The Lower Limbs Balance and Formation (Plate 14).

These forms are based on the onion shape (Fig. 2).

In profile view the outer ankle falls under the dimple in the thigh (Fig. 1 ; see dotted line).

Inner ankle falls into middle line of figure (see Fig. 3, dotted line), when full front view.

In the female, the knee comes very near to the middle line, owing to the larger size of knee than is seen in the male, whose line of direction is straighter from thigh to ankle.

The female leg is not so muscular as the male, and has a soft rounded appearance. The knee must be drawn in gracefully with the flowing lines of the muscles and must not look as if it were a thing apart.

Owing to the greater width of thigh, the female leg has a tapering appearance to the ankle, which is small in comparison. The bones come very near the surface in both knee and ankle, marking their outlines on the flesh.

Front Muscles and Bones (Plate 15).

Bones of the leg (Fig. 4) are as follows

Femur, the angle of its head being about 1250 in adults, and more oblique in the female than in the male. It varies at different ages, causing a wide thigh on elderly matrons (see E for child, adult, and old age). Its head, starting from the outer fine of the body, close to the flesh, falls obliquely towards the knee.

Patella (the knee-cap). This is shown in action at A, when its head always directs to the middle of figure. It

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