Figuary Day 27: Summary of Everything We Covered

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Hi life drawing friends!

On Day 27 of Figuary, we look back at all the things we have covered in our tutorials this month. We have gone through so much – week 1 was all about the story of the pose and the important angles and curves, week 2 was all about simplifying the values and tones, week 3 was about making expressive, committed marks and not rushing and week 4 was tips for 1 minute poses and other techniques for proportions.

It’s been so fun doing this (and absolutely exhausting – 28 videos in a row is ridiculous!). Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm and support 🙂

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In case you haven’t heard about Figuary:
We are posting daily life drawing guidance videos – one useful tip about drawing figures each day, all structured to build on each other across the 28 days. Croquis Cafe will be posting daily practice sessions – life models posing for you to draw.

The idea is that you draw, even if only a little bit, each day for 28 days – the perfect amount of time to build a good drawing habit. Along the way, we will also start looking at powerful techniques to help take your drawings to the next level.

This first week was all about seeing the most important angles and curves in the pose. The second week was about the light and dark in the pose. The third week was about making confident and expressive marks on the paper. The fourth week is about gesture and other additional tips.

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A big thanks to Marharyta Hasanova for helping us with the editing on the Figuary videos!


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