely's Gesture Drawing Tool.


Drawing Hands and Feet

Some useful explainations and tips about how to draw hands and feet.


Drawing Hands


Tips for drawing hands

In this tutorial Artist will include many tips about drawing hands he has picked up which are useful for getting better at drawing hands, including foreshortening, nails, and finger shapes.



Ron Lemen explains the basics of figure drawing and explores the Reilly method of working (downloadable PDF available)

If you want to illustrate stories or book covers, draw storyboards or design conceptually for games or movies, it’s vital to grasp the foundations of representational art. And with most stories you’ll come across that involve people, it’s important to understand how to draw the human figure, both in a static pose and in action.


There are several techniques for drawing the human body, all leading to a similar goal – a three-dimensional, realistic figure. While it’s not necessary to be an expert to produce illustrations, the more knowledge you have, the easier it will be to solve problems and reach clear-cut solutions for any drawing.




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