1-start with the upper body-For the headsketch a circleadd a sharp curve at the bottom of it toform an upside-down egg shape
2-Draw the neck-Usually just draw two short, straight linesroughly ears-width apart
3-Draw a horizontal line perpendicular tothe base of the neck but very lightly-This is a guideline for the figures collarbone, should be about two to three headwidths in length.
4-at either end of the collarguideline, sketch circles that areslightly smaller than the circleyou drew for the head earlier-These will be the shoulders
5-Draw two ovals slightly longerthan the vertical length of thehead-they are attached to theunderside of the shoulder circles-These will be the upperarms/biceps
6-Draw the torso at the points wherethe bicep ovals meet the shouldercircles-Draw a kind of upside-downtrapezoid shape for the chest, and twovertical lines for the abdominal trunk-draw an upside-down triangle for thepelvic area.
7-about half a head-length above theupside-down triangle, draw a verysmall circle. This is the belly button.-To ensure your figure isproportionate, adjust the bicep ovalsso that their bottoms are even withthe height of the belly button.-Draw a guideline if you need to
8-sketch two circles that are slightlylarger than your shoulder circles,so that they are each halfwayinside the pelvic triangle.-These are your hip joints
9-Draw two long ovals (the samelength as the torso) beneath thehip joint circles.-These are the thighs
10-Draw two smaller ovals for theknees, half-overlapping thebottoms of the thigh ovals
11- Draw two more ovals beneaththe knees for the calves / shins
12- Sketch two triangles at thebottoms of the calf ovals.- These are the feet.
13- Go back up to the biceps- Draw two more ovals beneaththem for the forearms
14- Draw two small circles on theends of the forearms for the hands
15- Draw a smooth outline, add bodydetails, and add clothing andaccessories- This How-To will be extended inthe near future to include thesesteps