Human anatomy: an artist's step-by-step guide to techniques and materials
Experiment with a range of drawing materials, from chalks and charcoal to watercolors and oils, allowing each medium to enhance your work. Understand the body’s structure and how it moves. Develop your skills with a series of exciting projects, including arms, torso and legs, heads, the male and female body, a female reclining, an athlete, and a dancer.
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Materials and Equipment
How the Body Works
torso and legs
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