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1. This arm with the hand resting on the hip, shows clearly the main shape, including the large muscles in the upper arm and the delicacy of the wrist.

2. With the arm raised and the elbow closer to the viewer, the forearm looks bigger than the upper arm, which is foreshortened.

1. This arm with the hand resting on the hip, shows clearly the main shape, including the large muscles in the upper arm and the delicacy of the wrist.

2. With the arm raised and the elbow closer to the viewer, the forearm looks bigger than the upper arm, which is foreshortened.

3. One thing is clear, the arm is larger in section nearer the body and thinner further away, towards the extremities. The only time this appears not to be so is through foreshortening, when a thinner section, such as the wrist, can seem as thick as the bicep, due to the effect of perspective.

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