I’m sure if you spotted the pic of an artist’s mannequin on Sunday, you’ll have known it wouldn’t be long before I was posting my attempts to draw it.
As usual I tracked down a few YouTube videos to help me find some tips, techniques and best approaches and scribbled along with them.
I particularly liked the idea of drawing the top half of the body as a domed cylinder – this helped make the process of drawing the shoulders and getting the right angles on them much easier.
Over the next few days I tried to draw at least one pose a day.
The idea is – apparently – that if you keep drawing the mannequin in different poses, you’ll:
- Get better drawing the different perspectives.
- Get the proportions/human form imprinted on your brain and therefore people become easier to draw.
I’ve now set myself the goal of drawing a person every day for the next year. Hopefully at some point I’ll graduate from mannequins to something that looks more human. But don’t worry, I’m not going to post every single picture.
Until next time,