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6 Steps to Drawing a Human Figure

Lillian Gray Figure Drawing Course 6 Easy Steps to Drawing a Figure

Easy Steps to Follow for Figure Drawing In this lesson, this third part of this figure drawing course,  I’m going to be breaking figure drawing down into easy-to-understand steps and I’m going to show you how to start and slowly construct the human body. These are the basic steps for starting to draw a figure. […]

Figure Drawing Course – The Various Canons

The various canons Figure Drawing Course Lillian Gray

Using the Various Canons of Human Proportion in Figure Drawing This figure drawing lesson is all about measuring the human body: how do we decide what is the correct proportions. A lot of people argue about this, some say 6 and 3/4 of a head is the length of a human body, others say it’s […]

Figure Drawing Course Outline and Introduction

Figure Drawing Course Lillian Gray

  Goal Setting and Reasons to Study Anatomy This first lesson in the figure drawing course is all about setting your goals with drawing figures: knowing exactly where you’re going and why, and also understanding why we as artists need to understand bone structure and muscles to be able to draw the human figure. Be […]

George Pemba | South African Art History

South African Artist George Pemba

South African Art History Hi, I am artist Lillian Gray,  and I have someone you need to meet. South African artist George Pemba!   George Pemba is an artist who defeated the stereotype that black people could not become professional painters during the Apartheid regime in South Africa. Pemba is often referred to as the Grand-master of […]

Lesson 15  I Drawing ears

Lesson 15  I Drawing ears Watch this lesson on our YouTube Introduction Let’s just admit it,  ears actually look super weird. They look frumpled up and make me think of a crumpled up cloth. We tend to think of ears as super random and I have seen many artists simply drawing little squiggles to depict […]

Lesson 14  I Drawing the mouth

Lesson 14  I Drawing the mouth Watch this lesson on our YouTube Channel Introduction Like the eyes, the mouth can convey a lot of emotion; happiness, sadness, excitement, and disgust. Drawing mouths can be tricky since everyone’s mouth is different. The shapes also change as the facial expression changes. So for this lesson, we are […]