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How to draw fashion figure walking down the runway Here you’ll learn how to draw the fashion figure walking down the runway. This is one of the most popular poses that fashion designers use for their portfolios, yet it is fast, easy and fun to draw. All kind of clothing looks great on this pose. So sharpen your pencils and let’s begin!

Step 1: Body dimensions

Mark the size of the fashion figure. If you are going to draw it on the whole sheet, leave just a little bit of space from both the top and bottom end.
Pull a vertical body Centerline and find its middle.
How to draw fashion figure walking for fashion design

Step 2: Legs/torso

To set the length needed for the legs and the torso divide the upper half of body Centerline in 3 even parts. Mark the middle of the 3rd part. This is where the pelvis of your fashion figure should be.
Higher than the pelvis stands the torso, below – the legs.
How to draw fashion figure walking for fashion design

Step 3: Head size

To find how big the head of the model should be divide the upper space from the pelvis in 3 equal parts.
The top segment is where the head and the neck are going to be. Separate it in 3 again.
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Step 4: Draw the head

Draw the head in the first 2/3 of the top section.
Continue and draw the neck in the last 1/3.

Tip: If everything is correct so far you should have enough space to draw 3 more heads from the neck down to the pelvis. Check it out, it’s important.

How to draw fashion figure walking for fashion design

Step 5: Draw the torso

Draw the figure’s torso. If you need help with it– use the “How to draw female torso” tutorial. I won’t tell anyone ;)
Make sure you do not erase the little circles on the hips, you are going to need them in the next step.

How to draw fashion figure walking for fashion design

Step 6: Hips move

This is the most essential step in drawing this fashion pose.You need to move the whole hips area to the left.
Also make sure that the left circle stands higher than its original position and the right circle stands lower than before.
If you were to connect the two circles with a line it would be no longer horizontal, but rather diagonal.

Tip: The incline of the hips is always from the front leg toward the back one.
How to draw fashion figure walking for fashion design

Step 7: The front leg

One head from the ground mark a spot close to the body Centerline. Join this spot with the higher hip circle. This way you will hint the direction of the front leg.
In the middle of the leg’s guideline draw a circle for the knee.

How to draw fashion figure walking for fashion design

Step 8: Draw the leg

Using the “How to draw legs” tutorial draw the front leg of your model. The spot that you marked in the previous step is approximately where you should place the ankle. Note that the foot is not tilted, but straight, parallel to the body Centerline.
Draw a circle for the knee of the back leg right next to the other.
Use a short horizontal line to indicate the level of the toes of the back leg. This line should be about the ankles of the front leg.

How to draw fashion figure walking for fashion design

Step 9: The back leg

Connect the lower hip circle to the back leg knee.
Draw the foot. Its size is almost the same size as front leg’s. Note that it is partially hidden behind the front leg. The more-the better.
Use an arched line to join the knee with the foot.

How to draw fashion figure walking for fashion design

Step 10: Back leg flesh

Finish the outline of the back leg following the guidelines you just made. Notice that there is space between the tights.
Draw the guidelines for the arms as seen at “How to draw arms” tutorial. Remember that the elbows are always at level of the waist.

Tip: Keep the arm corresponding to the front leg close to the body and slightly behind it. The arm corresponding to the back leg should be drawn away from the figure.

How to draw fashion figure walking for fashion design

Step 11: Arms

Finish drawing the arms of your model and erase any unnecessary lines.

How to draw fashion figure walking for fashion design

Add the face, hair and your fashion design to make this walking pose absolutely amazing!
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63 comments

  1. Thank you so much! Although I still have a lot to learn, this helped me improve in drawing this particular pose. Thank you for making all of these tutorials, Ms. Teya, I really appreciate them!

  2. Hey this is vas and thanks a lot

  3. Hey i really so need your help im a begginer at this and im not sure what to start with

  4. Hi teya can you please post fashion figures of different poses. Since i got to know your site believe me this what i’v always looked for. Designing has always been my passion and your site is the best i’v come across. Please post about how to draw different fashion figures. Will be a big help for me. Thank you.

  5. DELETE THIS COMMENT PLEASE, NOT ME

  6. Hi I am Iranian your site is very helpful
    Thanks a lot

  7. Teya,how can I draw any position of a fashion figure?

  8. I really like your all tutorials …its very helpful for me too …if you have a little time …just tell me the name of a fashion magazine for monthly updates.

  9. This was very helpful and I thank you. But how do you determine how the fabric of a dress flows onto the body for a sketch?

  10. This helped me so much can u do more for beginners because im a beginner ur awesome

  11. Good technique, but the body and face are too out of proportion.

  12. Cool but u could do it in other positions right?My art teacher is strict .

  13. you saved my soul today..thank you.

