Look at Botticelli and Raphael

The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli, c. 1482–1486 tempera on canvas 172.5 cm × 278.5 cm (67.9 in × 109.6 in) Uffizi, Florence

The Birth of Venus
Sandro Botticelli, c. 1482–1486
tempera on canvas
172.5 cm × 278.5 cm (67.9 in × 109.6 in)
Uffizi, Florence

Class notes from Drawing the Figure in Space with Elizabeth Rupprecht, SAIC, 1991

Look at feet & hands like Raphael or Botticelli:

With cubism, the grid should be 3D

Mark an X for direction.

With cubism, grid should be 3D, not 2D.

Raphael - The School of Athens
The School of Athens
Raphael
1509–1510
Fresco

500 × 770 cm

 

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