The human figure is a classic artistic subject - beautiful, inspiring, and challenging to draw. This sourcebook shows the many ways of seeing the figure and offers instruction, advice, and visual inspiration. Also included are tips and techniques on proportion, basic anatomy, and the details of the human form. There is an invaluable photographic reference source for a variety of poses and features. A gallery of images - the "Index of Possibilities" - illustrates how many artists and cultures have depicted the figure through the ages. This book will help you to shape your own approach and individual style, and allow you to better understand and portray the human body.