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

Anatomy of a Bodybuilder – A perfect learning tool for artists

Anatomy of a bodybuilder

Weight training and Bodybuilding play an important role for me as long as I can remember. I early learned about muscular anatomy through the magazines and my own experience. Bodybuilders and artists have a lot in common: both strive for an aesthetic beauty through painstaking work. As I wrote in my post about learning anatomy … Read more

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

Save hundreds on studio equipment! Color charts on a budget

Save 781.50€ on studio equipment!…..What? Recently I talked about the Munsell color system which in brief is a system based on the three qualities of color – hue, value and chroma which helps you in judging color. As an artist you will need to know what colors to mix for your subject and which paints to … Read more