The human form has captivated artists for ages, but its unique and subtle characteristics can pose quite a challenge to even more experienced artists. In this beginner's guide, fine artist Ken Goldman offers the perfect introduction to the fundamentals of human anatomy as applied to figure drawing. You will find clear instructions and beautiful drawings that make it easy to understand basic anatomical principles. The author also explores how to apply this knowledge to drawing, showing through several step-by-step demonstrations how to develop shadows and highlights that define form in a figure drawing. Basic Anatomy and Figure Drawing is a valuable resource for artists of all skill levels, and a guide that will be referenced time and again.