This drawing shows value planes both on the figure and in the fabric. Notice how the breast is made up of several interesting planes of varying sizes and shapes. The same can be said of the thigh, and the shoulder blade. This drawing was done by a student who had just been introduced to the concept of planes, so the number and shapes are limited, but as you become more adept at recognizing planes, you will see that there are many different sides to a form; many different planes. It’s a very geometric approach to figure drawing, but one that I think is beneficial to understanding the three-dimensionality of us humans. Think of the figure as a topographic map, with varying levels, vistas and plateaus. In this way figure drawing can be seen as closely related to the landscape.