All about the Academic Cast Drawing – The best resources

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Cast Drawing is an excellent exercise for painting realistically. It teaches you to see form in three dimensions and transfer it to a two dimensional surface – the drawing paper. Cast Drawing is the following step in learning classical art after having practised the Bargue Drawings. Below is a collection of the most valuable resources … Read more

Best art supplies for your art training: The Classical Atelier Shop

Classical Art Student

I felt left alone When I started to take an interest in classical painting, I unfortunately couldn’t find the right books for it. Neither in normal libraries nor in dedicated art supplies shops. Classical painting didn’t seem to be an issue. So in the end I bought books that spoke of classical painting in their … Read more

Get a free Planes of the Head sculpture

Free Planes of the head

There are several ‘Planes of the Head’ on the the market but this one is absolutely free! Ok, at least it will cost you only four sheets of paper, some glue, printer ink and 2-3 hours working time. Compared to the 115$ that an original Asaro head costs this is practically nothing! What is a … Read more

Get the most out of your investment

3 for 1 – Buy one face cast and get three! I know, plaster casts – expecially the busts – are a very expensive investment. And what if you would like to make two cast drawings with a face? As a student you don’t really need the decorative aspect that a bust brings but rather serving … Read more

The IKEA HISTORISK sketchbook and their takeaway pencil

IKEA HISTORISK Sketch book

IKEA not only has furniture I often use the HISTORISK Sketch book from IKEA for it has a slightly tinted and smooth paper, which I like very much. IKEA has them in two sizes (20 x 15 cm and 14 x 10 cm). They come in different cover colors and have nice ink illustrations on the front and … Read more