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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!

 
SIGHT-SIZE ARTICLES
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Modeling: Value Over Form

Darren R. Rousar   September 20, 2017

Most Sight-Size trained artists model using the value over form approach. Modeling in this way helps the artist maintain the big-look (which is representing the image as a whole ensemble), as well as the unity of effect. This approach naturally reduces the chance of falling into piecemeal seeing.

 
SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS OF THE PAST
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Lord Leighton

Darren R. Rousar   May 28, 2013

Sickert's instructions for how to go about drawing the figure, attributed to Lord Leighton, are textbook sight-size. True enough, putting your easel eighteen feet away from the model and then standing an arm's length away from it, results a seven to ten inch figure.

 
PRESENT-DAY SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS
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Urban Larsson

Darren R. Rousar   December 20, 2015

Urban is a Swedish artist and a friend from well over twenty years ago. We attended Studio Cecil-Graves together in Florence and were briefly roommates. Since that time he has gone on to make quite a name for himself in the world of European portraiture.

 

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.