How to Draw a Body

Two Methods:A Male BodyFemale Body

Drawing a human body is a challenging project, but here are some simple steps to get you started.

Method 1
A Male Body

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    Sketch the wire frame of the human body with these basic shapes and lines.
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    Sketch additional shapes as a guide to create the human figure.
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    Sketch the male figure by using the shapes as a guide. Also study about the human anatomy.
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    Draw the outline over the sketch.
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    Erase and remove the sketch marks.
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    Add the skin color
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    Add shading color or tones.

Method 2
Female Body

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    Sketch the wire frame of the human body with these basic shapes and lines.
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    Sketch additional shapes as a guide to create the human figure.
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    Sketch the female figure by using the shapes as a guide. Also study about the human anatomy.
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    Draw the outline over the sketch.
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    Erase and remove the sketch marks.
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    Add the skin color
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    Add shading color or tones.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser gum
  • Colored pencils, crayons, markers or watercolors

Article Info

Categories: Drawing People and Features