Superficial Muscle

This drawing of the whole figure (see page 142) goes much further than the pure outline of the previous illustrations.

In the previous illustrations, the form is only suggested by the convex outlines, but in this drawing the superficial muscle - i.e. the muscle that lies just below the surface of the skin - is not only implied but also drawn much more conclusively.

In the next illustration (see page 142) we can see that the artist Egon Schiele has used the line to express the opposite effect to that of frailty and fragility. He has done this by putting less of an emphasis on the convex and more of an emphasis on the concave lines. We can immediately see that the form in these circumstances tends to be denied. This, however, does not make one drawing better than the other. Both are expressions of what

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