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You Will Need
- A graphite pencil
Draw a vertical line, and then a horizontal line crossing its midpoint. The intersection marks the man's center, located just above the space between the legs.
Rough in head and torso
Rough-in the head and torso with basic shapes. Draw an oval head, a large triangle for the chest, and a smaller triangle for the hips.
Add arms, legs, hands and feet
Draw cylinders for arms and legs, placing circles at joints and connecting limb sections with straight lines. Add circles for hands and triangles for feet.
Refine contour and erase guidelines
Refine the figure's contour, keeping in mind the male body tends to be muscular and angular. Erase unwanted guidelines.
Add ears, nose, mouth and eyes and sketch in hair, emphasizing desired personal characteristics.
Draw clothing over your figure, paying attention to folds at points where the body bends and to the curves of the body.
Add shading to shadowed areas, building form and texture. Even if you aren't the perfect man, or don't even know one, you can at least draw him.