45 – Maybe my biology degree has helped
As I plan the positions and appearances of the structures in my landscape, I need to think about people in the same way. The human figure is a most recognizable shape, so it’s got to be fairly accurate. I was a biology major in college so no wonder that skeletons and musculature are fascinating to me. (I was too squeamish to pursue medical fields, so I concentrated more on botany.) Detailed anatomical drawings are helpful to look while doing figure studies to understand where and why the body has distinct contours.
Image source: Skeletons and écorché figures in various positions, with proportions marked. Line engraving by G.F. Ferrero, 1845.
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