How to sculpt your own Écorché anatomy figure

Ecor… what? Écorché! The classical ateliers also offer – besides drawing and painting classes – sculpting classes where you are taught anatomy either with an écorché figure or a nude figure (see here their Facebook photos with lots of sculpures!). Écorché simply means flaying/skinning. An écorché figure is a sculpture where the bones and muscles are visible. Here … Read more

Video: Cast drawing ‘Ear’

I’ve made a video for my website www.cast-drawing.com It’s a cast drawing of the ear plaster cast that I am offering in my shop and which is the best selling product of them (besides the skull). You can also see this ear in a drawing by Heather – I wrote about it here. Another cast … Read more

Artist William Whitaker (1943-2018)

Having a mentor can be a great benefit for your artistic skills. Since I started to be interested in oil painting about 15 years ago I’ve had two people I would consider as mentors to whom I had contact and from whom I could learn from – artists Lienhard Pallast and Michael Milosevic. For many … Read more

I am not alone

In July I posted a list of blogs of professional artists and art schools which I find useful and informative for those learning classical art at home. But there are also blogs in the internet by other self teaching people just like me. For example this is Heather’s blog and I must say she is … Read more

Practising nude drawing

I recently posted a link to a wonderful website which offers HiRes pictures of posing nudes on my Facebook channel. Check this website out: http://www.posespace.com And also this one: http://www.female-anatomy-for-artist.com/site/index With the pose tool (http://www.posespace.com/posetool/Default.aspx) you can see all of their model’s poses. As a non-member these are low-res photos and as a paying member you have access … Read more