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Figure study female form step by step process

Figure study female form step by step process.

It's been a while since I did painting study of female figure. So I decided to do one or maybe a few quick figure painting study of a female body form. It was kind of rusty to begin with, struggle in the middle since it's been a long while. But after a couple hours in, it seems a bit easier but the result comes very close to what I want. I just want to study simple form of painting, not really going for the all the way realistic approach.
Note to take on this one is that, I should have established more edges to get the image looks really painterly and smooth.
I should try again soon.
I start off with drawing or sketch to constructed the shape and form where I will be painting over. I am looking for the post that are interesting enough to look at rather than static. Then I use soft edge round brush to establish values then skin-tone for the figure. As it progress, the softer look become more define using hard edge round brush. I hardly use any custom brush on this one, it's just a study to sharpen my skill on figure painting.

For beginner, you might want to look at the How to draw female body torso step by step (This one explain how to construct a body in the simple way for anyone to understand and how to draw woman figure hip pelvis (easy way to construct body and the hip which is very crucial in conveying feminine figure). Also gestures figures video tutorial and learn how to draw woman sheet.

Also check out the video tutorial go watch Drawing body muscle torso anatomy tutorial. And Drawing arm muscles bicep tricep There will also be some basic include there. Then you could try out the following tutorial.

Art Tips: "Artists have to love the work and take joy in what they can do. And, of course, they have to work hard to be able to know their full potential." -Frank Frazetta.

Here is a final Female Figure study sketch.

Here are step by step:

how to paint female figure tutorial

Female figure study sketch:
how to paint female figure tutorial

Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Genius MousePen 6x8
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
-Gimp (Free Download)
-Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Professional software)

*You can just use pencil, paper, markers on this one...just practice rendering.

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Anonymous said…
nice..i always find your tips useful
ZenArcade said…
I enjoy your tutorials immensely. You are a pro !
Thanks for your work. You inspire.
idrawgirls said…
Ano, fajne, ZenArcade> Thank you guys!!! :)