Understanding Anatomy: Drawing the Leg

Our legs are the pillars upon which we stand. They afford us independent mobility, and our ability to walk, run, and jump is synonymous with our sense of personal autonomy. To use legs expressively in our work, we have to be able to draw them in a multitude of positions and from every possible angle. In order to do this, we must first understand the structure of the leg, both inside and out.

Originally published March 2007 in Drawing Magazine.