Here are some figure studies I did recently and update on the female model-sheet that I did a while back in 2007 old version here "Learn how to draw woman female". These are somewhat quick pencil sketch, most of them are 5-6 minutes with the exception of the model-sheets itself.
Model-sheet itself the post are probably not the most flattering for women form, they are just for beginners and intermediate alike to study and check for accuracy and such.
One of the most critical thing to keep in mind when drawing female or woman is to convey their feminine (or otherwise) through their body languages. It would be best if an artist can capture her character's very essence and convey or communicate through your lines, sketch, drawing. Like a poet describe a beauty of his lover. Visually artist can communicate with showing images of her body language, gesture, and movement. You have to find what make them feminine, how sexy female stand or sit or lay.
The best way to study figure and all artists have done that for century is studying from real people, life drawing sessions is the necessary for all artists. Then reference or my tutorials ( ha ha) or any other art books are highly recommended for supplemental materials if you want to learn more.
Anyway, here are some female figures sketches.
You can also check out the new and update of the late 2010 tutorial on female figures, most of these are painting step by step tutorials, some include video tutorials. Recline female figure study has two posts. The first is nude recline female figure quick color. And the second is female figure study recline step by step. These two part tutorial I pretty much focus on rough brush work and play around with textures. Both are the same painting but it has part one and part two. Then there is a speedpainting figure study back which I pretty much focus on looseness control and brush strokes. Also if you like comics style pin up painting, check out Emma Frost X-men first class and 2011 is year of the rabbit. Both are not really focus on brush work, rather smooth rendering of the skin itself. And Black Rock Shooter color sketch work is a really stylize that is similar to that of Anime or stylize Manga, but not typical.
Female Body proportion model sheet update April 2010
Here are some tunes I usually listen to when I am figure sketching. They are very up beat, sensual and tribal at the same time. It gives me the feeling of raw or primal. There are a few songs, press forward to get to the next song. Great music.
Some more female figure sketches from the other day.
Here is for the bigger version "Female Figure Model sheet"
Enjoy them sketches!! ;)
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