To Draw Nudes
from photos is easiest when your sketch paper and reference
photograph are of equal size. This greatly reduces the opportunity
for overall figure distortion. Nowadays, it is very easy to
resize digital photographs or print them to the size desired.
sheet of plain white card stock underneath your drawing hand
not only helps prevent smudging, but can it also be used as
a ruler to establish accurate distances by laying it across
your photograph and marking the edge. Tracing 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. Hard to believe, but true.
softly and any mistakes made can be easily erased. If you
obsess about making mistakes, your drawing hand will become
overly rigid and as the pressure of the pencil tip against
the paper increases, lines and shadings will become more difficult
to erase. You have to take it for granted that each and every
drawing will be completed without having to start over from
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
minute, especially after investing several hours of labor.
If the face does not turn out to your liking better for this
to happen before too much time and effort is invested.
sure your sketch paper is clean of debris and then 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, but will allow you
to make necessary additions. If you have difficulty obtaining
this product, Krylon Crystal Clear Satin will suffice and
should only be used when artwork is completely finished.
the above advice time practice and patience - you'll be able
to recreate in pencil anything using a photograph as a reference
within 2 to 4 hours. For those of you who have a deep fascination
and true admiration of the female figure, you won't have to
waste anymore of your time Googling for gimmicky step by step
techniques or useless YouTube
videos that don't even feature a woman topless or completely
younger girls as models for drawing, painting, etc. over older
women by no means implies that they are more sexy, attractive
or desirable. Nor are they more pretty or beautiful because
of their youth. Drawing practice involving natural feminine
or girlish figures will only help you become a better female
figure artist. The youngest a teen model can be in order to
legally pose nude without clothing in the United States is
are the most important pieces of advice I can give you.
what you see with your eyes and avoid drawing what you "think"
you should be drawing. Do not improvise. Rely on the details
in your reference photo rather than notions in your mind.
Everyone knows what a nipple looks like, but all nipples are
not identical and they appear differently from different angles.
This is the difference between drawing the unique female model
in your reference and generic looking ladies usually result
from most step by step drawing tutorials.
subjects that you enjoy looking at. Once again, avoid drawing
what you "think" you should be drawing. If you are
going to be staring at a reference photo on and off for several
hours, it should be a subject you like to look at. If you
like to look at Asian women, then draw Asian women. Don't
draw women of different races and ethnicities for the sake
of political correctness.
goes with age. If you like to look at young nude models of
legal age who could pass for anywhere from fifteen to twenty-one
years old, then draw them. Don't draw older women because
you don't want to be perceived as shallow or a pervert by
members of the female sex. Bending to the expectations of
others is being shallow. Being sexually attracted to young
girls because they look or are underage is perverted. Drawing
a 1:1 likeness of a naked person of any age to the best of
your ability is neither shallow or perverted.
because these models are of legal age to pose naked, any worries
you have of someone accusing you of creating child porn are
unsubstantiated. There are fifteen year olds that look twenty-one.
There are twenty-one year olds that look like they are fifteen.
As long as the young lady in your reference photo is eighteen
or older, your photo is essentially your proof of age. This
is totally aside from your accuser being an idiot for thinking
he or she can tell exact age just by looking at a model's
the middle of this page is a list of membership websites featuring
hundreds upon hundreds of young naked models and having photo
documentation of their driver's licenses, IDs, etc as proof
of legal age. If you are just downloading and printing random
photos off the Internets that can't be traced back to a membership
site with said documentation, then you yourself don't know
the age of your subject. Don't assume the model is eighteen
or older just because you found the photo on the Internets
during a Google,
not concern yourself with trying to create photorealistic
drawings. These are usually done on oversized canvasses
for the purpose of being viewed from a distance or on computer
screens after digital miniaturization. These 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! If your intent is
to create lifelike images, then become a photographer. If
you enjoy creating sketches that actually look like pencil
drawings in under 5 hours, you have a healthy and productive
hobby. Should any of those drawings turn out to be photorealistic
I would consider you a talented artist.
is a very popular and convenient place to show off your art,
receive criticism and feedback and even advertise that your
sketches are for sale. While you are allowed to pin nude art
and some artistic nude photos, Pinterest
has a strict policy prohibiting the pinning of sexually explicit
or pornographic photos.