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This practical handbook gives art students a comprehensive guide to human anatomy, offering instruction in a wide range of media that includes pencils, inks, pastel chalks, charcoal, and crayons. The author presents step by step projects designed to build art students confidence as they progress from easy to advanced techniques, and discusses common mistakes with suggested methods to correct them. She also advises on the use of maquettes,miniature mannequins with flexible body joints, as a practical substitute when a live sitter is unavailable, or when a pose is difficult for models to maintain for lengthy periods. The books primary purpose is to give students an understanding of how the human body is constructed by demonstrating a wide variety of natural poses and presenting exercises for each of them. Handsome and instructive color illustrations on most pages.