Drawing & Illustrating Male Back Pose

Drawing & Illustrating Male Back Pose

Drawing & Illustrating Male Back Pose

In this lesson, you will learn how to draw and then illustrate a male back pose wearing a flannel shirt and khaki pants. We will teach you how to map the gesture of the pose and then how to draw and illustrate the details of hair, clothing, shoes and accessories. You will learn how to use your markers, pencils and other tools of the trade like the pros and then apply this knowledge to all of your future illustrations.

Module Description Step
1 Mapping Back Gesture 1-8
2 Developing Hair Shirt 1-7
3 Developing Pant 1-7
4 Rendering Hair 1-3
5 Rendering Shirt 1-8
6 Highlighting Shading Shirt 1-10
7 Rendering Pants 1-10
8 Rendering Boots 1-13


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•Part 1•


Step Description
1 The first step is to establish a 13 ½” (34.3cm) long plum line on the center of your 11” (27.9cm) x 17” (43.2cm) paper, using your graphite lead pencil. Place a mark at ½” (1.3cm) away from the top of the paper, then measure down 13 ½” (34.3cm) with your clear plastic ruler and place another mark. For this lesson, we will be using a stylized version of the 10-head equal proportion concept.
2 Map the position of head in the first head section. Draw the head as an elongated egg shape.
3A Draw the plum line down the center of the head to the crotch, which is positioned midway between the top and bottom plum line marks. Add a circle suggesting the right hip socket, then continue mapping the leg, indicating the knee midway between crotch and ankle. Continue the leg to the ankle.


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