Children learn to draw by copying, just as they learn to speak or write.

Since the drawings represent the child’s experience in the world, it is natural that they take a long time to make realistic drawings.

When the child has acquired good control of his fine motor skills, he will be ready to draw realistic figures and shapes and to create complex images. Then he will express this desire to draw differently and be prepared to develop these new skills.

1. Drawing the Head

The first step that you need to master to draw a person is illustrating the human head’s structure. For this, you will work on the simple steps below:

  • Draw a Rectangle

A simple step that involves drawing four edges with the pencil on the paper until it forms a rectangle.

  • Divide the Rectangle

With the rectangle done, divide it into three and a half parts, horizontally. The next step is to draw a straight, vertical line, dividing the rectangle into two parts.

  • Draw a Circle and a Half Oval Circle

Note that when you finish the basic steps above, you will have a “structure” prepared to develop the rest of the drawing. However, it is necessary to divide the rectangle into twelve equal parts to continue the details of the eyes, ears, mouth, and nose.

Ready! Its structure is prepared to draw a person, and now it can receive all the details of the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, and others. Make light lines in this step, as it will be erased in the future.

2. Drawing of the Body Figure

The next step is on distributing the focus to other parts of the body. It’s about how to sketch a sketch, with light and scribbled lines, of a person. For this step, you will use the drawing of “ovoids” and “cylinders.”

  • The Female Body

The female body has a downward stretch. In the male body, we have the opposite process.

The essential construction stage of the human figure is not complicated. It consists of just elaborating a schematic of the dolls in a simplified way, using ovoids to illustrate the head and thorax, and cylinders for the upper and lower limbs.

  • Use Body Expression Techniques

Body expressions are indispensable tools for people’s drawings. You can represent the mood of the figures from the illustration of a posture. In this stage, analyze the different forms of body expressions that a person has, such as fear, sensuality, exaggerated laughter, and concern.

How to Draw a Person for Beginners

  • Check on your Art of Style: There are no two people who possess the same style of art. For beginners, there’s a duration of drawing like other people. This is the best way to learn. Ensure you mirror other artists’ style of drawing as this will help you practice drawing.
  • Think of Face Proportions: Ensure a person’s eye is not based on their forehead will help you successfully draw an image that you want. Make sure you learn the relationship between the real facial features leads to more realistic drawings.
  • Begin with Basic Poses: To perfectly draw a person, you must learn how to recreate his or her body poses. You will successfully draw a person standing than drawing them while in a complex pause action.
  • Do the body sketching poses before you begin the drawing task: Doing this familiarizes you with drawing people in different postures
  • Finally, analyze where their shadow will land.

However, drawing people looks scary and with any artistic work there’s always a learning period. Never be discouraged and keep on practicing.