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The term can also refer to the act of producing such a drawing. An anecdote related by Pliny describes how Zeuxis reviewed the young women of Agrigentum naked before selecting five whose features he would combine in order to paint an ideal image. Gesture drawing is a warm-up exercise for many artists, although some artists sketch out the gesture as the first step in every figure drawing. These are called gesture poses, and are typically one to three minutes each. Artists take a variety of approaches to drawing the human figure. They may draw from live models or from photographs,  from skeletal models, or from memory and imagination.