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How to Draw Legs Tutorial

How to Draw Legs Tutorial

Drawing the human body can be quite challenging. Limbs such as legs seem deceptively simple but are in fact quite complicated. When it comes to getting legs in proportion with the rest of the body, it’s very tricky. Legs, in particular, are not too comfortable. The problems with drawing legs are made worse by inconsistencies. Male and female legs are very differently proportioned. Depending on body shape, legs are unique. The lack of similarities between different types of feet makes it a difficult topic. With proportional, realistic legs your drawings will be improved. This tutorial will help you to draw the two main types of human legs. These legs will look natural and are created using the favorite techniques of artists. By the way, visit how to get skinny legs site if you want to learn the best leg exercise program right now.

Female Legs

By following these instructions, you can draw realistic, proportionate legs that look impressive.

1. The proportions of women legs depend on the shape of the person you want to draw. For tall or thin people, sketch a length of four heads. This will make the legs proportionate but long. For short people, three to three and a half heads are appropriate. This will help you accurately depict a smaller stature.

2. Place a line in the middle of the head circles. This will be the knee.

3. Draw a circle on the knee line to represent the knee.

4. Above the knee, sketch a cylinder which is larger at the top. It should narrow towards the knee. You can adjust the size and shape depending on body type. This cylinder should take up just over 1/3 of the head circles.

5. Below the knee circle, draw a narrower cylinder. It should be slightly wider at the top and narrow towards the ankle. This will be the calf. You can adjust depending on the desired shape.

6. Erase the head circles. The knee circle, thigh cylinder, and calf cylinder should remain.

7. With a smooth outline, join the components of the leg together.

8. Add lines near the knee to represent muscles and folds of the skin.

9. Add feet at the end of the legs.

10. Shade the leg as desired for 3D effect.

 

Male Legs

These instructions will help you to understand the difference. Female legs are thinner and less muscled, while male legs are longer.

1. Again, proportions depend on the body type. Ectomorphs require about four to four and a half head lengths. These legs will be long and skinny. Bulkier people need anywhere from three to four head lengths. The smaller stature will be depicted, and muscle ca be added.

2. Sketch a line slightly towards the top half of the head circles.

3. Make a circle on this line to form the knee.

4. Sketch a rectangle which narrows towards the knee. You can adjust the size and shape depending on body type. This should take up almost half of the head circles.

5. Below the knee circle, draw a narrower rectangle. Depending on the amount of muscle required, it could narrow dramatically. The calf should bulge more than female legs.

6. Erase the head circles. The knee circle, thigh and calf shapes should remain.

7. Join the leg together with an outline. Add muscle as needed.

8. Add feet at the end of the legs.

9. Shade the leg as desired for 3D effect.

How to Turn Your Children’s Scribbles into Art

How to Turn Your Children’s Scribbles into Art

We all know the feeling.

The sense of paper crinkling between our hands as a child shows us their latest masterpiece. The feeling of happiness when we tell them, it looks fantastic, and their face lights up with a million-watt smile. The feeling of fondness as they turn away to begin another one, putting marker to paper and letting their imaginations and hands go wild.

It seems a shame to let all that creativity go to waste, no?

Well, maybe it doesn’t have to.

They spent all that time and effort on it, so why should it go to waste? Sure, maybe you don’t want an abstract scribble on your wall right at that moment, but it’ll probably come into style eventually. And until then, whenever your child hands you one of these works of art they’ve spent so much time and effort on, save it.

Put them in a pile, put that pile in a box, and put that box under your bed.

And then wait.

Hang on a week for them to forget about it. Hold on a week for more to come your way. Hold on a week, if you aren’t artistically inclined yourself, to find somebody who can draw.

And then remind them.

Take out the box, take out the drawings, and ask your child if you can add on to them. Always, always, always ask, because to a child, something they made is sacrosanct.

If they say no, put them back in the box and put the box back under your bed. Keep adding to it, add more boxes if you need, but save every single drawing that your child ever puts into your hands. Pick up the ones they leave lying around and put those away too. Put everything in that box under your bed, and wait some more.

It might take weeks, months, or maybe even years. Every so often, make the drawings back out and remind them once more, and then ask again if you can add onto them.

Always, always, always ask.

Eventually, they’ll say yes. They’ll get better at drawing and think what they’ve already drawn isn’t good enough to care about anymore, or they just won’t remember drawing that particular scrawl even if you remind them.

When that answer changes to yes, or if they say yes in the first place, then it’s time to act.

Pull together all the drawings that they stated that they wouldn’t miss and start the process of turning those mere scribbles into something a lot more elegant. From their base picture, take inspiration: ink or paint the lines into permanency, and then paint a watercolor over the top to coax an owl out of hiding. Cut off the excess paper and paste them into one great drawing, jagged lines matched to curving ones, before effecting a landscape into existence.

Make sure to always leave a bit of the original lines your child drew on display, though, so when they’ve grown up ten or twenty years, you can point it out to them and truthfully say, “That’s half yours.”

Take their work with their permission and blessing and add a bit of your color to it, but never forget that their lines are what inspired that color in you.

Too often do we dismiss the imagination and wild abandon of children as something to be ignored. It’s only wild scribbles, after all, so it can’t be that valuable or important, right?

Wrong.

The imagination and disregard for the structured ‘rules of art’ that children display are two of the qualities that many people are most envious of. Children don’t draw or paint to evoke emotion, or to get a grade, or to get a message out to the masses that may one day see their work of art.

Children draw and paint because it’s fun. They do it because they take joy from seeing color appear to blot out the blankness of the page, and their work soaks up that joy and fun and radiates it back out at us.

It might look like scribbles or arbitrary lines to some people, but I’ve noticed that it only seems that to people who don’t think children have artistic ideas, opinions, or questions.

And if they continue to think like that, that’s all it’ll ever be. Some of our friends dream of being pregnant for so long. Finally, my sister discovered Pregnancy Approach and asked me to tell you. Read this Pregnancy Approach review to learn more. Happy Scribbling!