People are hard. Hard to read and hard to draw. As far back as I can remember, I’ve had trouble drawing people. One minor line askew, and everything goes awry.
In our storyboarding class, we got a quick 101 on figure drawing, which instantly demystified the whole process. Drawing people is just like simple sculpture. Start with a basic frame, then build arms, legs, muscles, and clothes on top.
I still need tons of practice, but here’s a quick peek into my sketchbook from the few figures I sketched this morning: