Category: Figure Drawing & Painting

Charles Bargue Drawing Method

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In this post, we’ll talk about the Bargue Method and we´ll show you in our How-to-do section how to learn drawing, using his technique. The French painter and lithographer Charles Bargue (1826-1883), with the help of Jean-Léon Gérôme (184-1904), who was one of the most important French sculptors and painters of the 19th century and […]

Online Course vs. Academy

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If you want to learn how to paint and draw, you need to use the existing learning resources. Online course or art academy? Those, who are looking for an answer on the internet, will sooner or later find an offer for an online course. But what distinguishes an online course from an art academy? What […]

Drawing From Life or a Photo: Which Is Better?

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Drawing models is a method that has been tested for centuries, used to improve the artist own drawing skills. Drawing from life or photo? Drawing models really trains the eye and is one of the most difficult artistic disciplines. Since the model may move and can be seen from any angle, it is much more […]

Learn life drawing and painting

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Life drawing and painting are about representing the human body in all its shapes and forms. The representation of the naked body is a difficult but, at the same time, enormously important artistic task. You get to know the proportions and the anatomy of the human body and how to portray them. In addition, you […]

Life drawing and painting

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Life drawing and painting: playing with the human proportions When life drawing and painting we concentrate intensively on the human body. Each and every person is unique, and the same is true for their bodies. Through the artistic staging and the interaction of light and shadow we can observe every single parts and characteristic of […]

How to draw the human body?

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Life drawing Artists throughout history have been fascinated with the human figure. Learning to draw the human form can be intimidating. However, the gender or the appearance of the model is irrelevant. These things don´t matter. The whole point of life drawing is a pure confrontation with the human body. It´s about anatomical structure, movement, […]