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Human Figure Sketches for NIFT Creative Ability Test

Getting your human figures right is key to score well in the NIFT Creative Ability Test. I am sharing some of my practice sketches.

Useful tips for human illustrations.
  • Always see to it that the lines are bold and confident.
  • Proportions are the most important aspect of a human figure.
  • Keep your basics right like the light and dark, perspective etc.
  • Do concentrate on the costume of the human figure.
  • Concentrate on the drapes, colour, design etc. of the costume.
Male figure

Female figure
26 Comments
  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    im gonna appear for nift entrance 2011.. can anyone tell me the exact date of the tests?? i will not be in india for a while so i do not know how else to find out immediately… please let me know asap..

  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    hey am gonna appear for nift entrance 2011…am really scared!!!

    can u pls guide me through d drawing part??as in wat kind of sketches i hav to practice….

  • February 3, 2013

    im gonna apply for nift 2011.
    im really scared.. wat shud i do?
    i ve started with some sketching and maths.
    beginning to look through sum other stuff lyk logic n creative..
    but my only problem is dt m nt able to be spontaneous wid ideas.. pl advice.

  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    i cant join n e coachin….hw 2 prepare

  • February 3, 2013

    @tanvi.. don't worry 🙂
    practice sketching. It need not be beautiful. It just needs to be perfect as I told (the proportions, line drawing and stuff)
    join some coaching classes if you think your are not yet prepared for CAT 🙂

  • February 3, 2013

    Oh God!! I am nowhere near to these sketches..I dont have that good drawing..What do i do??

  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    hello this will be my first sem at nift,delhi.
    I am a girl and wanted to wether a PG or a hoslte will be better and safe for accomodation.
    Plzzz guide me…
    thanking you in advance

  • February 3, 2013

    hey can any 1 help me….
    i have juz passed my 11th n wil be appearing for nift after my 12th so can u just tell me wat all preparations shud i do….coz i dnt knw anything abt d coures n all..plzzz contact me
    jasmeetnanday@yahoo.com

  • February 3, 2013

    ^^
    try practising from basics.
    1. line drawing
    2. perspective
    3. proportion
    4. light n shade
    😉

  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    hey iam worried……

  • divya
    Reply
    February 3, 2013

    I dont have good sketching and seeing your sketches i feel i am far far away from it in all respects.can n please suggest me how should i go about farther for CAT.

  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    ………….hey
    i m going to appear for the nift examination nd i have choosen the programme of BDes. bt i have no any creavite ability.plz advc me.

  • February 3, 2013

    ^^of course!!!
    they help you big time!
    BIG TIME!

  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    hey purushu!!! juz 1 thin??? will previous papers help fo d upcumin exam??

  • February 3, 2013

    ….hey..
    m giving my nift entrance dis feb….n m damn scared….my sketching part r gr8..they r jus ossom bloosm…..by wat i do with maths n g.k….uff..its gonna be really tough..:(

  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    hi
    im giving nift on 20th of this month….. im pretty confident with the MAT exam but CAT seems to b a dicey area with me.. i have sketched human figures before a dozen times but only when i have a ready made figure infront of me.. my proportions go topsy turvy if i have to solely make a sketch.. any tips u can gve me???? reply asap as i dnt have much time

  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    hi…..i have been selected last year but failed in situation………..now i worry a lot…coz i dnt belong to dis back ground ….but i want to be in…..i knw my cat part is quite weak…but gat part is too strng sooo can i look overlook on cat…….no idea of cat….plz help me….thx mikky
    can u tell me sm questions for cat

  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    hey m gonna appear for nift nxt year..cud u help me out wid da typ of ques dey cud b askin in creative ability section??thnxx

  • February 3, 2013

    ^^^
    lol. there are 1000s of other CBSE students giving NIFT entrance 😉 it's same with everyone 😉

    just give your best shot!

  • Khushaly
    Reply
    February 3, 2013

    hey…. i don't live in india…. n i have applied for NIFT 2011… i am really worried as i am appearing for my 12th CBSE boards in March and i don't know how to prepare for the NIFT entrance in FEB…… pls tell me what i can do….. thanx 🙂

  • Anonymous
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    February 3, 2013

    purushu!it would be really nice if u adviced about what exactly should we be sketching?does it have 2 be fashion related or can b anythng we like..and if it is anythng we like cud u give a few e.g off d top of ur head 2 give us an idea! thanks in advance 🙂 oh and for the G.K stuff..do u know of any book as such other than the newspapers??!

  • February 3, 2013

    well. they haven't told the exact dates yet! The dates and application form must be out by november 😉

  • November 30, 2013

    Plz give me some tips about nift exam….

  • February 7, 2014

    hola!…i have applied for NIFT 2014.. i am scared..my exam for the NIFT entrance z on 9th FEB… plz tell me what i can do…im gud wid colors but weak with sketching…..SCARED

  • preksha sood
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    February 5, 2017

    hey .. i need to knw how can we get spontaneous ideas during the exam ..please if uh can help 🙂

  • kiruthika
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    December 17, 2017

    what are the things we should cover in drawing to pass cat test …………………………..

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