In this tutorial, we will be interested in the vast subject that is the human body. I propose to you to realize together an exercise to draw the human body by working the gesture and the rhythm.
When we want to progress and we want to learn how to draw after-model, it is important to acquire two things. The first is to have in mind the overall proportions of the human body and know how to place the various elements of anatomy without deceiving you. The second is less obvious, but just as important: it requires the acquisition of a frank and assured gesture, to obtain a dynamic and alive.
Curiously, when we start, we tend to believe that the dynamics of the trait depends on the pencil we use. Now, it is our brain, and by extension our hand and the execution of our gesture, which are fundamental.
To draw a living character, it is important to work at first curves, avoiding jerky gestures and straight lines. The classic mistake of the novice draftsman is to want to draw the body of a model by starting by directly drawing the contour line as accurately as possible. Now, for a better analysis, it is good to start by simplifying and schematizing its drawing.
Warm up by drawing curves reminiscent of the curves of the human body. Chain forms, and counter-forms, waves, etc. Do not hesitate to insist on this step, until you feel completely at ease and master of your movements.
Then move on to drawing characters. Set aside the correctness of the proportions and try to keep the same pace to draw the contours of the silhouette of the model. Feel free to exaggerate the curves to gain dynamism. It is essential to have fun, and for this, your gesture must be completely relaxed and fluid.
Once you have assimilated this gestural exercise, you can move on to the next step, worrying about the proportions.