from photos is easiest when your sketch paper and reference
photograph are of equal size. This greatly reduces overall
figure distortion. Nowadays it is easy to print custom sized
photos from your computer or laptop. You can even print
screen captures from paused HD videos or DVDS.
sheet of plain white card stock underneath your drawing
hand not only helps prevent smudging, but can also be used
as a ruler to establish accurate distances. Just lay it
across your photograph and mark the edge with your drawing
photographs will cause your ladies to appear generic or
even cartoonish as the subtle curves of their figures are
overlooked. Using card stock as a ruler will always produce
a more precise drawing than tracing.
softly and any mistakes made can be easily erased. When
you obsess about making mistakes, your drawing hand becomes
rigid. As the pressure of the pencil tip against the paper
increases, lines and shadings become more difficult to erase.
Just relax and take it for granted your drawing will be
completed without having to start over from scratch.
I do suggest drawing faces to a point that you are satisfied
before moving on to the rest of the body. Faces often require
the most detail that you don't want to put off until the
last moment. If the face does not turn out to your liking,
better for this to happen before too much time and effort
sure your sketch paper is clean of debris. Spray the finished
artwork with a few light coats of Krylon Workable Fixatif
to prevent future smudgings or deteriorations. This product
will prevent you from erasing, yet allow you to make necessary
you have difficulty obtaining this product, Krylon Crystal
Clear Satin will suffice, but should only be used when artwork
is completely finished. Once spray coated, you will NOT
be able to make alterations.
the above advice, practice and patience - you'll be able
to draw realistic female bodies topless or completely undressed.
The four example sketches I provided would be more detailed
had I done them on 11 X 14 inch or larger paper and would
appear even more realistic on your PC, smartphone or tablet.
examples were done on 8.5 X 11 inch paper from a sketchbook
I purchased at Wal-Mart for less than $9. I used ordinary
writing pencils manufactured by The Write Dudes
that cost 10 cents each. You do not need fancy and expensive
of my drawings are done with the sketchbook in my lap as
I sit next to my wife on the sofa while the television is
here are the most important pieces of advice I can give
what you see with your eyes. Avoid drawing what you think
you should be drawing. Do not improvise. Rely on the exact
details in your photo rather than vague notions in your
mind. This is the difference between drawing the unique
female model in a photo and generic looking ladies that
usually result from most gimmicky step by step tutorials.
will be staring at your reference photo for hours, then
looking at your finished artwork for a lifetime. So draw
what is pleasing to your eyes by sketching subjects that
you enjoy looking at. Little petite ladies, full figured
girls, flat chested, larged breasted, blondes, brunettes,
redheads - whatever you like.
not draw females of different races, shapes and ages for
the sake of political correctness or out of fear of being
perceived as shallow or perverted. Bending to the expectations
of others is being shallow. If your model preference is
college age girls in their late teens to early twenties,
then draw them. Drawing a 1:1 likeness of a human body at
any age to the best of your ability is not perverted.
sexually attracted to young ladies because they look underage
IS perverted. If you find yourself enamored with models
sporting braces and pigtails or frequently visit websites
that market young ladies as teenies, then you should
seriously consider having a psychological intervention.
not concern yourself with trying to create photorealistic
drawings, which are usually done on oversized canvasses.
You may have stumbled upon these while browsing Tumblr blogs
or Pinterest boards. Such optical illusions usually require
anywhere from 10 to 50 hours of labor, some of which are
even painstakingly plotted out on graph paper to ensure
that every detail is to scale.
your intent is to create lifelike images, it would be easier
to become a photographer. If you enjoy creating drawings
that actually look somewhat realistic in under 5 hours,
you have a healthy hobby. Should any of those drawings turn
out to be photorealistic, I would then consider you to be
a talented artist.
above is all you really need to know about drawing. Attending
art classes, sketching life drawing models live
in person or anatomy studies are not necessary. Anyone can
draw. The key to successful drawing is simply knowing what
to avoid doing while you are drawing.
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