Female Frontal Pose Front & Back - University of Fashion

Female Frontal Pose Front & Back

Female Frontal Pose Front & Back

In this lesson, you will learn how to draw the female frontal pose, front and back, also know in the industry as a 10 head female croquis.

We will teach you how to pencil in the plum line and then divide that line into 10 equal sections called “heads”.  Beginning with the first section, you will learn how to map out the head and then the rest of the body. Once you have finished mapping the body in pencil, you can move to marker to draw in the head and the body. We will teach you how to draw without a ruler so that your sketch looks more natural. You will create the back view with the same 10 head proportion making sure that your back shoulder, waist and hipline are at the same level as your front pose.

You will finish up the drawing by adding all of the necessary back details for a finished looking sketch.

Module Description Step
1 Planning the Front 1-3
2 Mapping the Front 1-17
3 Front Body Development 1-20
4 Planning the Back 1-1
5 Mapping the Back 1-15
6 Back Body Development 1-15
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Step Description
1 The first thing you need to do is to establish your center or plum line on the page. Draw this line either with your ruler or, in my case, by eye. Leave 1/4 “ on the top and bottom of the page.
2 Divide that line in half and place a mark. This marks the centerline.
3 We will be drawing what is called a 10 headed proportion, so you will divide your line into 10 equal sections. I have numbered them 1, 2, 3. 4. 5 and I’ll do the same thing on the bottom 6, 7, 8, 9. 10.


Step Description
1 Begin by drawing the head in the 1st head section, as an upside down egg shape, symmetric on the plum line. Your figure’s head should not be too round or too linear. If you are not satisfied with our first head shape, don’t take your pencil off the page, just continue around using your old line as your guide, until you get a symmetric head shape.

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