Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Anatomy Reference

"Figure drawing in depth is accomplished with ease and authority only when the student becomes aware of the characteristic body forms. He/She must train his/her eye to see three kinds of forms in the human figure: ovoid forms (egg, ball and barrel masses); column forms (cylinder and cone structures); and spatulate forms (box, slab and wedge blocks). These three kinds of forms should be distinguished from one another and studied separately according to their individual differences. Comparisons should be made with respect to relative shape, with, and length and special emphasis should be placed on variations in bulk, thickness, and volume. This is an approach which seeks to define the body as the harmonious arrangement and interrelationship of its separate and individual defined parts." (Dynamic Figure Drawing. Hogarth, Burne. Page 4)

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