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Find free information on classical painting techniques and learn how to paint like the Old Masters without attending an expensive art class!

Traditional art classes at academies cost thousands and since artists are always on a budget - at least this is what is said - paying for an art course can be difficult or impossible. This website aims to replace the art teacher or master for your self-study at home!
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Get a free Planes of the Head sculpture

Free Planes of the head

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 …

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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 …

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Munsell Color Charts PDF to print at Home

Print Munsell color with your printer - PDF

“Thank you for making this product available, it’s very useful!” Florent Farges – www.florentfarges.com Color references are often very pricey. In my blog post “Save hundreds on studio equipment!” I showed you how I made my own color charts. In the end this can literally save you hundreds of (insert your currency here). And in “Mixing Neutrals” …

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Instructional Video “Portraits in the Wild” by James Gurney

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I find portraits the most challenging subjects since you need to capture the likeness of the person whereas a tree is always a tree. To paint a particular person you need to take extra care. On business fairs I drew many many portraits using smartphones or tablets with a pressure sensitive stylus pen. With modern …

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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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