DRAWING MEN


Tombow Pens with color "cube body" underdrawing

It is difficult to switch back and forth between drawing men and drawing women and not have the drawings look androgynous.  I find the easiest way to do it is to start off by going to the opposite extreme in order to get into the mode of it and then simplify the stylization.  So to start drawing men, I have students start by drawing super hero body types….THINK POWER.

    • Wide shoulders
    • narrow hips
    • muscular upper body
    • thick neck
    • square head
    • more exaggerated muscle development

Quick gesture drawings from a model

    I also draw in totally straight lines in order to get away from the romantic curvilinear form of drawing women.  
    Focusing on CUBE drawings also helps that STRAIGHT LINE type of drawing.  Here are some class demonstrations. 
    I posted these drawings to help my students in my class at Disney Consumer Products.

I am adding more menswear drawings to my new e-book due out in August – DRAWING FASHION: THE BODY

 

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About Justine Limpus Parish

Associate Professor - Art Center College of Design apparel design - Product Design Dept. costume design - Entertainment Design Dept Fashion Instructor: Mt San Antonio College Workshop instructor: Disney Consumer Products
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