Friday, March 4, 2011


In order to understand how to draw the figure, it's essential to understand anatomy. Every anatomy class begins with the skeleton. The skeleton is the frame of the human body and muscles are attached to it. Most art classrooms have a real skeleton or two to draw from:

One of the studies that I used to do was to take a photo of someone, create the outline of the person and draw the skeletal structure of the person inside:

Although complicated, without understanding the skeleton, the bones, and the way they move, it is impossible to understand the human body.