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 …

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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 …

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Yvon’s Méthode de Dessin

Darren Rousar – author of the book ‘Cast Drawing – Using the sight Size Approach‘ which I read before I approached my cast drawing of the female bust has found a little treasure and he wants to share it with you. It’s ‘Méthode de Dessin’ by Adolphe Yvon which has been printed in the 19th …

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Video: Cast drawing ‘Ear’

I’ve made a Cast Drawing video. It’s a drawing of the EAR plaster cast that I am offering in my shop and which is currently 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. For this drawing I …

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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 …

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