Accessible and inexpensive, this is one of the few studies to approach figure drawing from a draftsman's perspective. It covers all aspects of sketching the human form with 377 figures depicting nudes of both sexes and all ages from many angles. A final chapter discusses drapery and the folds of garm... read more
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