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Figure Quick Sketch – Torso Study

Figure Quick Sketch – Torso Study
This tutorial is an introduction to figure quick sketch drawing. Quick sketch is a name for short, gestural drawing from life or figure model. The poses can generally range from 1-5 minutes. Topics covered will be the fundamentals of gesture drawing, laying-in the figure and an introduction to the Reilly Method. Figure quick sketch is a key fundamental skill in creating effective drawings so let’s get right into it. The approach to Reilly Method I use is a synthesis of three teachers: 1. Step 1: Capture the ribcage The torso is the largest mass of the body and the ribcage is the largest mass of the torso. The important points to look for are the landmarks (seen as pink dots in Fig. 1 above). The numbers in the drawing represent the stroke order. Step 2: Abdomen Once we’ve established the ribcage we can then capture the shape of the abdomen. Step 3: Hips The last segment of the torso are the hips. Step 4: Centerline Step 5: Anatomy Step 6: Separate light and dark Step 7: Adding tone 1. 2.

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