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Dynamic Figure Drawing

A course by Shane Wolf , Artist

Artist. París, France.
Joined June 2020

Learn how to capture the shape and movement of the human body

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  • 98% positive reviews (563)
  • 16908 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to capture the shape and movement of the human body

A course by Shane Wolf

Do you want to capture the beauty and movement of a model’s body in your figure drawings? Artist Shane Wolf has dedicated over ten years to exploring and experimenting with the art of figure drawing. In this course, he not only shares his techniques for improving your drawing skills, but also teaches you a fundamental aspect of figure drawing: how to connect with your model.

Discover Shane’s studio life, his expertise, and his philosophy on the art of depicting nudity. Learn some practical exercises to perfect your accuracy and technique. See Shane’s step-by-step process for filling your drawings with movement and learn to unravel the beauty and personality of your model in your figure drawings.

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What will you learn in this online course?

29 lessons & 20 downloads

What Will We Do on This Course?
2 minutes, 55 seconds
Value and Value Scales
17 minutes, 20 seconds
Light and Shadow
14 minutes, 23 seconds
Shape Exercises
14 minutes, 51 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (563)
  • 16908 students
  • 29 lessons (6h 33m)
  • 20 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a single dynamic figure drawing in graphite using a model as a reference.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is ideal for beginner-level figure drawing artists, as well as more advanced artists who would like to add new techniques to their repertoire.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, previous experience in live model figure drawing is helpful, but not essential.

As for materials, you will need graphite pencils (2B, HB, 2H), sketch paper, Canson Mi-Teintes paper, a kneaded eraser, a pencil sharpener of some sort (lead pointer, handheld sharpener, exacto knife or sandpaper, etc), a drawing board, tape or clamps to hold your paper to the drawing board, tracing paper, a clock, something long and thin for measuring (ie thin knitting needle, thin paintbrush, bbq skewer, etc), and a ballpoint pen.


16908 Students
563 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Shane Wolf

A course by Shane Wolf

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Shane Wolf is an artist from the US who has been based in Paris, France for over ten years. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati, he set off for the French Alps to work as a ski designer.

It was during a backpacking trip when he realized his true passion and calling: to explore his inner artist with unwavering determination. He set off to Florence, Italy, where he studied at the Angel Academy of Art. Today, Shane is a professional painter working from his studio in Paris, where he experiments and seeks to express the depth of humanity through his art.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do on This Course?
  • U2

    Materials and Preparation

    • Materials and Basic Preparation 1
    • Materials and Basic Preparation 2
    • Value and Value Scales
    • Light and Shadow
    • Shape Exercises
    • Measuring: Do’s and Don’ts
  • U3

    Working with the Live Model

    • How to Welcome the Model
    • What is Dynamic Figure Drawing?
    • Important Anatomy Basics 1
    • Important Anatomy Basics 2
    • Developing Your Visual Memory - Five Minute Exercise
    • Short Pose Sketching 1
    • Short Pose Sketching 2
    • Short Pose Sketching 3
  • U4

    4-hour Dynamic Figure Drawing from Life

    • Beginning the Dynamic Figure Drawing 1
    • Beginning the Dynamic Figure Drawing 2
    • The Halfway Point 1
    • The Halfway Point 2
    • Finishing the Drawing 1
    • Finishing the Drawing 2
    • Finishing the Drawing 3
    • Finishing the Drawing 4
    • Finishing the Drawing 5
  • U5

    On Your Way!

    • How to Take Care of Your Drawing
    • Continue to Work from Life
    • Copy, Copy, Copy!
  • FP

    Final project

    • Dynamic Figure Drawing

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Dynamic Figure Drawing. Illustration course by Shane Wolf Best seller

Dynamic Figure Drawing

A course by Shane Wolf
Artist. París, France.
Joined June 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (563)
  • 16908 students