©2022 Bardot Brush by Lisa Bardot // All Rights Reserved
Today we are learning about body proportions! Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, but there are similarities that all bodies share. Understanding these relationships the body part have to one another will help you draw bodies that look natural and balanced, even if you are pushing the boundaries on “realistic” proportions. It’s essential to understand the rules of body proportion so that you know how to break those rules and still have your bodies looking good.
In the tutorial, I will walk you through setting up a body proportions diagram and teaching you all those rules while also showing you how to set up a skeletal structure that you can use to draw bodies of all shapes and sizes!
Key Rules to Remember
Create a body proportions diagram using the steps in the video tutorial to get yourself with the rules of body proportions. Then, on your own, sketch some skeletal figures of bodies freehand. Experiment with pushing proportions, and see what happens when you break the rules. Try to draw at least 5 different body types, and don’t worry about finishing these sketches with any details.
Keep researching, observing and learning! I’ve made a Pinterest board full of additional resources to help you learn more about drawing bodies.
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.