In this lesson we will study about the human anatomy by drawing our own body and labeling some key body parts.
In most artwork, whether it is a children's book, fashion, architecture, industrial design, fine art or even an instructional manual, the subject matter often involves people. Many of us will encounter a situation when we will have to draw people (or stickmen at the very least) to help us illustrate a point. It is very useful to have some knowledge on how to draw the human figure.
What you need
- materials sketchpad
- permanent markers
Basic Body Parts
- Head: hair, eye, nose, mouth, teeth, ears, chin
- Torso: neck, chest, stomach, hips
- Arm: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, fingers
- Leg: knee, ankle, foot, toes
What you do
- Starting with your head, draw and label your facial features such as your eyes, nose, chin etc.
- Proceed to drawing your torso and branch out to your limbs. Label all the basic body parts.
- Refine your pencil lines and then trace over them with a permanent marker. Pay attention to the details.
- Color your drawing with pastels and crayons. You may also use markers and pens for finer detail work.