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The Sight-Size Cast

Darren R. Rousar   December 3, 2016

Contained within just over 300 pages, The Sight-Size Cast has everything you ever wanted to know about Sight-Size cast drawing and painting, impressionistic seeing, and the ways in which many of the ateliers that stem from R. H. Ives Gammell teach those subjects. Available now!

 
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The Eyeballing Game

Darren R. Rousar   March 23, 2017

Mentioned many times on this site is that you will draw better when you have an accurate eye; that learning to draw is actually learning to see. To help you with the process, in early 2016 I wrote an ebook, titled An Accurate Eye. Recently brought to my attention is an online eye accuracy trainer: The Eyeballing Game, that nicely supplements the book's exercises.

 
SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS OF THE PAST
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Sir Henry Raeburn

Darren R. Rousar   June 10, 2013

[Raeburn's] manner of taking his likenesses explains the simplicity and power of his heads. Placing his sitter on the pedestal, he looked at him from the other end of a long room . . . [then] he walked hastily up to the canvas, never looking at his sitter, and put down what he had fixed in his inner eye.

 
PRESENT-DAY SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS
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Justin Hess

Darren R. Rousar   February 22, 2017

Justin Hess, a Florence Academy of Art alumnus, was kind enough to participate in a phone interview the other day. He's an accomplished artist as well as the founder of JHess Studios, a working atelier located in downtown San Francisco.

 

Do you want to learn how to accurately draw, paint, or sculpt?

First, learn to see.

Sight-Size is the best way to learn to see because it allows you to directly, and accurately, compare your artwork to nature
through a visual one-to-one relationship.