Draw People in Poses in Procreate

Iva Mikles
100% positive ratings
5,314 enrolled students
Intermediate level

“This class was fantastic! I was nervous about the 4 hours but completed it in sections and was glad I did. I have some experience drawing people but difficulty drawing different poses and how exactly to start. The class was organized well, easy to follow and I loved drawing all the different poses and variations. I liked how the flour bag example really simplified thinking about & drawing movement. Highly recommend!!”

– Nancy C

Get comfortable and confident when drawing character poses and gestures.

Hey there!

Do you ever feel like your character poses could use a boost? Maybe you’re searching for fresh ideas to elevate your character designs to the next level. Well, look no further because this class is made for you!

Why Should You Learn from Me?

After teaching my stylized character design class, many of you expressed a desire to go deeper into character design with me. So, in this class, we’re taking it up a notch! I’ll guide you on a journey to put life, expressiveness, and dynamism into your characters using simple shapes and the art of posing and gesturing.

Character design finds its application in various art forms, from feature films, TV animations, and video games to comic books, children’s books, and corporate visuals.

When I started my journey in illustration, I was captivated by the allure of drawing characters. However, I faced the challenge of making them truly come alive. Through attending live drawing sessions and mastering core concepts of dynamic character design, I overcame the frustration and breathed life into my characters. And now, I want to share those skills with you in this class.

What Will You Learn?

By using basic shapes, we’ll create delightful characters with unique stories. You’ll learn essential concepts that will transform your characters into lively and expressive beings. By the end of this class, you’ll get a solid skill set to develop your character designs and style further.

This class is packed with valuable content, but don’t worry! Just like my previous classes, I’ve designed it to be easy to follow and revisit whenever you need a refresher.

We’ll cover a range of topics, such as the brushes I often use for my illustrations, using stick figures to sketch poses, employing simple shapes for quick body sketches, applying proportions to make your characters believable, leveraging spine and weight to add dynamism, incorporating basic perspective for depth, and drawing inspiration from real-life references for your character designs.

We’ll also explore the importance of gestures and body language, empowering you to create characters who exude confidence, shyness, happiness, and elegance. I’ll showcase various coloring and finishing styles to inspire you.

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You’ll learn how to approach sitting, walking, running, jumping, and floating poses with plenty of quick tips and insights from professionals who have worked with clients. And finally, we’ll discuss the considerations for creating group compositions featuring multiple characters, be it a stylized group or a portrait of your family and friends.

By the end of this class, you’ll have an incredible illustration that you can proudly print out for your home or gift to someone special. And if you create a custom design, you can even showcase it in your portfolio.

While I’ll be using Procreate for the demonstrations, and I’ll take you step-by-step through the drawing.

💡 Master the pose drawings with the most popular pose references for artists

What Else Can You Learn from Me?

I also invite you to join me on YouTube, where you can see my latest artworks and follow the stories from my artist’s life.

Now, let’s get on this journey together and expand your horizons by creating awesome characters.

I can’t wait to see the incredible results you’ll achieve in this class. See you there!

Meet Your Instructor


Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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