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Drawing People

Learn How to Draw Realistic Figures, Expressive Poses, and Lifelike Portraits

Discover how to draw true-to-life human figures and poses with detailed step-by-step instructions and tips and tricks on the best drawing techniques.

Grab your sketchbook, pens, and pencils and follow along as this instructional drawing guide teaches you everything you need to know about creating the most realistic human figures. 

With more than 150 easy-to-follow illustrations, Drawing People is the perfect guide for aspiring artists looking to develop their people-drawing skills. Start off simple with learning how to draw basic body shapes. By the end, you will have gained the anatomical knowledge you need to make your human figures as realistic as possible including learning to draw:

  • Specific muscle groups
  • Artistic body poses
  • Lifelike portraits
  • And much more!

Whether you’re a beginner or a drawing pro, Drawing People is the perfect book for anyone looking to hone their technical drawing skills and take their illustrations to the next level.

Lise Herzog was born in 1973 in Alsace. Her life began with a ballpoint pen in hand, her goal to fill drafts of A4 paper with her drawings. In search of precision, she observes and redraws every day, trying to figure out how to represent the world accurately. This is how she began pursuing her journey at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. In 1999, with her diploma in hand, she presented her sketchbooks to publishing houses to begin her illustrative career. That same year, she was selected to attend the Bologna Book Fair. Since then, she has illustrated many books for young people and adults, including fiction and nonfiction. Lise Herzog is also the author of instructive drawing books, including The Easy DrawingThe Successful DrawingEasy Color and Easy Perspective and Composition, Mango editions.