Academy of Realist Art

Drawing the Figure Online


Drawing the Figure Online


Learn to draw from the live model using the techniques of the masters with ARA’s popular Drawing the Figure instructional video. Principal instructor Fernando Freitas walks you through our proven step-by-step process to help you achieve realistic results that will exceed your expectations. The demonstration covers all the stages needed to capture the gesture and proportions of a pose, and finish a drawing with big form and small form modeling. The end effect is a dramatic three-dimensional figure. Whether you are a beginner interested in learning the basics, or an intermediate or professional student who wants to refine your skills, Drawing the Figure lets you enjoy the best in fine art instruction at your own pace.

Topics include:

  • Proper tools and materials selection
  • Positioning your models
  • Capturing basic poses and classical proportions
  • Measurement and vertical and horizontal alignments
  • Separation of light and shadow
  • Rendering tonal values
  • You are welcome to browse past student work in our online gallery. If you would like to order the physical DVD, please visit the Drawing the Figure DVD page.

To order your online copy of Drawing the Figure for $60 click the Add to Cart button. We will email you a link to a downloadable online copy.