Originally Posted by DavidHH
contrary to some posts the contraposta could be a contradiction
I know you are making a joke David but you are right there is a contradiction in Earlís drawing! If you look at the external oblique which sits on the crest of the pelvis as it wraps around the body, you can see Earl has drawn it higher, as it should be, than the opposing external oblique suggesting a contrapposto tilt but the legs and rest of the pelvis are drawn in an opposite tilt. If you were to draw a line between the greater trochanter of both legs you can see this contradiction.
This is what I mean by reading the pose, with a bit of experience with artistic anatomy you can read the visual clues given in a pose by a model to an artist and we the viewer can read the anatomic cues drawn by the artist.
All this means Earl is that it is damn hard to draw the figure and takes a lot of experience as Kevin will tell you and if you peruse his figure drawings that are similar you can see he follows correctly the logic of the pose.