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Figure Drawing (NSFW) (Formerly Figuary 21)

danxdanx Registered User regular
edited March 1 in Artist's Corner
Figuary is done now that February is over :( but this thread lives on. Post your figure drawing journey here and learn from other people as you learn any/all aspects of the figure.

I left the Figuary OP in here in spoilers for now and moved the resources to the top now the Figuary videos on Croquis Cafe are no longer.


Practice Resources

Free Poses Videos
Draw This!
New Master's Academy(nsfw)
VandartGallery(nsfw)
Watts Atelier Figure Drawing demos.

Quick Pose Apps/Sites
QuickPoses
Line of Action site - Figure Drawing, Hands and Feet, Faces. Also has Animals and buildings/environments

Photo sets (paid)
Grafit Studio(nsfw)
Howard Lyon Art
https://bodiesinmotion.photo/(nsfw)
Proko Store

Head References
ReferenceAngle - Cool site that allows you to pick a head angle then pull up a bunch of references for you to draw. Didgeridoo also found one for animals too and it's too good not to share.


Figuary 2021

What is it?

A month where people do figure drawing! It started as a self improvement event held by Love Life Drawing and Croquis Cafe in February to get people to practice figure drawing. You can post any figure drawings you did in February in here.

If you're not confident or hesitant to post your work know Figuary is *not* about comparing yourself to other people. It's about what you get out of it.


What do we do?

Draw some figures! That's it? Pretty much. LLD and CC will provide some structure for those who want to practice but you don't have to follow that if you don't want to. What you get out of it is up to you. Engage with it as much or as little as you want to. Share or don't. If you don't like the structure change it. If have something you want to practice then do that. It's all good.


Structure you say?

Every Tuesday and Thursday in February Kenzo from Love Life Drawing will post a tutorial to help improve some aspect of your figure drawing. Croquis Cafe will post (NSFW) videos with different poses on Vimeo every day during February for practicing your figure drawing skills.

Access to Croquis Cafe's figuary drawing videos are free for the month of February. Details to access Croquis Cafe are available at https://www.lovelifedrawing.com/figuary2021/

Figuary 2021 youtube playlist. First vid is in the spoilers!

Do I have to know figure drawing to participate?

Nope. If you've never drawn the figure, or haven't drawn much it's fine. Artists of all levels participate. It's about what you get out of it. It's not about comparing yourself to others so don't do that as tempting as it may be.


Can we share our stuff?

Sure! You can also share your frustrations or thoughts about how it's going if you like. If you find a good resource that might be helpful you can share that too. Just be mindful of forum rules and don't link to dodgy stuff.


Do we have to?

No! If you don't want to share you don't have to.


60 second poses are terrifying OMG!

Yeah I just had this exact experience. :) The Croquis cafe videos so far have had 60 second, 2 min and 5 min poses but we can do whatever we want. e.g. pause the video or use other references.

Kenzo has some very chill advice from past Figuaries for people like me who are new to figure drawing and/or are feart of short poses. Linked them both below. Before watching them I was flustered and confused when thinking about what to include or leave out. Or what lines to make. Or panicking about not having enough time to draw all the limbs. There were some omissions that caused me some panic that persisted between poses. These vids helped by giving me an idea of what someone with my experience would get out of them and how to approach it and slow down a bit.

How to do 1 minute poses:




Just 12 lines for short poses:



What is Love Life Drawing?

It's a youtube channel run by the very chill Kenzo and his mum Mayko. They focus on life drawing tutorials in a fairly relaxed laid back way. In the past they did figuary as more of a hints and tips everyday but this year has less videos to give people more breathing room.


What is Croquis Cafe?

It's a resource for artists that shares (NSFW) videos of models in various poses for people to use as references in life drawing. They used to be a free resource but the bandwidth use was a bit too high for their host Vimeo so they've taken it private. You can access the figuary videos for free by following the instructions here. Outside of figuary there's now a yearly fee.

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