Recently I designated a sketchbook solely for figure sketching! Quick drawings of nude models ranging from 1 minute poses to 8 minute poses. It’s obviously a great exercise in observation, studying the human form and capturing the essential, but also since the poses are so quick it’s also a great thing to do when you have very little time!

Not everybody can pay for live model sessions or have someone who volunteers to pose for them (including me!), but the Internet has the next best thing, “live” model videos! You can find different ones on youtube but croquis cafe is my favourite one for the amount of videos and diversity of models they have, here’s a link if you’re interested in checking it out:¬†https://www.youtube.com/user/onairvideo/videos

One thing I’ve also been doing with this figure drawing sketchbook is trying out different materials for sketching, here are some pages I’ve filled in my sketchbook so far!

 

Pencil sketches – Female model

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Brush pen sketches – Male model

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Brush pen sketches – Female model

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Pen sketches – Female model

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Brush pen sketches – Male model

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Watercolor sketches – Female model

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