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Figure study painting with light and form high contrast


Figure study painting with light and form high contrast (Chiaroscuro study).

Here another quick painting sketch figure or female anatomy study. I did the previous study Figure Study female form step by step about a week or two ago. This one is a bit different because it didn't focus on the form as much. It's more of creating a form according to the light source or painting from light study. If you notice the higher contrast (Chiaroscuro = light VS dark) within the form, the more interesting the painting become. High contrast lighting set up can create very high visual impact on the figure because your eyes are trying to figure out pieces of puzzle together.

Chiaroscuro itself is Italian, and roughly means, “light and dark.” It was first used to describe a type of drawing on medium-dark paper where the artist created both darker areas with ink and lighter areas with white paint.

Since I didn't record this session, you might be interested in Video tutorial on the similar painting study approach here. Go watch Digital painting female character red, digital painting tutorial sleeping beauty and this one is not that far off, but a bit cartoonist Drawing Tutorial Zombie ninja character

If you just start out studying figure, I would strongly advice you to go watch How to draw female body torso step by step (Easy lesson on how to draw and construct a body in the simple way for beginner.) and how to draw woman figure hip pelvis (This one I show the simple way to draw pelvis, butts, and legs). There are also figure in simple form using lines or what we called gestures figures video tutorial and learn how to draw woman proportion sheet.

And for head or face drawing tutorial go to How to draw man's head basic and Draw and render human head with different light sources. (This one is a little more challenging with different light source hit the face)
After all that you can go watch more advance stuff like Character Design Face Male Merchant Character, or Drawing Male Face Swordman and Learn how to draw and paint face. If you watch all these videos, I am sure you will learn something here and there and they will get you somewhere.

As for male figure drawing tutorial you can go watch Drawing body muscle torso anatomystep by step and video. Then Drawing arm muscles bicep tricep video is one of many readers favorite video. Enjoy the videos and hopefully you can get something good from them.

Female Figure study

Here are step by step figure study high contrast (Chiaroscuro study)
figure study, how to draw female body

Here is the final image of female figure study.
figure study, painting female body
I think this one turn out OK and I didn't really spend more than an hour struggle with my painting like I did with the last few piece.

Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Genius MousePen 6x8
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet

-Gimp (Free Download)
-Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Professional software)

*You can just use pencil, paper, markers on this one...just practice rendering.

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