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    Where to Start with Figure Drawing?

    I've been learning to draw for the past 8 months, mostly with drawabox but a few other resources I found on the way too. I'm kind of happy with my current progress but I'm starting to feel i'd like to start venturing into the figure drawing.

    Straight away I can see this topic is Massive, complex and ultimately daunting! Does anyone have any suggestions, websites or thoughts on how to approach it? Arenthere good things to focus on? Start with heads for example before moving onto toes or I it better to start with the full body!

    Are there good methods for learning anatomy? Is there an anatomy for artists for example that only focuses on stuff you really need to know?

    Thanks!


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    New here.
    i also am interested in this

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    Study http://www.proko.com where the very basics of figure drawing are covered, as well as complicated anatomy.
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    There are a crazy number of books on the topic. Have you started there?
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    Also if you have chance to go to life drawing then you should, and use that construction there that Proko teaches

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    Yea I've got a few loomis books and ive seen a couple of proko videos.

    I guess I'm really just looking for that initial stick in the sand. Figure drawing just seems like such a massive sandy beach that i just dont know where to start

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    Just start, no need to overthink it start sketchbook and/or post in critic section so people can help

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    I suggest you start with Loomis mannikin, which helps you to get a good command of the human form...
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    You can start with Vilppu, Loomis, Hampton and Steve huston's figure drawing book.
    I find that Hampton and Huston are more beginner friendly than Vilppu and Loomis, but you can still understand what they're talking about. A solid understanding of basic perspective is enough to understand everything perspective related in the books. After that, you can go with Bridgman, Hogarth, Bammes, Hamm and whoever you like. Learn from many sources and develop your own way to draw the figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormyBA View Post
    I guess I'm really just looking for that initial stick in the sand. Figure drawing just seems like such a massive sandy beach that i just dont know where to start
    we dont know where you keep your charcoals/pencils... those are all the sticks you need and some kind of surface .

    just start ..

    ive had a look at the threads you started and youre no beginner, so you know how it works already . watch/read something and apply it. proko is a very good resource, because he already boiled it down mixing the best resources. kind of a mix of some loomis, bridgman and reilly combined.
    if thats not your cup of tea, read the individual books and try to distill it yourself .
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