Anatomy tools

In order to paint a figure correctly you need to know about anatomy – where the muscles are originated, how they work and which bones they move. To just look at what you see is not enough – you’ll need a thorough understanding of anatomy. It is not necessary to be able to name every … Read more

Got no drawing casts? Just use your city’s monuments!

What’s the advantage of an anatomical drawing cast compared with a real model out of flesh and blood? It holds perfectly still, always has time, has no color distracting you while you just want to study drawing and they charge no money. There are anatomical drawing casts available out there (for example here for those of … Read more

The noobs guide to observational drawing

If you are new to drawing you propably have some dificulties with drawing what you see. You rather draw the idealized  image that you have in mind ‒ let´s say you are to draw an eye of a person. If you are new to drawing you would draw the image of a stereotype eye that … Read more

Bargue Drawing

BARGUE DRAWING TUTORIAL Learning to see in two dimensions The student in a classical atelier starts by copying two dimensional references. Since the 19th century the ateliers use the references by Charles Bargue. This exercise can easily be done at home – even in a very small room and with a regular room light. Needed … Read more

Foundation

To be able to paint realistically it is essential to be able to draw realistically. Many ongoing Artists slip up doing the more complex subject of painting too early without having profound education in drawing – the easier accomplished skill. Drawing trains the eyes. Practising drawing trains perception to a high degree and sets the … Read more