How to Draw legs

Lower Limbs/Legs are comprised of two major parts; the thigh (where the quadriceps and hamstrings are located) and the calves. The thigh is longer than the calf and the calf muscles extend from just behind the knee to the Achilles heel. The knee is a rounded joint that adjoins these two parts.

Women's lower limbs narrow as they approach the knee and the ankle. In comparison to a male's lower limbs, the knee should only stand out slightly. Although leg muscles are understated in women, calf muscles will be more pronounced when subject is wearing high heals.

Exercise: Carefully recreate the following nude contour sketch placing special attention to the location of the spine and line of the hips and shoulders.

Other pages of interest

How to draw feet
Drawing the pelvis, buttocks and arms
How to draw hands
How to draw legs
how to draw: Shoulders and torso