So you are interested in becoming an expert at drawing and painting the human figure? You have certainly found the right place! I thought it would be a good idea to find the best resources and information on figure drawing and put it all together for you in one easy location for easy reference. Below are what I feel to be, some of the best resources for helping you learn how to draw the human body.
Warning: This post was created as an aid to help those artists who are interested in improving their skills as a figure drawing artist and therefore contains tasteful artistic nudity.If you find this kind of content inappropriate or if you are under the age of 18, please do not continue reading. Thank you.
Figure Drawing Resource 1
Ebook: Figure Drawing Secrets
How to quickly and easily master figure drawing and painting without a model…
Stop drawing and painting figures the hard way! Now you can learn the secrets of drawing people and figures quickly and easily – without a model… This newly released work called “Figure Drawing Secrets” by Victor Perard is the quickest and easiest way to learn figure drawing. This amazing resource contains over 1016 detailed illustrations for you to study and learn from. Covering every single aspect of human anatomy for the artist. It’s a shame for you not to draw people well – when it’s so simple with the right instruction.
Figure Drawing Resource 2
Software: Virtual Pose
The virtual pose system is the next best thing to working with a live model. It is the ultimate reference for artists that do not have access to a live model. The virtual pose system presents the human form in a way that allows for a deeper understanding of shape, form and gesture.
Figure Drawing Resource 3
A wonderful assortment of free step by step figure drawing and painting demonstrations.
Figure Drawing Resource 4
This website is loaded with great information and resources on figure drawing including books, ebooks lessons and more. The site is a bit cluttered and difficult to navigate, but the amount of information there makes up for this shortcoming.
Figure Drawing Resource 5
Nice little series of lessons and exercise on figure drawing including line and contour, structure, proportions and more.
Figure Drawing Resource 6
Website Lesson: Figure Drawing Basics
Figure Drawing Resource 7
Website: Figure Drawing Lab
Figure Drawing Resource 8
Website Tutorial: Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction
Figure Drawing Resource 9
Website Lesson: Life Drawing
Figure Drawing Resource 10
Below are a handful of video tutorials and demonstrations videos from YouTube on figure drawing. YouTube is an excellent resource for finding Figure Drawing Lessons.
Video 7: Two Part Demo of Male Figure
Video 8: 4 Part Demo – Drawing the Female Figure
Figure Drawing Resources Update
Since publishing this post a few people have contacted me with more resources to add to this list and I have included them below.
Website – http://www.posespace.com/
Website – http://www.posemaniacs.com/