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Drawing the Human Figure. Art Terms. Figure Drawing- A drawing of the human form in any of its various shapes and postures using any of the drawing media. Proportion- A p rinciple of art that describes the size, location or amount of one element to another (or to the whole) in a work. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Drawing the Human Figure

Drawing the Human Figure

Art TermsFigure Drawing- A drawing of the human form in any of its various shapes and postures using any of the drawing media.Proportion- A principle of art that describes the size, location or amount of one element to another (or to the whole) in a workHammer DaumierFrench caricaturist, painter, and sculptor Known for his cartoons and drawings of 19th-century French politics and society. Used gesture techniques to create his drawings.His paintings helped introduce techniques of Impressionism into modern art.

Materials:Charcoal/PencilPaperEraserPerson able to modelThe modelSelect a modelComfortable poseGive breaksHelpful HintersStudy your subject, watch the overall movementStep back and lookMove around the drawingHuman Body ProportionsThe adult human body is about 8 heads high.A child is about 5 heads highA baby is about 4 head high.

Beginning of DrawingLines of interest and order of placementSpineHipsLegsShouldersArmsNeck/head

Drawing the Body (without details)After line drawing, start with the actual body partsDont get too detailed yetUsing gesture drawing, draw the big areasStart with the chest cavityThen draw the legs and armsNow draw the neck and headNext box in areas for hands and feet

Drawing the Body cont.Work your way to the little areasMove aroundDont stay in one area too longOnce this stage is complete, step back and look

Stepping back to LOOKHints when lookingLook at the drawing as a wholeAre proportions the same?Look at negative areas (spaces in between legs or arms)If it doesnt look right and you cant figure it out, ask someone else to have a look.Drawing the headStart with a circle for the back of the headUse an oval for the front of the faceConnect the two together

When finishedStep back, look at it and ask these questionsDoes it look the same?Is it shaded the same?How does the face look?Are the negative areas the same?If all of these are good, then great! Youve completed the assignment. If not, try to make the necessary changes.Starting DetailsBegin looking at shaded regionsStart shading areas that are light and work your way to the darker areas.Try to shade alike regions at the same time.