Drawing Male Contrapposto Pose
In this beginner lesson, you will learn how to draw a male contrapposto pose. We will teach you how to map the figure with what is known in the industry as a 10-head proportion. You will learn body proportion, how to draw the ‘S’ curve of the body in motion and all about muscle placement. The end result is a contrapposto pose that will add an interesting dynamic to your menswear designs.
|1||Planning the Front||1-2|
|2||Mapping the Front||1-17|
|3||Front Body Development||1-14|
MODULE 1 • PLANNING THE FRONT
|1||Begin, by drawing the plum line or center line down the center of the paper at 1/4” (6mm) away from top and bottom of the page. You can use your ruler or in this case, by eye.|
|2A||We will be drawing what is known as a 10-head proportion, so begin, by placing a mark midway on the plum line.|
|2B||Starting at the top of the page, section off 5 heads to the midway point and another 5 heads below the midway point, for a total of 10 equal sections or heads. The top is head one and the lowest head ten.|
|2C||You could use a ruler to divide the figure into ten heads or to double check free-hand measurements, but it is much better if you can train your eye to be able to see the divisions and proportions.|
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