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 pencil.
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. You have
to 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 is invested.
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 additions.
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 art
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 on.
here are the most important pieces of advice I can give you.
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
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 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.
if you are like me and find traditional academic style poses
boring, then check out the female model photography sites
and sample galleries listed on this page. I only recommend
sites that are female friendly and respectful of women. All
the girls modeling on these sites are ages 18+ and of legal
age to be posing without their clothes on, with documentation
to prove it.
I could only recommend one photography site to subscribe to,
it would be this.