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Back to Basics: Learn to Draw Figures

Welcome to Back to Basics with Melissa Forman and Paul Richmond. Together, we will explore different techniques and tips for drawing figures.

This course is broken up into thirteen video lessons, all of which are included below on this page. When you complete one section, scroll down to the next video to continue. You have unlimited access to this page, so you can come back as often as you'd like.

We hope you enjoy this class! Thanks for being part of our Art Makes Us community.



Meet the instructors and get an overview of the course.



See the projects we will be creating together.



See all of the materials you will need to complete this course.


Lesson 1 | Gesture Drawings 1


Lesson 2 | Gesture Drawings 2


Lesson 3 | Gesture Drawings 3


Lesson 4 | Project 1: Rough Sketch


Lesson 5 | Project 1: Refine Sketch


Lesson 6: Project 1: Finalizing Drawing


Lesson 7 | Project 2: Grid and Start Sketch


Lesson 8 | Project 2: Continue Sketch


Lesson 9 | Project 2: Refine Line Drawing


Closing Thoughts

Wrap up this course with Melissa and Paul. We hope you had a blast!


Join our Facebook group

Share your work and interact with other artists from our community who are participating in this course by joining our Art Makes Us Facebook group! Let's support and encourage each other throughout this 30 day challenge!