There is no one way of drawing people. Every one has their own style, technique and way of seeing.
I am taking an online class at the Sketchbook Skool called People Drawing People to develop my skills. After that I can think about “style”.
The five week course features seven instructors, five of the demonstrating their ways of drawing people this week.
Week 1 focused on the basics: proportions, body language and posture. I drew the same models from video as the teachers and tried to copy their various styles.
This is my Carlos Aponte style interpretation. He looks at shapes using a fat grey marker to block out his subject then refines it with a thin black marker.
This my Felix Scheinberger style interpretation. He says details are not important and proportions are. He scribbles the shape with a light color of colored pencil and then draws his subject with a technical pen.
Felix Scheinberger is a German artist, illustrator, author and teacher. He’s written lots of best-selling books on drawing and watercoloring. Find his books and art on his website, and check out his Instagram.
This my Jason Das style interpretation. He measures before he starts marking out the top and bottom so that he fits the entire model and starts drawing lightly in the middle with a pencil.
Jason Das is a comic book artist and teacher at The New School and the former president of the worldwide Urban Sketchers. Find out more about him on his website and follow his sketch adventures on Instagram.
This is my Vin Ganapathy style interpretation. He starts with the head and uses a fine liner.
Vin Ganapathy is an Illustrator, specializing in portraits. He has a website with a lot of inspiring drawings too.
This is my Koosje Korne style interpretation. She maps out top, feet and middle of the model on her page and starts her drawing with the shoulder. She draws with a soft brush pen.
Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, is an avid sketcher and hosts the weekly YouTube series Draw Tip Tuesday. See more about Koosje on her website and see what she is up to on her Instagram.
These next three are my drawings of other video models from the class.
The other two artist teaching People Drawing People did not demo this week.
Danny Gregory is the author of a lot of best-selling books on creativity and drawing and he is also one of the co-founders of Sketchbook Skool. You can learn more about his work at dannygregory.com and dannygregorysblog.com.