Drawing the Nude is an exciting approach to drawing the human body. Divided into three parts, on structure, anatomy and observation, it introduces a set of principles and develops a treasury of ideas for the artist to follow. Whilst recognizing the importance of observation, it focuses more on a conceptual understanding of the construction of the body in anatomical terms. In doing so, it encourages the cultivation of more informed observation and accommodates those who work from memory, imagination and invention.
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Stuart Elliot is an artist, writer and lecturer. He teaches figure drawing and anatomy, and lectures on the history and theory of art at Central St Martins in London. He exhibits his paintings internationally and also writes about contemporary art.