Find figurative painting lessons, instructors, and classes on HeyKiki and learn how to do figurative painting. Figurative painting is, like its name, the artistic depiction of the "figure," whatever that may be; usually, the concentration is on the human body. There are numerous elements that go into the composition of figurative painting - lines, geometry, texture, light/dark contrast to name a few - and the study of drawing one another has been around for millennia. The Greeks, as historians agree, were the first to master the figurative painting method and push its popularity to the forefront. So grab a brush and start painting!