Figure Drawing, Continued
Foreshortening is the visible distortion in width and length of an object when
viewed in perspective. An object slanting toward or away from the viewer
seems to diminish in size and change shape. Keen observation and practice
are keys to determining the amount of foreshortening required to realistically
Figure 3-38 shows foreshortened cylinders.
Figure 3-39 shows a foreshortened arm.
Figure 3-39.Human figure with