Anyone studying fashion probably has a lot of experience with female figures, but they might have ignored male figures. The Youtube video “Male Fashion Figures: Steps 1 and 2 (of 4): Figuring Out the Pose & Proportions” has the best advice so you can start making male figure art for sale. Let’s find out more!
If you already have experience with female figures, learning how to draw male ones won’t be that hard. However, don’t worry if you’re a beginner because this video breaks the process down and starts with the four steps of croquis building.
People who are just learning need to break down their figures like the one in the video because it’s the best way to get comfortable. Once you do, you can skip some steps.
Before you can start putting pencil to paper, you should find visual references. Search for male models online or find pictures in magazines. Just make sure that they don’t have much clothing so you can really focus on their body, the poses, the indentations of their muscles, etc. You can even decide if you prefer to draw heavily-muscled men or skinnier men.
You can watch the rest of the video for more details about making male figure art for sale.