Female life drawing refers to the practice of drawing or painting based on a nude female body that poses during the process. Life drawing is one of the most fundamental and enduring practices in art since the challenge of representing the human form has not changed since the days of the old masters.
It is regarded as a standard in art practice because many artists consider representing the human body accurately to be one of the most difficult things to achieve – even more so, according to some, in the case of drawing the female form. Even the slightest error in proportion or position can be easily identified by even the most casual observer. It is a practice that artists return to throughout their artistic lives and is also a good exercise for art students starting out in their careers.