Figure Drawing, Continued
When drawing composite drawings of male and female figures, notice that
drawings of the
the bones of the female figure are smaller and smoother. Her pelvis is wider
than her rib cage. The female figure has a shorter, straighter collarbone
resulting in narrow, sloping shoulders and a long neck. The male figure has
a larger skull and an overall larger bone structure than the female.
breastbone is longer and his pelvis is narrow, deep and approximately the
same width as his rib cage. The rib cage of the male figure is short as is the
distance between the rib cage and pelvis as a result, the male torso appears
shorter than that of a female.
Figure 3-33 identifies the bone structure of male and female figures and
shows the relative difference in size.
Figure 3-33.Differences in bone structure
for male and female forms.
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