Beautiful realist study of a male life model’s face for Kassan’s art class in NYC. Sped up to replicate the actual two hour study you can see where Kassan begins with very crude dark block filling with his charcoal. He introduces finer detailing with the charcoal and then the pencil. The face quickly takes shape and you begin to admire just how good he really is. His final touches include the use of a white pencil for highlights and tints to bring out some of the key features. A pure class video on how to draw like a realist.
Expert artist Liberace puts this video together to show the aspiring pencil artist just how important it is to take in all the features you see on the human body. Here he is drawing a male life model pulling on a rope and his aim using a combination of cross hatch shading and blending with a brush shows how the muscles and motion in the figure can be accentuated. He explains how you will never fully achieve perfection but it is important to note everything which is going on in what you are studying. Great artwork which does truly show motion and action within the human form.
In this video tutorial the artist Chris Legaspi demonstrates how to draw the limbs in three different examples using charcoal. It is a gestural drawing video aimed at the intermediate to advanced artist showing how to locate the main shapes which make up the human body ie the limbs and torso. The artist narrates over the top and teaches how to select which outlines to emphasise to create a solid 3D form. Charcoal is very versatile so don’t be too reserved or scared to be bold with your application. A nice video to learn from.
This is short video where you will learn the very basic techniques needed to gather your proportions whilst you draw a life model. The medium charcoal has been selected because it is versatile and manipulative. You can be very bold with it but at the same time you must be quick. There is an underlying tone of humour in this video so it makes the experience less intense. So grab your charcoals and just have fun!
In this how to draw art tutorial, pencil artist Matthew Archambault draws the basic anatomical make up of the male form to encourage aspiring artists to understand the muscular building blocks of the human form.
When studying the muscles on the body they all have their own unique purpose and position within their areas so with this in mind they will all have a different shape and size. So Archambault teaches through a few drawing techniques how you can notice the muscles properly and transfer them to your pencil drawing. Using contour lines he creates good depth and form within the pencil sketch and it isn’t too long before the major areas of the male model’s torso becomes apparent.
Like nearly all pencil drawings there will be dark lines and faint lines used so this tutorial also makes it clear when these two different types of line should be applied to produce different effects within your drawing. This is an ideal video for beginners and intermediate artists as it offers some very valuable drawing methods to help you establish a more consistent life drawing.
In this video art drawing lesson sketch artist Gary Geraths demonstrates in full how you can learn how to sketch the female form using a step by step process which is not only thorough but extremely well ordered in such a way that you can become very confident within your abilities as an artist and master your drawing skills.
In essence this drawing tutorial covers how to draw the first steps of a gestural, anatomical and spectral life drawing placing heavy emphasis on how drawing movement is achieved alongside the different angles of the body’s proportions are integrated and used to produce anchored areas within your life drawing.
Gary Geraths begins by suggesting how as an artist you must have a starting point when tackling gestural drawing and within this particular female life drawing that starting point is a sense of implied movement. This means each of the pivot points like the elbow and knees must correlate and work in unison as a composition with the lengths of the limbs and the angles with which they cast to ascertain the female form of the model. Composition and proportions on the page must all be relative to each other to create a visual base from which you can operate as an artist.
When observing the female form as an artist you must push the form in either a different or a unified direction depending on the movement captured within the static pose cast by the life model. As Geraths’ drawing evolves, he is constantly looking for proportion especially in the earlier stages of the compositional structure. Using his pencil he sketches guidelines to help him better observe his study from a distance as he steps back from the picture at regular intervals during the sketching process. He uses a series of both fixed and modified lines to guides various structural elements of the female model’s pose to help him proceed to the next stage with confidence and conviction. Just because you use guidelines in a drawing or a sketch, especially a life study, it doesn’t mean you are incompetent as an artist, it merely suggests you are doing it the correct way and helping yourself and your drawing to emerge at a well proportioned and correct rate and ultimately finish correctly and within scale.
He uses skeletal points from the figure in the drawing to quickly and easily place angles between the limbs. He talks of a fictional plumb line amongst other bodily angles which he has learned to observe as an artist to help join the body components together and produce a great perspective within his structural drawings. Once the skeletal anchor points and various bodily angles are composed it is then time to introduce the large fleshy areas of skin which form the muscular physique of the female model. By drawing gracefully with swooping elegant and graceful lines Geraths is easily able to apply three dimensional form to his drawing quickly and effectively due to his earlier research into the skeletal proportions of the figure. Research is just as important in drawing as it is in any other form of art or indeed academia, so make sure you spend much longer ensuring the basis and initial stages of your drawings or sketches are completed fully.
If you ever wanted a drawing tutorial relating to the bio chemistry of the human form and how it relates to drawing then this is a great place to start. Geraths’ use of drawing terminology combined with in depth anatomical appreciation allows for a superb instructional drawing video for everyone to enjoy.
In this fascinating video, artist Liberace guides you through how he takes on the male torso from life. He begins with quick sketches in a charcoal to outline the basic shapes or building blocks if you like which form the muscles. He then goes into detail whilst drawing, the importance of understanding how the muscles contract a cast shadows through their movement. He uses a white paencil to highlight large and small areas of muscle groups but also uses a brush to soften the anatomical values of the figure under study. Personally, I think this is a gorgeous video of a life study and all the beauty which surrounds it.
In this art video tutorial Dan Nelson teaches you some basic guidelines and rules in the approach to figure drawing. He talks about the basic proportions of the human body and begins by discussing how the human head is roughly one third by two thirds relatively speaking. From this he then tells how the average human body is seven heads tall so it is important to understand this before taking on you life drawing.
From watching the art tutorial you will see how Nelson uses the letter ‘n’ to refer to the seven regions of the body to make it easier for the beginner artist to remember the proportions whilst drawing the human figure.
This is really an educational beginner’s art video which with respect quite crudely addresses what is necessary to learn before going onto greater and more detailed drawings and paintings within life drawing.