How to Draw Fashion Jumps and Leaps

Part of the fun in drawing fashion is the release of your creative spirit. Watch dancers to feel the power of creative movement. They bend, jump, leap, spin, and twist their bodies with grace and strength. Fashion artists can steal ideas about movement from dancers to create beautiful, strong poses that allow creative movement in the clothing being shown on the model.

1

Draw a toned-down leap.

Sketch the top half of a female fashion figure with both arms and hands outstretched.

Draw one leg crossing in front of the other. Draw the figure’s feet, making them point downward. Pointing your figure’s hands and feet helps your drawing to fly!

Draw the hair and skirt in motion.

2

Draw a fashion figure who’s kicking up her heel.

Sketch a fashion figure with arms outstretched. Draw the front leg balancing the body while the back leg is bending. Add dancer’s clothing such as a body suit and leggings. Draw the leg open and away from the pelvic region, bending the leg at the knee.

3

Draw a leg stretching far as a fashion figure leaps to the side.

Start with the upper half of a woman’s body and add outstretched arms for movement. Add the lower half of the body with the figure’s left leg bending. Give the bent leg a pointed ballet foot and add some texture to the clothing.

Finish with the other leg facing forward but coming out of the pelvis at a slight angle for movement. Make sure the leg is diagonal. If you draw the leg coming straight out to the side, it can look a tad extreme.

4

Draw a figure who has both arms reaching straight up.

Draw a female fashion figure standing on her toes with her legs crossed. Draw her arms reaching above her head with her hands bending back down. Sketch the figure’s simple clothing lines.

   
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