I thought I’d share with you my favorite tool for figure drawing. It’s that little measuring thing. I don’t know what it’s called. I find a part of the figure, like her head, and measure it and then scale everything to it. I fought with this gals left arm because I didn’t measure it quite right and then after it was painted her arm was about a half inch too short and then I fixed it. I don’t worry to much about if the face looks like the person when I first draw it. Here she is finished.
Here’s another. This one was fun because I took images from several different pictures and moved them around in space. There’s one girl in there twice. She’s standing next to herself (the figure in the front with her back to us and the smaller one showing her profile)
I used a grid to do this one. It’s big and it was before I used the tool. Grids work great too.
This is a terrible picture of another beach figure painting, I’m not sure why I don’t have a better image. This one I also did with a grid. It’s big too but the figures are smallish.