Learn to draw people easily for beginners: 1000+ templates to trace

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to learn to draw people! If you thought drawing people was complicated, you've come to the right place. With over 1000 easy templates designed especially for beginners, you'll be a drawing pro in no time.

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Learn to draw people: tips for beginners

Do you think drawing people is difficult? Get inspiration from Jens Hübner, an experienced Berlin artist. His philosophy is: "If you can draw a carrot, you can draw a person!" With the right techniques and a little practice, drawing people is not that difficult. Here are some basic tips to help you get started:

1. Less is more

A drawing comes to life when not everything is equally detailed. Focus on the essential parts, such as the face and hands, and leave the rest only hinted at. This creates space for the viewer's imagination and makes the drawing more interesting.

2. Determine proportions

Start your drawing with two boundary lines: an upper and a lower one. These determine the size of your subject. Draw a center line as a guide for the proportions of the upper and lower body. Start with the head and work downwards.

3. The MWO method

A simple way to draw a human silhouette is to use the MWO method: Draw an "M", a "W" below it, and an "O" above it. The "O" represents the head, the "M" the torso, and the "W" the legs. This abstract representation helps you quickly grasp the basic shape.

4. Choice of material

Simple sketchbooks and drawing pencils are ideal for beginners. A good place to start is the Hahnemühle Watercolour Sketch Book A5. Watercolour paper and water-soluble coloured pencils are also suitable for more detailed work.

5. Avoid typical mistakes

Make sure heads are not too big and hands and feet are not too small. Try to use organic lines instead of straight lines to make drawing more natural.

6. Light and shadow

To make your drawings appear three-dimensional, consider light and shadow. Set up a fictitious light source and remember that light usually comes from above. Shadows and light give your drawings depth and realism.

7. Facial expressions and facial expressions

When drawing faces, the eyes are particularly important because we humans tend to look at the eyes first. The eyes are located horizontally in the middle of the face and are about one-fifth the width of the head. Note the differences in light and shadow to emphasize facial expressions and facial expressions.

1000+ templates for beginners to trace

To help you get started, I've created over 1000 simple templates that are perfect for beginners. Using these templates, you can learn how to draw people step by step and improve your skills.

Learn to draw a human template
Learn to draw a human template
Learn to draw a human template
Learn to draw a human template
Learn how to draw people easily! Discover our step-by-step instructions and over 1000 templates for beginners. Start drawing people today and improve your drawing skills with our helpful tips and techniques.

Drawing people is an art that can be learned with practice and patience. Use the techniques and materials presented to improve your skills and don't be discouraged. Anyone can learn to draw people - the first step is to just start and practice continuously.

I hope these tips help you develop your drawing skills. If you have any questions or need further guidance, I'm happy to help. Happy drawing!

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