Human Skeleton Study
This illustration was created from observation using a real skeleton. Media used was charcoal, graphite and pencil. Anatomical study is a worthwhile component for all illustrators. Any student lacking experience in drawing the human body is disadvantaged as an artist. Just as a physician must study cadavers to understand the working bodies of patients, artists must be thoroughly familiar with the proportions and anatomy of the nude model and skeleton to create vital, expressive figure paintings, prints, sculptures, and drawings.