Figure Drawing and Painting Tutorials

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All of the tutorials featured here are focused on some aspect of figure drawing/painting.  If you are looking for tutorials on portraiture, check this page. The media and technique may vary so the approach may be different in each demonstration.

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How to Draw a Realistic HandHow to Draw Hands
Learn how easy it can be to draw hands in this free drawing tutorial. (2 videos)
drawing hands-drawing lessonsDrawing Hands- 12 Drawings of Hands in 3 Minutes
This video demonstration shows you how to draw hands quickly and easily.
Free DRawing Lesson- ForeshorteningForeshortening- How to Draw the Figure in Perspective
Learn how to draw the figure in perspective in this drawing lesson.
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How to Draw a seated FigureHow to Draw a Seated Figure - Full Length Video (1:10:56)
Learn the steps to drawing a seated figure in this recorded live lesson.
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Draw Muscle Tone in the Arms and BackHow to Draw Muscle Tone in the Arms and Back - Full Length Video (1:01:56)
Learn how to manipulate value to create the illusion of muscles in the arms and back in this recorded live lesson.
Free Drawing Lessons- Gesture DrawingFigure Drawing, Gesture Drawing
Learn how to draw a figure quickly and with correct proportions in this free drawing lesson video.
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How to draw peopleThe Secrets to Drawing- How to Draw The Human Figure
Learn a simple four step approach to drawing the human figure in this module from "The Secrets to Drawing" video course - Part 26 "Basic Figure Drawing".
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How to draw people lying downThe Secrets to Drawing- Foreshortening
Learn how to draw the human figure in perspective in this module from "The Secrets to Drawing" video course - Part 27 "Foreshortening".
How to draw a person standingHow to Draw a Person (Standing)
Learn how to draw a person standing in this free video art lesson.
How to Draw a Person Sitting DownHow to Draw a Person - Sitting Down
Learn how to draw a person sitting down in this free video art lesson.
How to draw a person RunningHow to Draw a Person - Running
Learn how to draw a person running in this free video art lesson.
How to draw a person lying downHow to Draw a Person - Lying Down
Learn how to draw a person lying down in this free video art lesson.
How to draw crossed armsHow to Draw Crossed Arms
Learn how to draw crossed arms in this video tutorial.
how-to-draw-feetHow to Draw Feet
Learn how to draw feet in this ultimate guide that includes images and two video demonstrations.
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How to Draw Feet with ShapesHow to Draw Feet - Full Length Video (58:23)
Learn how to draw feet from several different angles in this full length video tutorial. 
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Draw Hands Full VideoHow to Draw Hands From Different Angles- Full Length Video (1:04:38)
Learn how to draw hands from different angles using basic shapes and value in this full length video recorded form a live lesson.
How to draw clothingHow to Draw Clothing
Learn how to draw clothing in this free video tutorial.
Watercolor-and-Pen-and-InkWatercolor and Pen and Ink Sketch
Learn how to combine Watercolor and Pen and ink to create loose sketches in this video drawing lesson
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Oil Painting Master Series - Underpainting
Learn how to sketch figures quickly with oils in this module from "Oil Painting Master Series".

 

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