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02-01-2006, 04:48 AM
hi all where can i find some free human figure pics, i need to do some drawing for school, thankx.
02-01-2006, 05:01 PM
Some free samples here
02-01-2006, 05:58 PM
Reference for Anatomical and Figurative Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257570)
(see Photosets, there's a dropdown list of at least 5 different sets).
02-01-2006, 11:58 PM
I also had a question about the human figure. I am at a school where we learned to draw but never stepped into a figure drawing session due to some policies that we have. I don't necessarily dislike the policies, but.. Anyways, to those who know how to draw the figure decently, what approach should I take when trying to learn by myself? I.e., looking at figures online and such.. Should I like measure it all out first and then start trying to get like 8 heads or whatever...
In short, what is the best way to learn to draw the human figure?
02-02-2006, 03:09 AM
Come check out the Anatomy Forum. We've got loads of Tutorials and Workshops related to Traditionally / Digitally Drawing and Painting the human figure. We even have some great 3D modelers on board. :)
Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=177)
I recommend starting here:
Beginners' Lounge (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=297229)
Lots of friendly people and simple exercises to help you improve your gesture drawing skills. :)
We also have an ongoing Figurative Drawing and Painting Workshop series called the Open Figure Drawing Workshops, where we draw and paint, digitally and traditionally, from reference photos of the nude human figure:
All OFDWs (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2602753&postcount=3)
We're currently in the midst of OFDW 012, where we're diverting from our normal reference, and instead doing a Master Copy of a William Bouguereau painting:
Open Figure Drawing Workshop - William Bouguereau Master Copy - with Rebeccak 012 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=312150)
Here's a useful link for many of the most useful threads in the Anatomy Forum:
Tutorials, Workshops, Anatomy Reviews & More ... [links within] (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=273525)
Feel free to pop by, begin to post, and participate!
02-02-2006, 03:46 AM
You may also want to look around to see if any colleges or the like offer figure drawing sessions. :]
You can learn a lot from anatomy books, too. Go to the bookstore and but a few, and just start studying them. (I believe some online books are links at the top of the forum, too.) I taught myself from anatomy books; it hasn't been until this college semester that I've had the chance to do life drawing from a nude model. Life drawing is improving my understanding of the nuances of how muscles move under the skin and how perspective affects the shape of limbs and such, but its very possible to learn the basics and get a very solid grasp on anatomy by studying on your own. :) It just takes a lot of time and practice, as with anything in art.
02-02-2006, 03:46 AM
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