Why all artists should have naked ambition
Shadows and skin texture, the way the limbs move, extend. Every pose or position, reveals a whole new composition

It’s a question I am often asked, “why do artists draw from the nude”.

Shadows and skin texture, the way the limbs move, extend. Every pose or position, reveals a whole new composition
The short answer is, the human figure offers all the complexities an artist needs to learn in order to be able to conquer any drawing subject.

But why? Well, the longer answer goes like this…

Every time a model makes a move, there’s something to learn and work on. Shadows and skin texture, the way the limbs move, extend. Every pose or position, reveals a whole new composition, and another focus for a drawing. A great range of movement is possible, right in front of you, which combined with the anatomical and structural complexity of the body, make particular demands on us when we draw. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC

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