Figuary Day 6: Wilder Stories

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Hi life drawing friends!

On Day 6 of Figuary, we start to get creative with the stories we see in these poses. So far, we have looked at fairly standard lines, curves and angles which are very often interesting places to start the drawing. But there’s no need to limit yourself to these – you can become creative when seeing what you find interesting in the pose.

Sometimes there’s a dramatic shape or pattern that is unique to that pose. Bringing out these things that you notice and find interesting will bring added life and interest to your 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.

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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