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Figure Drawing with Virtual Models: Getting the Most Out of Poser® Figure Artist™ by Les Pardew

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Learning to Be a Figure Artist

Good figure drawing is a conscious effort that takes time, patience, and knowledge. I have often told my students that art is more closely related to an athletic event than it is to an academic endeavor. I believe that art instructors would be better served to think of themselves as coaches than as teachers. Like athletics, art takes very refined physical facility, adeptness, and inspiration.

Physical

Art has a very tactile aspect to its creation. It is a physical act that requires immense dextral control and extreme delicacy. This type of control can only be learned through long practice. Like the athlete, an artist must spend countless hours practicing. The artist needs to learn control and handling of the drawing ...

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