Figure Drawing Exercises


Become familiar with figure drawing via digital device using a live model.

In this class, we will use basic warm-up techniques to get used to how the digital device reacts with your finger, stylus, or Apple Pencil. Then we will start with 15-minute poses to get the skeletal structure and then move on to longer 30-minute poses.

Wrist is straight. Arm & Shoulder are drawing!


  • Lines
  • Autodesk Sketchbook App (Free)
  • Pencil
  • Between 3-6 pt
  • Dark Gray
  • 80-90% Opacity


  • Undo
  • Brush
  • Color
  • Scale (Not avail on free.)
  • Layers
  • Share
  • Zoom


  • Lines
  • Lines (close)
  • Connect the dots
  • Circles
  • Ellipse
  • Ellipse in Circle
  • Cube with Circles
  • Dot & Rays


15-minute sketch (twice)

  • sketch skeleton & skull (quick!)
  • secure to the environment
  • fill in muscles / mass

30-minute sketch (twice)

  • sketch skeleton & skull (quick!) – underlayer (Opac. 50%)
  • secure to the environment
  • fill in muscles
  • shadows with hatching
  • variations in pressure or line weight

Download: Digital Figure Drawing Class Handout PDF


 Student Work (iPads)

15 Minute Warm-ups

30 Minute Poses