Free Planes of the head

Get a free Planes of the Head sculpture

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 ‘Planes of the Head’ actually good for? Such a head sculpture shows you the simplified planes of the head. Please read the following pages for further information on how useful … Read more

The best free resources on learning classical art at home!

The internet offers everything you need to learn classical painting for free – at least that’s my claim. What is taught in the classical painting schools is now passed on free of charge on the Internet by the former students. The painting schools live from the income of the tuition fees and the former students live from the advertising income through the publication of their free resources. The pressure or compulsion to attract more and more attention in order to stand out from the competition … Read more

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 century and holds no copyrights anymore. So Darren is giving his scans to the public and asking people to help translating it from french to english. This book is one … Read more

25% off Scott Waddell’s videos and win one of two artworks

If you read my blog on a regular basis you propably know Scott Waddell. I’ve written two blog posts on him to date (1, 2) and this is the third one. Not because we have some kind of contract and this is his promotional platform 🙂 but rather because he is offering much for little money – all for your benefit and I’d like to share it! This time you can save 25% on all his instructional videos by entering the code ‘25videos‘ into the … Read more

Artist William Whitaker (1943-2018)

Having a mentor can be a great benefit for your artistic skills. Since I started to be interested in oil painting about 15 years ago I’ve had two people I would consider as mentors to whom I had contact and from whom I could learn from – artists Lienhard Pallast and Michael Milosevic. For many young artists in the online community William Whitaker was kind of a mentor. He was always generous with his knowledge and encouragement. I myself also regarded him as a kind … Read more