Some time ago I was asked to give my advice for figure drawing, so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts. Hopefully, I’ll be able to provide something useful. To me, a drawing is much more different than a sketch. A sketch is a simple quick visual representation lasting only a few minutes. Its purpose is to work on gesture and recording information quickly, and for the most part, not an accurate depiction of the subject. That’s what I think a drawing should do. A detailed drawing will take anywhere from 3-12 hours depending on how detailed the drawing is. And will contain as much accurate detailed information as possible.
I will try to describe my process as best as possible while I show you images of one of my current drawings.
The ghostly image