Many artists find it helpful to practice freehand figure drawing with a visual reference. A common tool is the wooden mannequin, which is typically small enough to rest on a desk or tabletop and features jointed, adjustable segments. Available in a variety of types—the male and female human form, individual body parts, and animals—mannequins are designed to help artists see how pieces of a whole relate to each other. They enable better understanding of organic shapes, poses, and motions. Find the best mannequin for your studio with the help of our reviews of five favorites, below.
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