So you want to learn how to draw people? Artists since the beginning of art have been drawing and panting the human body likely more than any other subject. Painting a portrait or performing figure drawing also is a unappreciated way of understanding the subject’s true character – in other words really getting to know them.
Learning how to draw people does not have to be hard, but it does require understanding some basic fundamentals. It also requires practice. But some of the first things you need to learn is the concept of proportions of the human body. The human figures has basic proportions when it comes to its anatomy, and its critical you understand the relative dimensions of human components relative to each other before you even get into drawing details like features, clothing, or hair. Read the rest of this entry