do you have any advice on how to draw bodies, hands,...
Hey! So I in no way think / claim i have the best skills or answers to give a really good tutorial - but i’m happy to share how i kinda go about drawing the body! ( The best answer though is just to keep practicing and drawing from references you find online or have in real life! )
But from what I know, I guess when I think about drawing the body I try and break it down into smaller general parts. Ie. Head, torso, hips, joint areas, and hands / feet. From there i draw circle-ish shapes to connect everything together and get a feeling for what pose i’m drawing. (I hope the doodles below kinda help show what I mean)
Every artist has there own way to break down shapes, and some people need more or less guides when they draw, so if it helps try looking at a basic skeleton from google and finding what guides helps you the best!
Once you know your break down points, a good practice you can do is find a photo online and try drawing mini quick versions of it on your computer, or with pen in a sketchbook (its okay if it looks super off at first so just keep going with it! ) Once you get the main idea out, you can start putting your lines together to get a base to draw on! ( When in doubt move your body to see where things might like up ie. the elbow kinda lines up with the belly button area, or the foot is almost the size of the forearm! It comes in time.)
Once you get an idea on the body shape (or just general idea of where things go) you can start figuring out how to break down other points… ie hands!
For hands i draw out the main palm area then add circles to space out where the fingers will kinda go. After that i kinda make a feel for how the fingers will extend out. I find the top of my thumb tends to point away from my palm, and then drawing the little hand crack v thing helps add a little detail. Remember though looking at your own hand can really help when you are stuck trying to draw something
Yeah I hope that helps! Again i dont claim to know anything haha! The best way to get better is practice, time, and the willpower to keep going!