  14. ;-) I’m 14 and I sent my designs to head of a fashion group and they approved! They’ve offered me a youth design job :lol:

  15. [quote name=”Kenna”]How tall do you usually make your models. I don’t want to make mine too short or too tall.[/quote]
    Usually about 9 heads tall.

  16. How tall do you usually make your models. I don’t want to make mine too short or too tall.

  17. dirrrrrrrectioner

    :lol: :lol: :lol: thanx sooooooooo much :)

  18. My drawings can finally look like actual people instead of circles and squares
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

  19. i hate you’ :oops: re site

  20. this is an awesome website. But it wasn’t what I was actually looking for :-| :-| :-| :-| :cry: :o :sad:

  21. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 8) ;-) :-| :-| :lol: :lol: :lol: :D thank you so much , i cant hold myself , i knw hw to sketch nw

  22. omg im only like 9 but i can master this!!!!!

  23. OMG!!! look this may be hard to believe but i am only 9 and ur site has helped me so much with my sketches its like my habit now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P :roll: :D :lol: :-) ;-) 8)

  24. fionna u just have to keep trying
    :zzz :P :roll:

  25. So easy u know I am 13 and this really helped me u know I used my drawing and asked Someone to make the same thing in wood and now I make clothes and put them on my models 8)

  26. Directioner #Yara

    Love it. :D

  27. hard and evwn more hard.

  28. :D Easier than the sitting pose

  29. [quote name=”ashley”]this is so hard, and they make it look easy. i gave up on the second or third step. break it down. ireally wanna b a fashion designer, and ur not helping. the only thing i was succesful with was the sitting pose :sad: :oops: :-|[/quote]
    Ikr :/

  30. Are there any other poses you could help us with? Such as a simple standing pose? I’m trying to steer away from constantly using templates and give myself more freedom by drawing my own figures from scratch x

  31. :lol: I LOVE IT….SO HELPFUL

  32. omg!!! this looks so easy but it’s not!! btw for those of you who said that are not giving up gratz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

  33. this is so hard, and they make it look easy. i gave up on the second or third step. break it down. ireally wanna b a fashion designer, and ur not helping. the only thing i was succesful with was the sitting pose :sad: :oops: :-|

  34. i tried to draw this but on like the third step, gave up. they nnake it look so easy. the only one i was succesful on was the sitting pose :oops:

  35. can u please break down the steps to the part when it gets to the leg because everytime i draw it its not a sucess.

  36. christiana Anagbla

    i love your web , i always try the poses

  37. christiana Anagbla

    i love ur web soo much. i am adesigning student my self

  38. :lol: your site is totally awesome! It is really really helpful !

  39. you guys make it look so easy when its really hard! i tried it like 2 times but im not giving up im gonna try again and see if thiis works! :oops:

  40. :-* :oops: :-| 8) :-) :lol: :D :-) ;-) 8) :-| :-* :oops: :sad: :cry: :eek: :sigh: :o :sad:

  41. You guys make it look so easy

  42. Hey Sally :)
    I will make a back view tutorial for sure. I blieve it will be helpful for so many people…
    And regarding the review section- I plan to write reviews for the best fashion illustration books I know, but still can’t find time for this.
    I promised to have 10 book reviews by the end of the year,so I suppose it’s time to begin writing them :lol: Thanks for reminding!

  43. and why dont u every write anything on the reviews in ur blog section.

  44. can u do a back view of a fashion figure.

  45. you should get instagram!!! :D ;-) :-)

  46. :lol: :lol: :lol: wow… i always try to do this pose but its so hard! Thanks for your helpful tips! TFS(thanks for sharing) !

  47. Wow, This Usefull… Thx A Lot!! Thank~~

  48. heyyy your site is very helpful
    can you try posting how to draw the back view as well
    Thankyou :)

  49. Very helpful. :D
    U rock!!!

  50. [quote name=”bedelish”]I guess you could do a plus size template since not everyone is thin and models come in diffrent shapes and sizes also your model figure is totaly awesome
    :-*[/quote]
    Thanks for the great idea! I like it!

  51. I guess you could do a plus size template since not everyone is thin and models come in diffrent shapes and sizes also your model figure is totaly awesome
    :-*

  52. love this tutorial, Could you all possible do a full or plus sized woman template?

  53. tis was really really helpful. thank you soooo much. it came out nicer than i expected. sure wish i could show you, trust me u’d be very proud. :-) keep up d gudwork

  54. Its nice, but the cartoonish face was distracting :sigh:

  55. Oh…this is sooo helpful! It seemed complicated to me in the beginning, but when I just followed the steps it came out really nice. Thanks a million! :-) :-) :-)

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