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How to draw sitting pose fashion illustration Diversity of you model’s poses is what makes your fashion sketches extremely pleasant to look at. In this step-by-step tutorial you will learn an easy way to draw a sitting figure and make your designs really stand out. Fashion figure drawing is an easy task – grab the pencils and let’s start the fun!

Step 1: Draw the head

The first thing you need to do is to make sure you’ve done the composition well the whole fashion figure. Draw a vertical Centerline and make an oval shape for the head in the upper right corner. This shape should be slightly inclined to the right, since the model will be looking through her shoulder.
If you have difficulties with the head shape take a look at the “How to draw fashion face“ tutorial.
How to draw sitting pose for fashion illustrations

Step 2: Shoulder and neck

Slightly below the head draw a slanted line to mark the shoulder. You don’t want to make this line too long, or the shoulders will become wide and not very feminine. Put medium sized circle in the end of the shoulder line.
Connect the shoulder and the head via a short line, exactly where the Centerline crosses.
How to draw sitting people pose for fashion illustrations

Step 3:Draw the arm guidelines

To indicate the elbow draw a smaller circle, touching the Centerline. The distance between the shoulder and the elbow is about 1 ½ heads. Join the circles.
To indicate the wrist make even smaller circle that again touches the Centerline. The distance between the elbow and the wrist is about 1 head. Join the circles keeping the line parallel with the Centerline.
Mark the hand position by two overlapping ellipses.
How to draw sitting people pose for fashion illustrations

Step 4: Drawing the arm and hand

Surround the guidelines with some “flesh”. Follow the directions of the base and build the arm volume.
To draw the hand, straighten the curves from the basic guidelines. Add a small triangle for the thumb and bring your attention to the direction of the thumb. Then add a rounded shape to this triangle’s bottom part and draw 3 vertical lines to indicate the fingers. Make the first 3 fingers slightly longer.

Tip: Drawing the arm right is essential for the side-back view of a fashion figure. Model’s arms are thin and delicate – try to keep this in mind while drawing your illustration. If you need check out  “How to draw arms”.

How to draw sitting people pose for fashion illustrations

Step 5:The back and leg

The back of your model is easy to draw- just join the head with the wrist circle via curved line.

Tip: Be careful with this spin curve – making it too straight would make her look stiff, and curving it more than needed will make her look tired.
To mark the place of the bent leg draw a slanted line. Stop at the armpit level and finish with a medium size circle. The length of the leg shouldn’t exceed beyond the shoulder.

How to draw sitting people pose for fashion illustrations

Step 6:Guidelines for the legs

Draw the calf of the bent leg. It’s slightly longer then the thigh.
To draw the second tight make a horizontal line from the wrist circle. Size is same as the other tight.
Mark the knee and draw slightly slanted line for the second calf. You can play with different poses just by changing this calf’s position.
Add the feet guidelines as shown in the “How to draw high heels” tutorial, and notice the position of the upper foot.How to draw sitting people pose for fashion illustrations

Step 7: Finishing the legs

Following the guidelines, add some flesh to the illustration. Notice that the bent leg becomes curved and wider in the butt area. Some volume to the back tight is also needed to make the body look realistic.
Curve the edges and erase all the unnecessary lines.
How to draw sitting people pose for fashion illustrations

Step 8: Bust and tummy

Place the bust in the middle of the area shown in the illustration and draw a little bit of the tummy that is visible in this particular pose.
How to draw sitting people pose for fashion illustrations

This is the base of how to draw sitting figure.Now add a beautiful face, hair and of course clothes to turn this illustration into an absolute masterpiece. Enjoy!
How to draw sitting pose fashion illustration

 

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15 comments

  1. I love this website! Thank you so much!

  2. Awesome steps defined..

  3. your designs are too good…can u pls put a tutorial on ”How to draw a lying down pose” like the one u hv done in green outfit on Elance.com

  4. [quote name=”sally”]this is great! cant wait for the next tutorials[/quote]

    You said it, Sally! I can’t wait for more pose and figure tutorials!!!

  5. [quote name=”sally”]this is great! cant wait for the next tutorials[/quote]
    You said it, Sally! I can’t wait for more figures and poses!

  6. :lol: thanks for making all of these great tutorials! I was wondering if you could make one of a back view.

  7. this was a great tut. I love the ones on drawing figures really helpful. picked this one up way faster than the walking tut. u rock!

  8. [quote name=”I Draw Fashion”][quote name=”Cammy”]Nice tutorial! :lol: ;-) Why don’t you make more fashion figures? :sad:[/quote]
    Cammy, I’m finishing a “How to draw shiny hair” in the moment. It will be posted today or tomorrow :)[/quote]
    Oh, ok.I can’t wait to see it. :-) ♥

  9. [quote name=”Cammy”]Nice tutorial! :lol: ;-) Why don’t you make more fashion figures? :sad:[/quote]
    Cammy, I’m finishing a “How to draw shiny hair” in the moment. It will be posted today or tomorrow :)

  10. Nice tutorial! :lol: ;-) Why don’t you make more fashion figures? :sad:

  11. Please let us know which markers do you use?

  12. i love the tutorials on drawing the poses!! they are really useful!!

  13. wow~~ nice!!! more tutorial please!!! love it!!!

  14. this is great! cant wait for the next tutorials

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