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Charcoal pencil, acrylic paint and fineliner

Duration: 60 minutes (original sketch)

An écorché (french: "flayed") is a technique where an artist uses soft tissue landmarks (e.g. curvature of muscles) to determine the underlying musculature and skeleton of the subject. After finishing my sketch I overlayed tracing paper and drew my Subjects outline before then sketching the outlines of muscles and bone. Once this was complete, I overlayed a sheet of acetate and painted them in with acrylic paint and fineliner. This allowed me to reveal the original sketch the ecorche without damaging either.

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Graphite pencil

Duration: 60 minutes

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Charcoal pencil and Conté crayon on newsprint

Duration: 5 minutes

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Charcoal pencil and graphite

Duration: 40 minutes (original sketch)

An écorché (french: "flayed") is a technique where an artist uses soft tissue landmarks (e.g. curvature of muscles) to determine the underlying musculature and skeleton of the subject. After finishing my sketch I overlayed tracing paper and drew the underlying bone; using tracing paper allowed me to preserve the original sketch whilst allowing viewers to overlay the skeleton.