Drawing Female Proportions and Surface Anatomy

In this tutorial, members will learn proven techniques for drawing female proportions and surface anatomy. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 1, 2013
Duration
59m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 1, 2013
Duration
59m
Description

In this tutorial, members will learn proven techniques for drawing female proportions and surface anatomy. We'll begin this process by discussing how it's important to establish how many heads high our female subject will be. Following this we'll explore how to draw an underlying structure for the torso and learn how to build on this structure to establish the overall form of the torso. In addition, we'll learn how to draw the shoulders, arms, legs and breasts in a fashion that is accurate and realistic in both size and proportion. Along the way we'll touch on some areas of the surface anatomy that might cause us problems and learn how we can avoid some common mistakes. By utilizing the guidelines and methods presented in this course, you'll be able to successfully draw female proportions and surface anatomy with confidence and accuracy. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on drawing female proportions and surface anatomy. My names is Kurt, and I'll be walking you through a process of how to draw an accurate and natural-looking female form. We'll begin this process by discussing how it's important to establish how many heads high our female subject will be. Following this, we'll explore how to draw an underlying structure for the torso. And we'll learn how to build on this structure to establish the overall form of the torso. In addition, we'll learn how to draw the shoulders, arms, legs, and breasts in a fashion that is accurate and realistic in both size and proportion. Along the way, we'll touch on some areas of the surface anatomy that might cause us some problems, and learn how we can avoid some common mistakes. By utilizing the guidelines and methods presented in this course, you will be able to successfully draw female proportions and surface anatomy with confidence and accuracy. So with that, we'll get started in our next lesson.