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For any artists who enjoy figure or life drawing or painting.
Founded 9 Years ago
Feb 10, 2010


Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Physical Media

2,450 Members
2,228 Watchers
67,845 Pageviews
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Submission Guidelines

I want to welcome both new and old members to the group :) As we have had an influx of newer members I've found it necessary to lay out what the group entails, membership, submissions etc....

Everyone is welcome to submit, please make sure you submit to the correct folder for your art type. I have limited the submissions to 3 per person per week

Please keep in mind that when submitting we are pretty lenient on the content of the drawings as long as they are figure related. As we are working with mostly nudes, please make sure they are not offensive, and within Deviantart's stated guidelines to not be misinterpreted as pornographic. What we will not be lenient on is presentation of the images. Please make sure you submit a visible, clear scan or photograph of your work. If your piece is declined for submission, we will try to leave you some positive criticism on what you could improve. We will not be accepting as many pieces as we have done in the past to limit the lower quality works from the galleries. Please understand this doesn't mean if your skill level is not high you are not accepted, but please make sure to present your work to the best of your ability.

* This is a group for traditional figure drawing. Portraits are ok. What is not OK is non-humans, animals, anime, cartoons, landscapes, your aspiring comic book characters, still lifes and the like. Those are great for other groups and in art classes etc. but it's not what this group is about...

*If you join, you will automatically be added as a "member" This allows you the ability to submit work immediately.

* Please critique! If you like someone's pieces, let them know, and if you think that they need to focus on something, say so, but find a constructive way to say it. This group has members that are learning the basics...all the way up to some amazing professionals... ask questions, leave comments :) We are all here to focus on drawing/painting/modeling or otherwise artistically using the human body in some form or fashion..go make some art and submit it :)
I appreciate a few members stepping up to join our group of admins- special thanks goes out to: Devoisback, DAGuertin, ChIandra4U, Strooitje, and RustyBrush for helping the current admins! We all have families, jobs, and lives outside of dA so sometimes we are not always available to log in and check the group's submissions and answer questions. We appreciate your patience and hope you will accept our apologies if one of your submissions lately had expired without being looked at. I am hoping that having additional people admin will help relieve some of that and we can have more time to create, which is why we are all here! I've enjoyed watching this group grow over the past 8 YEARS (wow!) and love seeing everyone's beautiful art. I hope that we can continue to be a source of inspiration for your continued love of figurative art.

If anyone else is on dA frequently and would like to join the admin circle, even if on a part time basis, we would love to have you! I would be happy to send you our admin guide to read over if you think you might want to join in helping to run this group. Admins have free range to post new journal/blog posts, select our featured art for the group (sorry it cannot be your own artwork though! lol), and select group favorites, in addition to reviewing new submissions by our members.

Thanks again and happy creating!

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Gallery Folders


Mature Content

Self Nude 1 by ianwh
Naked in The Dark by rotten-ralph

Mature Content

Summer Days by sepandj

Mature Content

Coloured light by orrrock
Graphite and Colored Pencil 2
Blue Jeans by Dreanpinup

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Sketchbook- In Blue by CaricatureDoc
Girl from a magazine by GloriosusPugnator

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figure drawing and life drawing by westwolf270
Graphite - FOLDER FULL- submit to NEW folder
Tribute to Al Rio by stevie-wydder
Roberto pose by scifo
Julieta pencil portrait by scifo
Tribute to Bernard Charoy by stevie-wydder
Markers, Pen, and Ink

Mature Content

Stripped by Siegfried1298
Portrait 5 by Mikiel

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sketchbook- Rebecca ballpoint by CaricatureDoc

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L6 by Strooitje
Pastels, Crayon, and Chalk

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Model in Hay Field by OrionShipworks

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Nude in the Ingres-like Pose by GeneAlva

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nocturnal sketch III by gidho

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nocturnal sketch II by gidho
Charcoal and Conte

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CP2 by Strooitje

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. . . Demons II . . . by ChIandra4U
Live Drawing 10/11/18 no.1 by SpookyBoiArt
Live Drawing Portrait 10/11/18 by SpookyBoiArt
Freddie Mercury by Agnese646

Mature Content

The second stocking by rollarius55
Changing perception by 4ratko

Mature Content

Sketchbook Figure Study by center555
Digital Art
Study by WittRoger
Warrior by WittRoger
Untitled by hottest-bagel
Dean O'Gorman ('speedpaint'/study) by FrerinHagsolb
Mixed Media,Printmaking, 3D, etc.
Portrait of H by Henribe

Mature Content

Loving Portrait by Yafilippe
Figure Portrait by Smokebutt
Joe by simone4390
Tutorials and References
Hand sketches by LadyCannelle
100 hands by jennomat
The Meta-Universe by Adonis2k17

Mature Content

Upper Body Anatomical Differences by stopsigndrawer81
Needs Critique
Gesture Drawing 1 by lumir-arts
Photo Resources

Mature Content

stock image 10 by devoisback

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Rutheck Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You for letting me join Your Group :D
bloke222 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
If anyone would like a figure model please send me a note with your email. I will send some poses you can draw from.
Sorry for the zombie reply like 4 months later. You are welcome to submit pose reference photos to our "Photo Resources" folder. I know our members would appreciate professional model photographs when they don't have access to a live model. Thank you!
artin2007 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
Perhaps you're busy at present.
I'll resubmit at anoher time.
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Sorry we missed it. We only have a few admins and sometimes we all manage to be offline for a few days! :/ 
AnaviTil Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feature!
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
You are welcome! Beautiful work! 
artJMOB Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Thank you so much for the feature! :blush:
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
Sorry to reply like a mont late, lol, but.. you're welcome!! :)
j1ms1xeven Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoops: under review is "lean and recline" which if accepted SHOULD go in Graphite 2, not Traditional V.  My bad.
Vvakk Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting my artwork :)
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Welcome to the group! :)
Vvakk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting my request do i upload my art work in this group
Cellarvee Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just go to the group, then click on 'submit art', making sure you select the correct destination gallery.
emcorpus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Good evening to all my fellow artists everywhere. I don't post very often. Thank you for accepting Woman Juggling.
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
Thanks for your submission Ed :)
CaricatureDoc Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The graphite 2 folder isn't listed for uploading artwork. The box for allowing uploads is not checked.
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
It should be resolved, let me know if its still not working
whimandwonder Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, just letting you know the graphite folder is full. :)
mademoisellemelli Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
oh! I didn't know we could fill up a folder! lol. I guess I'll make another one?! 
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