Monthly Archives: April 2006

Academic Figure Drawing Tutorial 1 – part 3

The comparison between vertical and horizontal measurements ensures that the figure in the drawing is not too thin, wide, short, or long. By constantly comparing horizontal and vertical observational measurements to these same proportional measurements in the drawing as it progresses, it is possible to ensure that the drawing stays in proportion to the visual […]

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Academic Figure Drawing Tutorial 1 – part 2

These can be easy or difficult to find depending on the figure, the pose and the location of the easel. The first step is to search for a decent vertical alignment like the one shown in my above (unfinished) line drawing after Charles Bargue. It can be useful to incorporate a stationary object into your […]

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