G The back view of a pair of female legs (1), drawn in coloured inks, shows the full stretch of the thigh and calf muscles and gives a good idea of ideal proportions. The other two sets of legs show very clearly the appearance of bent knees - in one case, a large bulky shape (2), and in the other example, the way the two legs curve softly around each other when they are lying across each other (3). Notice how the calf muscle of the upper leg forms itself around the thigh muscle of the one beneath.


Drawing the parts of the human body is never a waste of your artistic time. It will teach you more about drawing than any other kind of drawing that you can think of. It is at one and the same time the most difficult and the most satisfying exercise and will help you to become an efficient draughtsman quicker than any other kind of work.

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