Bending & Twisting Figures

When people are involved in something active, they bend and twist their bodies. You should be able to render these movements in your drawings. Clothing helps convey the appearance of a twisting body because the folds form into a twisting design.

When drawing figures in a twisting motion, use what you’ve already learned about shading folds, but keep in mind that folds on a twisting body will be tighter than folds on a person in a still pose.

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Don’t forget that you can make terrific drawings from photographs too.

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