Woman drawing on a workbench

by Khrononaut, February 11th 2022 © 2022 Khrononaut

Done as part of a 1 hour class.

My current goal is: Better understand human anatomy, so I can render imagined poses


I can see that you want to practice and improve and your line says that you draw a lot but in the example above you were too focused on getting to the end and didn't pay enough attention to proportions and structure. This is made expecially obvious around the neck area where you tried to render but couldn't understand the structructure underneath the neck, also the whole head although has features is too small compared to the body. Our drawings are only as strong as our understanding, so by not understanding what is going on underneath the surface, and not treating the model as 3d object in space you can only copy what you see.

I made a quick draw over to highlight some of the things I talked about. Remember to pay attention first to the gesture ( what is the model doing how is the weight of the model distribuited), proportions ( how big are the parts of the model compared to the other parts, for example how big is the head compared to the arms or the height of the figure, and here comes to mind the 1/7,5 or 1/8 heads in the figure, then perspective and structure. Structure can only be achived by understanding more about the structures that compose the body, like bones muscles and such.

This whole 1 - gesture, 2- proportions, 3- structure and 4 -perspective will turn your drawings from a flat line on the paper to a 3d representation.

This principles are true to anything you study. I wish you good luck on your artist journey!


I like the shadows with which you worked the model. The perspective is great. Congratulations!

Polyvios Animations

Good evening, Khrononaut, I'm Polyvios Animations, how are you? Greatest job on your human anatomy, and broad but subtle forces and rhythms of the nude human figure. I'm getting the tiniest problem. The proportions and angles don't have the stongest enough burlesque. Would you like to free up your dominant and non-dominant hands with 1 hour 30 minutes of 2 minute blind contour drawings in 5 days?

The reason is, as a result, your observations and caricatures will become the strongest and frees-est in spontaneity and rawness over slickness. For more details, look at some YouTube tutorials by Proko and many, many more. Good night, and I hope these help, support, and encourage you very so much.


Think about dropping the shoulders and facial features down, widen neck and enlarge hand size. Nice proportions on the body - just need head to match! The height of the torso should equal 2.5 heads. Hope that helps! Nice job!


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