Figure Drawing Ups Your Skill
Drawing the live human figure has been practiced for centuries to increase the skills of artists, including honing the ability to see correctly, the ability to create the illusion of form on a flat surface, the ability to understand human anatomy, as well as becoming more competent in using a variety of drawing implements – charcoals, pens and pencils. If you save all of your figure drawings, year after year, you’ll be able to compare earlier work with what you’re doing now, allowing you to see the progress you have made as an artist!
Many artists believe that drawing and painting the human figure is more challenging that any other subject. It’s also commonly understood that more you do figure drawings, the better you will become as an artist in general. You can check meetup.com or your local college or recreation center to find uninstructed figure drawing groups, or look for classes. You can never do too much figure drawing!