This page provides links to instructional pages on the web for figure drawing artists.
Also see the page listing Video Demonstrations for Life Drawing Artists.
Collections of Links
- Figure Drawing – Figure Drawing Tips and Lessons – A collection of figure drawing sites for artists
Public domain books on figure drawing
- Drawingbooks.org – Open source and public domain art-instruction books
Introduction / Overview
- What you need to know for your first life drawing class
- Why practice life drawing?
- Sheridan Portfolio Tips: Life drawing – extensive discussion for beginners, including videos
- Attending a Figure Drawing Class, by Helen South – includes links to several more detailed topics
- Figure Quick Sketch – Master the art of short poses and gesture drawing
- Gesture Drawing – Notes on gesture drawing
Simulated Life Drawing Sessions with Timed Gesture Poses
- The Drawing Script – A site that generates a virtual online drawing session, with adjustable timed poses (includes nude, dressed, animals, and hands)
- PixeyLovely.com – A neat site that generates a virtual online drawing session, complete with timed gesture poses
- Quickposes.com – another site that generates a virtual online drawing session with timed or untimed poses
- LifeDrawingPoses.com – provides a simulated gesture drawing session
- Croquis Cafe – provides different 1, 2, 3, and 5 minute poses each week
- Love life drawing – Provides extensive lessons and other resources for figurative artists. Also includes a forum for life drawing artists. See also their blog, Facebook page, and Twitter page.
- Improve your figure drawing skills – 15 video figure drawing lessons
- Six part tuturial on figure drawing by Georgetown Atelier in Seattle, Washington
- Constructing the Figure from Life: Where to Begin
- Figure drawing lesson – Notes on figure drawing
- How to Draw People: The Basics of Figure Drawing
- Drawing Tips: Advice from the Pros – a collection of tutorials provided by lovelifedrawing.com
- Drawsh – a free figure drawing resource focusing on constructive draftsmanship, anatomy, proportion, and more
- MyDrawingTutorials.com: Figure Drawing – Free drawing tips and techniques
- How to Draw Hair (YouTube video)
- Equipment and materials for life drawing sessions
- Art on a Budget : Best Affordable Art Supplies for Beginners and Tips