Human body drawings are most meaningful when they disagree with theory.

artist sketch of human body proportions

Human meaningful volumes are mathematical, without ideal body proportions.

And learning to spot them may help you. You begin to see why artists resort to cutting corners.

The model sees things that others donít see.

Drawing tutorials are admirable things, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Alberto Giacometti>

How is the human body meaningful?

How to draw human figure ?

"Everybody has a theory of proportions of the human body but no artist ever see things as they really are."

First rule : The pubis is at mid-height of the average adult figure which is the meat of drawings.

the human figure tutorial

Body proportion in art is just half of the problem.

drawing tutorial

Human body drawing as a method (Jean Cousin)

When you look at a portrait and the face is exactly the same to every detail is that art or is it just boring?

Lucian Freud

proportions of the human body

Body proportion poses both a question and an answer for the cool artists (needing images of odalisques).

There are two cardinal rules to figure drawing : making life being art and making artworks being fun. Regarding models, regardless of their motivations, craziness creates a sense of order.

meaningful craziness consistent with the claim of insanity

Art is good of it contains significant formalism.