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

Mannequins as nude models

Learning human anatomy is an important part of the study in classical art. Drawing a nude model not only teaches you skills in patient rendering but also anatomy. In the Academy you work on one single nude drawing for up to 6 weeks with a total of  ~50-60 hours ending up super realistic. See here a … 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

Squint your eyes!

Squinting helps us to seperate the lights from the darks and allows us to see larger relationships. You’ll need that for judging composition, values and shapes. If you want to judge the value of a given color you’ll sometimes have a hard time doing so because color distracts us from the value. But when you … Read more