Hey, I really want to get into art but I seriously don't know how to draw a body? The stick figure just isn't working for me, do you maybe know another way or maybe tips?
so quick disclaimer before i start: i decided to do the female body because i learned how to draw women before i started drawing men… and im also a woman LOL so i have a better idea of how to break down each body part… also curves are really fun to draw!! whereas men im still trying to figure out what goes where
i also think its easier to start off with women and then transition into drawing men? at least that’s what i find… so if anyone wants a follow up tutorial on men just let me know!
i think when it comes to drawing bodies, i find that it’s a lot easier if you imagine shapes first
by recognizing certain body parts as shapes you can sort of configure a guideline first in the pose and proportions you want first before adding any details
for example this is how i would plan out a (very skinny lol) female body before starting
so in red is my actual organic process, which is really quick and fluid and then in black is just a more defined demo of the shapes i have in mind
one of the biggest problems i see for people starting out drawing bodies is that they’re so caught up trying to get every detail correct, by the time they’re finished the proportions are all off… so by planning the shapes first i can ensure i have every part the correct length and width i want
ok again this is going to be a really long post so more details on each body part under the cut!
I’m alive, but holy heck am I worn out. Here’s a snippet of proof that I’m working through it anyways: Illustration #3 for the National Eagle Center of a 4th year bald eagle is coming along alright, despite me needing to update tablet drivers again. (Always? Always.)
I’m going to try to scrape together what’s left of my free time* and try making headway on those Aequis customs this week. LET’S DO THIS.
ahhh thanks for answering! Can you make a full tutorial? Thank you!!! :)
I think it’s best to start with Allura’s coloring, since this one’s more tricky.
I think this would also be a very interesting tutorial for those who want to edit/gif POC but fear they might accidentally whitewash them due to the ligher effects. Well, fear not, because there is, in fact, a way to make everything pretty and pastel and still make your character’s skin tone as dark and consistent as it originally was.
So here’s the gif we’re going to start with.
And with the effects applied, it looks like this:
As you can see, I managed to make Allura’s entire surrounding pastel, including her eyes and clothes, without making drastic changes to her skin color. Her skin is slightly more reddish and darker, but that’s because of the coloring rather than the lighting-effects.