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Construction Of The Figure

The Art Of Painting - Construction Of The Figure - 6, a brief series of articles on the art of painting and drawing
 
 
Now the feet.
The perspective lines of the stage on which the model was posed are, and should always be, drawn, as well as the block on which the left heel is raised. These are rigid lines, and will indicate for you the relative positions of the feet. Wherever such lines or similar features occur on the ground or the background, make them an essential part of your drawing, and it will help you to get the feet planted.
STUDY TO SHOW THE SHAPES LEFT BETWEEN THE RIGID LINES OF THE SEAT, AND HOW THEY HELP IN DRAWING THE FORESHORTENING OF THE LEGS

It will be of some assistance to you while constructing your figure, and particularly in going
over the ground a second time, to indicate all decided shadows, marked half-tones, and internal drawing, the better to judge your proportion and prove the correctness of your outline.



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