Beginner Figure Drawing – Poses from the SIDE & BACK

Get our guide ‘Life Drawing Success’, which is all about the one big mistake which led to all my other mistakes:

In past lessons, we went through a simple approach to constructing a figure using a special stickman and then adding mass with the ribcage and the pelvic area, plus techniques for fixing mistakes in angles and lengths. But so far we have only looked at poses viewed from the front.

In this video, we go over the adjustments we need to make to this process for poses viewed from the side and back. We talk about the line of the back, the shoulder blades and other features of of the figure viewed from these angles.

This is part of our video series for beginners and people starting to learn life drawing. It’s designed to give you a structured set of exercises, tips and lessons that will build your life drawing confidence. There’s so much to learn at once when it comes to drawing the human body, so we want to support you through the early stages, without overloading you with skills that can be learned later in the journey.

We hope you enjoy it! Learn more about the First Steps course at and please subscribe to this channel for future lessons – we’ve got some great ones prepared!

Music: Easy Lemon by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (…)


You might be interested in



This video may contain content that, out of its contest, some users might find objectionable and is intended for a mature audience and for educational and didactic purpose.

It must not to be viewed by anyone under the age of consent in the jurisdiction from which it is being accessed.


– I am over age 18 years old, and I have the legal right to access this kind of Artistic material in my community.

– I will not permit any person(s) under 18 years of age to have access to any of the materials contained in this page.

– I am familiar with the rules governing the viewing of adult oriented materials as defined by my local jurisdiction.

– I am voluntarily choosing to access this page, because I want to practice and/or study the drawing of the human figure. I do not find images of Artistic-nudity to be offensive or objectionable. I understand that this material is available just for educational and didactic purpose.

– I will exit from this page immediately if I am in any way offended by any material.

– I understand and agree to abide by the standards and laws of my community. By browsing any part of this Web site, I agree that I shall not hold the owner of this Web site responsible for any materials located on the site.

Click ‘Agree’ to indicate that you abide by these terms and wish to enter the adult-content of this video.

If you do not agree to these terms, click ‘Disagree’ to go back to homepage.