From the subtleties of emotion conveyed by facial expressions to the limitless number of shapes the human form can take, people are some of the most captivating subjects to draw. Knowing how to capture a human likeness also gives you the confidence to explore a wider range of subjects and compositions in your drawing adventures. In the following pages, you’ll learn the basic principles of drawing figures, from finding the proper proportions to sketching profiles and studying the movements of the human body. You’ll also learn how to apply simple shading techniques that will bring life to all of your portraits!
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