58 Include Your Audience

In the last handout (Chapter 56) I spoke a little about tangents. Later, as I was thinking about the subject, it occurred to me that a stationary vantage point such as you get when drawing from the model, may tranquilize you into drawing tangents if they appear before you. The remedy for that kind of entrapment is to assume (mentally) a moving point of view. Don’t think of the model as an immobile bronze statue and that you are chained to your seat. Think of yourself as ubiquitous in that you have the option of altering your view of the pose, or that the model is pliable, and you may move an arm, or whatever, to clarify the pose.

The thing you want to portray is not just the parts of the body, but how the parts of the ...

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