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Animal Body Silhouettes

8 days ago   |   By Gurney Journey

Let's start with basics. An art instruction book from 1862 says "a horse should not be mistaken for a cow, or a pig for a sheep."
Simplified outlines for a horse, cow, sheep, dog, and goat, Charles Weigall, 1862 He presents basic outline shapes for each type of familiar domesticated animal. They are constructed from the same three body parts: the shoulder, the rib mass, and the pelvic area. The cow holds its head lower than the horse, and it's much more bony and angular in the pelvis area.
The dog is the only meat-eater in this group, and his rib cage is consequently smaller and the waist...
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