15 Expert Tips on How to Draw People: Free Guide!

15 expert tips on how to draw people: a free eBook

Do you want to learn all the tricks to successfully drawing people? We’ve gathered our best tips and techniques in this free eBook on how to draw people.

Here’s what you’ll find in this amazing resource on learning human drawing:

  • Learn how to draw hands, a face, and how to render the envelope and gesture of the human body.
  • Gain an understanding of classic graphite techniques
  • A simple three-step approach to help you master the complexity of drawing people
  • Expert strategies for adding movement, including tips for gestures, expressions, and action

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What’s inside my free eBook on how to draw people?

Learning how to draw people can be quite intimidating, but also very rewarding. Offered in this book are drawing techniques from Tony Ryder, who believes artists can create masterful drawings by taking a three-step approach toward taming the barrage of visual information presented by the human figure.

By the end of the text, you’ll be one step closer to fulfilling that desire to learn how to draw the character of people. Ryder’s classical techniques on how to use graphite to draw people are explored in various steps, including the following:

Envelope, Gesture and Block-In

Ryder explains that the first step to draw people is to understand the combination of envelope, gesture and block-in. The envelope establishes the human body drawing’s general proportions. The gesture of the model is the fundamental energy that patterns the whole drawing. The block-in is the elaboration and continuation of the envelope. Its shapes are strung along the inner curve of the figure. Ryder pays special attention to drawing hands, which are the gestural organ by excellence.


Contour is the art of making a refined outline of a figure. When learning how to draw realistic people, Ryder thinks, “The contour of the body is extremely subtle, difficult to describe accurately, and quite fascinatingly beautiful. When the contour is sensitively handled, it can stand alone, like a violin solo.” To fully understand the depths of Ryder’s tips on how to sketch people, download the free tutorials now.

Inside Drawing

The final stage of people drawings, according to Ryder’s tips is inside drawing. Ryder describes this as sculpting the form of the body within the contour through gradations of tone. The importance of tone is made critical with Ryder. The virtual tutorial given by Ryder, using these three steps is available in the free download of this eBook.

Becoming an expert in sketching people is really a lifelong work of devotion, the most important success factor being a consistent effort. Get a jumpstart with the free tips given by renowned artist Tony Ryder. Learning to portrait sketch is a slow process but so rewarding!

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