Week thirteen

We’ve made it to the last week of People Skills! First of all, give yourself a GIANT HUG right now. Learning to draw people is a huge task and not easy! It requires persistence, lots of practice, and a willingness to keep learning. Major props to you for sticking with it this month and for all the work you’ve done so far. Remember, when something you’re doing feels hard, that’s the feeling of learning and growing. If I could, I would hug you myself, so please do it for me and be super proud of yourself!

The information, methods, and ideas I’ve taught you this month are by no stretch THE WAY to draw people. People Skills represents the people-drawing methods that makes sense for ME, and I’ve done my best to share that knowledge with you. (I hope it has helped!) But there are so many other ways to learn and methods to try! Throughout your artistic journey, it’s essential to get information from many different sources as a part of your continued education.

Here are some other artists and educators I love if you want to learn more about drawing people!

Bobbo Andonova // How to Draw Faces
Joumana Medlej // Human Anatomy Fundamentals
The Etherington Brothers // How to Think When You Draw
Stan Prokopenko // Figure Drawing

 

Over on the @bardotbrush Instagram this month, I will be sharing some handy infographics I made for all the People Skills lessons! Plus, we will be sharing people-themed artwork made by amazing Bardot Brush artists all month long to inspire you. Be sure to follow us, so you don’t miss it

March's Theme:

People

Week 13: Bodies & Poses

Well, folks, it’s finally time to put everything together! We’ve been spending all month drawing the parts and details of the human body separately. Now its’ time to literally make some connections between all the lessons.

Our first lesson is on body proportions, where you’ll learn the relationships between all the body parts so you can draw a body that looks balanced. You’ll also learn how to set up a skeletal structure to draw bodies in all kinds of shapes in sizes. And most importantly, you can use this structure to draw the body in different poses, which you’ll be working on for the rest of the week. As always, you’ll find full details about each lesson on the People Skills page!

The Prompts

Week 13 | march 22-28

bodies & poses

Mon: body proportions 
Tue: standing
Wed: sitting
Thu: walking
Fri: running
Sat: leaping
Sun: sleeping

This piece was drawn using brushes from my Pencil Box brush set for Procreate.

You can access each week’s prompts, with links to reference photos, at makingarteveryday.com

This Week's Tutorial

Live Tutorial! DATE at TIME PST

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The best place to catch the live stream is on the Bardot Brush YouTube Channel. Don’t forget: You can watch or re-watch the previous livestreams on my tutorials page on Bardot Brush!

Draw bodies that look natural and balanced by understanding the relationships between body parts. In this tutorial, I will walk you through setting up a body proportions diagram and teaching you all those rules as well as showing you how to set up a skeletal structure that you can use to draw bodies of all shapes and sizes!

 

COMING SOON! How to Draw the Body in Poses

I’m putting the finishing touches on my tutorial about poses. We’ll go over how to set up a skeletal structure you can manipulate in different poses. I will teach you to use reference photos to make observations and generalizations about different types of actions, all while making a huge library of pose ideas!

This Month's Progress Tracker

You can always download the current month’s Progress Tracker at bardotbrush.com/progress

(its a .Procreate file, so you can keep track of your progress right in Procreate!)

You’ll find instructions about how to use the Tracker at the link above. I even made you a star stamp brush for you to use! It’s my Procreate version of a gold star sticker.

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