Figure Drawing Fundamentals Course

Hi, my name is Stan Prokopenko and I want to tell you about one of the most important subjects an artist can learn: Figure Drawing.

If you’re not sure what I mean by Figure Drawing, you’re not alone. Most basic art tutorials neglect it. They teach you a step-by-step formula on how to draw a specific image. That kind of art instruction might be great to start, but it fails if it doesn’t teach you how to change the figure’s position, exaggerate the pose, or make it more your style.

How do you get to that level?

figure drawing fundamentals dvd

Classic figure training teaches you a process to draw human figures of any body type, in any position, and light them from any angle. First, you learn how a body is made and how it moves. Then you learn how it is shaped, and how to shade it realistically without having to copy anything. This is an old skill, and a foundation that will allow you to draw and paint on a professional level for the rest of your life!

In this course, I will teach you the classic secrets of how to draw the human figure. I have packed it with lessons and laughs so you can enjoy the course, and have fun while learning serious drawing skills.

This course is approachable enough for beginners and detailed enough for advanced artists.

Total Runtime: 15 hours 30 minutes

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figure drawing digital downloadYou will be given unexpiring access to watch the videos online and also download them for offline viewing.


Hardcopy 5-Disk DVD Set

figure drawing dvd 5 disk set
Higher price than digital version due to additional manufacturing costs of creating the 5 disk set.

$99 + shipping

Package Deal – Buy Together and Save

Package 1 - Figure, Portrait, 5 Pose Sets
Figure Fundamentals (digital), Portrait Fundamentals (digital), Veronica, Marcia, Chanon, Yoni, Aaron
1603 Total Photos



What You’ll Learn


One of the most important concepts to drawing the figure. Gesture is the rhythm, motion, action, flow, and posture of the pose.

The Bean

An effective tool for identifying and drawing the tilting, leaning, twisting, and foreshortening of the body.


Know the areas where the bone is at the surface. Landmarks are used to find forms and to measure proportion.


Give your drawings volume and perspective by using mannequinization to help invent poses from your imagination.

Robo Bean

Create a representation of the body with boxes to help find its orientation and use it to visualize it as a 3D form.

Proportions & Measuring

Learn how to use Dr. Paul Richer’s scientific system of measuring an average person and apply it to your own work.


Use highlights, halftones, core shadows and more to make objects feel 3 dimensional. Identify specific elements of light and apply it to the form.

Practice & Patience

Develop a drawing schedule and stay motivated. Knowing how to actually draw this stuff helps with… well, drawing this stuff!


Extended Lessons

Premium videos are in-depth and cover a lot of information about each topic. These lessons are detailed and will guide you, as you learn to draw the human figure.

Demos & Examples

Most of us are visual learners (we’re artists!), so hearing it explained is not enough. We have to see it many times. Course members get access to a selection of example drawings and real-time demonstrations that help artists develop their skills.

Assignments & Answers

The course includes a variety of exercises to help you learn about the information. After you’re done with the lesson, I will actually show you how to do the assignment so that you can check your work.

Critique Videos

Students that follow along with new videos and submit assignments have a chance to be in critique videos. After critique videos are made, students can email me for private critiques.

What people are saying…


“This course of yours means more to me than I can say. It’s THE solution to every challenge I’ve faced with learning to draw. Every frustration I’ve experienced with local in-person courses I’ve taken is resolved with your format. Every question answered, every confusion clarified. You’ve done a MAGNIFICENT job. All that, and you’ve made it FUN! So thank you thank you thank you!”
“Thank you so much for your amazing videos.  Gosh, you are an amazing teacher.  You pack so much information in such a bite-sized video, that too in such an entertaining way, it’s fantastic. Clearly TONS of effort have gone into making the videos. “
“Thank you so much for making these videos. I don’t know if you realize this, but you’re bringing a ton of joy to a small army of people all over the place.”
“Since I was about 12 years old (I am now 24) I have been studying, collecting, analyzing, researching, and appreciating art in all its forms.  I have a harddrive with literally tens of thousands of pieces of artwork that have spoken to me in one form or another.  Yet in all this time, I lacked the courage to create the artwork that I see in my mind.  I’ve always felt paralyzed, and when I found your videos with the beautiful and seemingly effortless style I anticipated that I would feel the same. Instead I was given a humorous, approachable coach who wanted to teach without dumbing anything down.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. I realized I could trust you, and you managed to do what no other artist has done in the past decade of my admiring them, and that is to pick up a pencil and get to work. This message may only take a few minutes to read, but I want to express my gratitude for the impact you have had on a person that you have never met.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Premium and free videos?

Premium videos are extended versions of free videos (about 3x longer on average). This includes additional examples of each lesson and critique videos. The free course is a total of 5 hours, whereas the premium course is 15 hours. High resolution versions of a few diagrams will also be in the Premium section, which you can download and print for your reference.

The videos are also downloadable, so you can watch them without internet access and transfer them to a tablet like an iPad. Going on vacation? Download them so you can watch them on the plane and in that cabin in the woods.

The series already started. Is it too late to join?

Well, I started making the videos, but you can join and watch them at any time.

Is $89 a monthly fee?

No, it’s a one-time payment and you have access to the Figure Drawing Fundamentals videos forever. You are essentially purchasing a product. It’s not a subscription.

Can I download the videos?

Yup! Each video is downloadable as an mp4 file at 720p. Please don’t share the videos. Each purchase helps to create future videos like these.

Can I send my drawings for critique?

Yes, you can email me your assignments from the videos and I will reply with a critique. Premium members get priority for critiques. Check out the critiques page.

Are there subtitles in my language?

A downloadable transcript is available for each video which you can translate to whatever language you want using Google Translate and clicking on the ‘Translate a Document’ option.

Do I get access to all videos you make in the future?

No, this includes only ‘Figure Drawing Fundamentals’ lessons. For the list of lessons included, scroll up to the top of this page.

Are the Premium videos censored?


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