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How to draw woman body, Female Figure study

How to draw woman body basicFemale Figure study, woman body proportion modelsheet update.

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
woman body, female figure model sheet

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.
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woman body, female figure model sheet
Here is for the bigger version "Female Figure Model sheet"

Enjoy them sketches!! ;)

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Luca Cauchi said…
Well explained!! :)

Oh by the way, what's wrong with the community site... donno if it's for everyone but I can't log in to the page...

Thanks for the continous help Xia.
idrawgirls said…
Luca> Thanks bro, I try...will sketch more regularly too I think. Donno what's up with the community...same happen to me. :P
Knuckles930 said…
Luca > I noticed also the community site is corrupted. It seems the servers has been hacked and some addware has been added.

We are working to solve the problem but since this is a servers side problem, it might take a while.

Once its back to normal, we'll put up a notice on the community. But until than, we can't do much with it, posting wise.
Anonymous said…

I tried applying for a membership to the community site. None of my requests have been returned or confirmed. The crash could be the problem.

I enjoy Your pencil work. I can honestly say it's no thanks to Your blog and this community that I've enrolled in The Art Institute for my Bachelor's in Game Art and Design. Any tips?

- Kevin.
Luca Cauchi said…
Knuckles> It seems to work fine now for me. :)

Anonymous> Try again cos I think it's back to function. regarding my tips, I suggest you to get some of Xia's feature tutorials. He explains his process as if it was for work... from thumbnails sketches to the full polished pieces. He also talks about design and angles etc...

Other than that, I suggest you to practice every single day! :)

idrawgirls said…
Luca & Knuckle & Anonymous> It's urgent, yes the community has been soon as you log in, the hacker install malware on your computer. In this case, it will endanger all the members. So I have to delete the whole community. I know it's sad but I have to do it otherwise when people try to log in they will get melware.
I have no idea why they are hacking us, but it's not only us. It's been happening everywhere there with Wordpress. Someone is targeting site that use Wordpress. I've been notified by Wordpress and my host. Wordpress already fix this with their latest upgrade, but we are a little too late. So I have to delete the community part before it spreads to the rest of the site and server.
Sorry, we have to start it all over again. :(
I will do the blog post tomorrow, Im still devastated by the event and very pissed off.
Chris Reeve said…
That sucks. I guess all you can do is treat it as a fresh start for the community. I look forward to seeing new pictures!
Luca Cauchi said…
Xia> Well done brother - it's better to prevent that some sucker puts malware. Thanks and will be waiting for some more tutorials and maybe interviews! :)

idrawgirls said…
Chris & Luca> Yeah...I'm looking to use the old blogger as format. Cuz I was looking at ArtJumble Blogspot and it has over 100 members so as a long time member of that site, I will ask the founder how he did it to take the 100 members cap off. Will see....yeah it's really frustrating...I wish I have 48 hours a day instead of 24. :P