Why study the nude body? Because the human body is the most complex and challenging subject in nature, which allows an artist to learn about a variety of techniques, simply by observing and interpreting this most complex of forms. Gesture drawing or life drawing is a useful tool artists use to sharpen their skills and greater understand the forms they will be regularly drawing, humans! ... However, it's not only for the ability to draw people that you should consider life drawing. You'll also improve your general drawing skills.