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with Suhita Shirodkar
Online Class

Figure Sketching Made Simple

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Start sketching figures quickly and confidently with video lessons from Urban Sketchers correspondent and instructor Suhita Shirodkar. She'll start by introducing you to "verb" drawing and line-of-action techniques, as well as how to apply these methods to drawing figures from a variety of angles. Take your on-location sketching skills further with expert tips for capturing figures on the go and situating your subjects in space. Ready to add an element of storytelling to your work? Find out how as you sketch subjects in a variety of dynamic poses and add key details to your visual narrative. With these fundamentals covered, Suhita will help you capture lines of connection in your sketches, such as a figure reaching to grasp a piece of fruit. Plus, discover how to plan a complete composition, use watercolor to highlight your work's focal point and more.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h51m

Included in this Class

1. Drawing Verbs

1. Drawing Verbs

Meet Suhita Shirodkar and begin to improve your figure sketching by loosening up and drawing more freely. As you sketch, you'll discover "verb" drawing and line-of-action techniques that will help you capture figures that are full of life.

2. People in Motion

2. People in Motion

Put the verb drawing and line-of-action skills you've learned to use as you sketch figures in motion. You'll learn tips for capturing figures on the move from a variety of different angles. Suhita will also show you how to create quick gesture drawings of heads and faces.

3. Looking for Shapes

3. Looking for Shapes

Enhance your figure-drawing skills as you observe the shapes that are formed by a body's posture and movements. Next, discover how observing and sketching these shapes can improve your ability to situate your figures in space and capture figures in motion.

Recommended with this class

  • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser