Some of the greatest works of art have been inspired by the nude and it is still one of the most popular subjects for artists. An Introduction to Drawing the Nude will be useful to art students and amateur artists alike. The initial chapters outline all the basic information - the materials you will need, the anatomy and proportions of the male and female form and exercises to help your hand and eye coordination. Further chapters explain how to observe he balance of a figure and draw from the balance line, how to convey movement in a drawing, judge perspective and deal with foreshortening. The effect of light falling on the figure is an important element in any composition and there is information on techniques for representing this, using different media. There are also individual chapters on drawing the head, hands and feet. All the main techniques are demonstrated with step-by-step sequences to show how a drawing progresses. This is an invaluable book which explains clearly the principles behind drawing the nude. In addition it provides plenty of practical information to enable artists to explore all the possibilities of life drawing and build up a wide range of skills.