Here in this tutorial, 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!
Time, Tools and Difficulty:
Time to complete the tutorial: 7 min
Tools you’ll need: drawing paper, a pencil, and an eraser
Difficulty level: 5/10
How to draw a walking pose in 11 steps:
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.
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.
Step 3: Head size
To find how big the head of the model should divide the upper space from the pelvis into 3 equal parts.
The top segment is where the head and the neck are going to be. Separate it in 3 again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The incline of the hips is always from the front leg toward the back one.
Step 7: The front leg
One head from the ground marks 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.
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.
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.
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 the “How to draw arms” tutorial. Remember that the elbows are always at the level of the waist.
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.
Step 11: Arms
Finish drawing the arms of your model and erase any unnecessary lines.
Add the face, hair and the clothing to make this walking pose absolutely amazing!
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