Doing model drawing classes regularly is crucial for any artist. An important reason to keep doing it is to remind yourself how different we all look. You develop mannerisms if you don’t draw from a model for a while. You draw every figure with the same nose, the same hands, et cetera. Drawing from changing live models reminds you how different we all are.
And you learn anatomy, how to put a pose on the page so it fits and doesn’t topple, practice perspective, get proportions right, and understand underlying form.
And it’s fun.
The website Line Of Action (formerly Pixelovely) is a website that simulates such a model drawing class. Best of all, it’s free!
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