The Body

The human body is challenging to render; therefore, it’s important to start with a quick drawing of the basic skeletal structure. The human skeleton can be compared to the wood frame of a house; it supports and affects the figure’s entire form.

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Frontal View

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Torso forms into triangle shape.

The frontal view illustrates the planes of the body which are created from the skeleton’s form. In men’s bodies especially, the torso forms a triangle shape between the shoulder blades and the waist. In women’s torsos, the triangle shape is generally ...

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