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Old 10-08-2005, 08:09 PM
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Re: Human Anatomy Reference figures.

DianaK, couldn't you just hire a model of the body type you want? Even though I normally don't do figurative sculpture, I'm taking a once a week workshop at a local art association to work from a live model in clay. It's fun and there's nothing quite as educational as actual flesh. You can see how it reacts when leaning on a chair or whatnot, something no mannekin of any kind will give you. And the positions a person's body takes have many subtleties that a hard model cannot suggest. The pre-made models are great for understanding proportions and musculature, which are very important, but the final element that makes a figurative piece seem "real" is the behavior of actual warm flesh, muscle and bone.
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