How to draw a man and his head in stages
Drawing is a fascinating activity. Even if special abilities are not observed, this is not at all a reason not to engage in creativity. In addition, it has long been proven that it perfectly calms the nervous system and allows at least temporarily forget about the problems. You can paint anything you like, although every artist prefers a certain genre, whether it's still life, landscape, everyday scene or portrait. Today we will talk about the latter, and tell you how to draw a person correctly.
Of course, professionals recommend startingto draw from life, but, as practice shows, photos of people can also be used if the living models are not yet formed. So, before you start, prepare a workplace: install a tablet (not an electronic one, but a plain board or other smooth and hard surface) with a sheet of paper attached to it in a vertical position. If you draw by placing a sheet on the table, the angle of your view will be distorted, and when you look directly at the resulting drawing you will see a lot of defects.
Next, you will need a simple pencil and eraser. After you choose the character you want to portray, you can proceed with the following recommendations:
- How to draw a person in the first stage? He suggests finding the proportions of his body. Remember that the head of an adult takes one seventh of his height. Therefore, start building a figure from the usual vertical center line, which is divided into seven equal parts, making marks. Let us consider in more detail each of the parts starting from the top. So, the uppermost line on the line is the head. Mark it with an oval. The second segment - the chest, the third - the waist, the fourth - the hips, the fifth and the half of the sixth segment - the leg to the knee, and all that is left is the leg below the knee. Now, based on this, you can sketch the overall silhouette of the figure, taking into account its features. Remember that the female and male figures differ in their structure. Draw first schematically, using simple shapes - ovals or rectangles. And do not forget about the hands: their length reaches the middle of the thigh, and the elbows are at the level of the upper part of the pelvis.
- How to draw a person in the second stage? You can already proceed to the general drawing of the figure. Thin lines draw the shoulders and hands (fingers can be left for later), then the torso and legs. Try to keep the lines smooth and repeat the silhouette of the chosen model.
- How to draw a person in the third stage? The work is already in the detailed drawing and giving the figure a volume. Here you can already depict facial features, fingers, hair, clothing elements. When the silhouette is ready, proceed to the shading. Identify the darkest and lightest parts of the figure. Where there are shadows, you should hatch more densely, preferably, with a soft pencil. Where the light falls, the stroke becomes thin and barely noticeable. Try to catch these chiaroscuro. To do this, it is enough to screw up your eyes and slightly defocus your eyes, looking at the model. With the help of this technique, you will see the darkest "spots", and medium tones, and the brightest.
Separately it is worth mentioning how to drawhead. It is the same as the figure, it is necessary to build, so that the facial features were symmetrical and proportional. To do this, draw an ellipse, but slightly similar to an egg (pointed side down) and divide it into 4 equal parts using the horizontal and vertical axes. The lower part of the future face again split in half a horizontal line. Mark the eyes: the upper line must pass through their corners. The distance between the eyes is equal to the size of the eye in width. Also from the top line begins the nose. The lower axis shows where the nose should end. The line of lips passes approximately at a distance equal to half the length of the nose. The upper edge of the ear is on the same axis as the eyebrow (it can be carried over the eyes), and the lobe is at the same level as the base of the nose, that is, on the second horizontal line. Now that the basics are done, you can draw the facial features and give it volume with the help of shading.
Now you have an idea of howto draw a man and a head, but I would like to make a small remark about hatching: never rub it with fingers or paper, for it is fundamentally wrong. Learn the technique of finishing, and you will succeed.