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Things are moving along quickly now…today, we will be drawing people that are running! The running pose covneys a ton of movement, no surprise there. There are things you can change to make someone look like they are sprinting vs. jogging.
But be sure to watch the first 7 minutes of this video to learn how to create your skeletal structure.
These are the observations I made when studying people in a running pose. You can make these types of observations by completing the steps in today’s homework. These generalizations can help give you a foundation for drawing your own running poses freehand.
Both feet are never on the ground at the same time
Legs are pretty much always bent
Body leans forward to go faster
Arms out and bent and elbows – one arm forward and up and one arm back and down
Hands are engaged – splayed fingers or in fists
Collect as many reference photos as possible of the particular action you are studying, in this case, running. I’ve provided the images I use in the tutorial below, along with some tips for finding your own.
Use Procreate to trace over the photos to create a posed skeletal structure. Repeat this for as many photos as possible. This process has three important benefits:
Two great resources for free-to-use stock photos are pexels.com and unsplash.com. Below are the photos I used in the tutorial. I’ve linked each image to its source. I encourage you to find even more reference photos. You can even take pictures of yourself or your friends!
Keep researching, observing and learning! I’ve made a Pinterest board full of additional resources to help you learn more about drawing bodies and poses.
This lesson is a part of a month-long series that will get you you familiar with the basics of drawing humans, and help you develop your own people-drawing style. To learn more, check out the People Skills Intro, or continue on to the next lesson below.