Figuary Day 3: Using Torso Angles!

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Hi life drawing friends!

On Day 3 of Figuary, we start to look at some characteristics of torsos that often give us an important part of the story of the pose. These angles and curves are so often reduced when they should be emphasised.

If you can start to do justice to these angles and curves, it will go a long way to not only giving energy to the drawing, but also will improve proportions and other aspects of the drawing.

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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.

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


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