Figure Drawing, Continued
Composite figure drawing is beneficial when drawing dynamic figures
drawings of the
(figures in extreme action positions), figures under stress or strain, and well-
developed realistic figures. A composite drawing is drawing in layers.
Starting with the bone structure, add musculature, and finally, add skin
covering. Drawing the figure through composite drawing develops an
understanding of the distinct effect on the outward appearance of mass,
structure, and carriage. The base drawing is bone structure. You can draw
the next layer directly over the bone drawing or place an overlay (in
registration) over the base drawing to draw musculature. The final drawing
is a contour or outline of the skin surface as it covers the mass of bone and
Figure 3-31 illustrates the steps of drawing a composite figure.
Figure 3-31.Composite drawing.
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