IMG-Figure 8

by Tx Williep, August 11th 2020 © 2020 Tx Williep

Done as part of a practice session with poses of 10 minutes in length.

My current goal is: Improve at correctly capturing the overall proportions of the human form


You've got a serious style here. It's really cool to look at. I love your heavy lines and hatching, and there is a great sense perspective.

Just make sure you're drawing a solid construction before you start adding in the details. Start with the basic shapes and forms, and add in the details later, so your propotions are solid first, before you start working on the contours of the musculature or the limbs.

Tx Williep

Thank you for your critique (You were up early) I do not start withdrawing small shapes. I start with the location of the various parts & their relationship to each other. Establishing these relationships is very, the most important to me The figure was seen in perspective; consequently, I normally may exaggerate this. I did this with this figure. My experience in life drawing sessions has shown me you can not sit there with your elbow in your ear. You have to get with it. This is particularly true if the time is 1", 2" and even 5". This is where I come from in the last 6+ years (5000+ drawings). Longer sessions are also done in this manner. If I was just starting out, I would say you are correct.

Again, thank you for taking the time to critique my drawing.


The overall proportions look very believable. Foreshortening is hard! I think the thigh on your right looks smaller than the left thigh, and the face looks a little distorted-- can you really see that much cheek on the left?

Tx Williep

Thank you for your critique of my drawing. Foreshortening on the right distorts things. The face is leaning back, so you would have distortion. On the left side, things are distorted by foreshortening. I will also distort things, i.e., the right foot.

Again, I thank you for your critique.

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