Gilbert Stuart was one of America's great portrait painters. This self portrait was done while Stuart was in England, studying with another American ex-patriot painter, Benjamin West.
Having a picture plane which is not perpendicular to your line of sight causes size issues. Fortunately, most ateliers that teach Sight-Size make sure that their students set up their easels vertically, with the picture plane perpendicular to the floor and to their line of sight. But what happens when you draw on a drawing board which is titled?
Darren R. Rousar began formal classical art training when he was 16 years old. He has been teaching Sight-Size for over 30 years, to students from age 8 to their mid-80s. Darren is the author of three books, two of which are based on Sight-Size.
Do you want to learn how to accurately draw, paint, or sculpt?
Sight-Size is the best way to do that because it allows you to directly compare your artwork to nature.
The result is a visually accurate 1:1 comparison.
Educate the eye before you educate the hand. The hand will become cunning soon enough when the eye has learned to see, whereas if the hand be educated before the eye one may never see.
Sight-Size.com exists to help you learn to see.
And, by extension, to draw, paint, and sculpt.
-Darren R. Rousar
Darren provides helpful tips that only an active, involved teacher can provide. It's clear he has worked with students who tackle the problems he addresses when learning to see values and shapes correctly. Each problem is addressed with a solution, helpful tips and encouraging advice.
Darren R. Rousar is a master teacher and made the whole process so simple and easy. Everything you need to get started is right here.
What you will learn from Rousar is a way of drawing that is focused and sure. It is like having him there beside you as he walks you through an approach to skill development in drawing. He is one of those rare teachers, formed from the studio tradition, who understands the how and why, and can explain it and do it.