Art Anatomy

A Note on the Last Forms

The foot, hand, and head are of a greater order of complexity than the rest of the body. This complexity, plus the expressive potential of the hand and head, make the drawing of these forms a great challenge.

It should be kept in mind that most of their structure is skeletal; that while the thigh, for example, is a long rod buried under thick layers of muscle, the foot, hand, and head evince their skeletal features throughout. Therefore these features will be discussed in detail before moving on to the muscles and tendons.

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