How to Draw a Human Figure

How to draw a Human Figure, step by step

On this page, I recommend the steps to drawing a full-sized man in pencil. As you might already know, drawing a Human Face might be challenging, as only artists with lots of experience can do so with ease. Our art lessons are intended primarily for kids, so there is no need to put too much detail into the realistic Eyes and other facial features. Just do the best you can! It is important to learn how to draw portrait of a man using #2 pencil. Some people have a habit of using dotted lines as guidelines, which they later erase. My word of advice is to learn how to draw a line in one motion without being afraid to make a mistake. You have to visualize the final image while you are drawing a human figure, especially of a man in motion. Surprisingly, the most important thing in visual art of any kind is not accurate proportions and outlines of the image, but the mood or character of the person conveyed in a drawing though his or her facial expression and/or body language.

Method of drawing a Human full-length

To draw a person of a full growth we can use different ways. Now let's find out the basic steps to drawing a human figure. The most common mistake in drawing a human being is to distort the proportions, as in make the hands short relative to the rest of the body, make the head too big, etc. In order to avoid this, it might be useful to divide your drawing into sections. For the purpose of our drawing, a human body can be split into seven circular sections including the neck. Here, we'll draw a person in another way, but keep this technique in mind to help you maintain the proportions of a human body. We need to figure out a few basic steps to construct a human body. Man is composed of head supported by the neck, shoulders with collarbone, chest, abdomen, legs, and arms. Let's add all of these parts one by one to the figure.

Step 1

How to draw a Human Figure, step 1

So let's begin by drawing a man in a quadrilateral with an aspect ratio of 3:4. In the center of the figure, draw a long straight line, slightly longer than the longitudinal side of the rectangle. Draw a line on top of the oval for shoulders. Outline the person's T-shirt, as our person is wearing summer clothes.

Step 2

How to draw a Human Figure, step 2

Let's continue drawing a human figure and draw a circle for the head with the neck, shoulders, collarbones, and knees. First you need to draw an oval for the head, then shoulders and separate ovals for the thighs. This step is relatively easy because even a small child can draw an oval. Plus, it doesn't have to be exact size, except for the head. Did you notice that many of the lines in the figure are drawn rather casually? I deliberately draw only rough outlines at this point because most of them will be erased in later steps, after they are perfected.

Step 3

How to draw a Human Figure, step 3

Moving on to the next step, you might feel tentative about your drawing so far because it doesn't really look like a figure of a man. However, if you draw two more circles for elbows and feet and two curved lines on each side of a human body and connect them to their knees, we are suddenly getting somewhere.

Step 4

How to draw a Human Figure, step 4

Moving on to the next step, you might feel tentative about your drawing so far because it doesn't really look like a figure of a man. However, if you draw two more circles for elbows and feet and two curved lines on each side of a human body and connect them to their knees, we are suddenly getting somewhere. Referring to my sketches, draw the circles for shoulders and elbows and then draw hands. I did not finish drawing the hands here but you are welcome to do so in your own drawing. You can have your person holding an object. Also, it is not difficult to draw legs, just focus on getting the feet right. In this step, be sure to double-check the proportion of the arms, the legs, and the torso. Please be aware that it may be harder to correct mistakes from now on, so make your changes now.

Step 5

How to draw a Human Figure, step 5

Erase excess edges from your drawing and your person might appear to come to life! Be careful in erasing the old eraser contour lines. If you accidentally touch a pencil line with the eraser, draw this site again. This step is the easiest and most interesting because with just a little effort on your part, the man in your drawing seems to come alive. Just draw three simple parts: the neckline, the shirtsleeves and pants outline, and the bottom line.

Step 6

How to draw a Human Figure, step 6

Although drawing a man might be tough, it's a good practice in trying to get the proportions right. You'll get more lessons on how to draw a Human Figure with time, including drawing eyes in detail. I assure you that you will learn how to draw humans and animals a lot quicker if you do so step-by-step. The main thing is to properly sketch the contours of the head, shoulders, arms, and legs. Then gradually add details to the image.





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