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The Sight-Size Cast

Darren R. Rousar   December 3, 2016

On or around December 22 I am releasing my latest ebook, The Sight-Size Cast. Contained within its nearly 300 pages is everything you ever wanted to know about Sight-Size cast drawing and painting, impressionist seeing, and the ways in which many of the ateliers that stem from R. H. Ives Gammell teach those subjects.

 
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Mr. Gammell And The Cast

Darren R. Rousar   December 7, 2016

Gammell taught his students how to see by having them draw plaster casts in Sight-Size. To do so they were to follow specific and progressive steps. Each succeeding step led logically to the next, resulting in a finished cast drawing that was seen and rendered as a whole. This article more fully explores his cast drawing process.

 
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Gari Melchers

Darren R. Rousar   September 14, 2013

Jules Garibaldi (Gari) Melchers, like John Singer Sargent, was one of those late nineteenth-century American painters who spent years abroad perfecting their craft and establishing their career.

 
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Richard Whitney

Darren R. Rousar   October 4, 2015

The subjects in Richard Whitney's portraits seem as if they are alive, they are masterfully done, without being overly rendered or colored. He is a prolific landscape painter as well and nobody paints spring tree buds and apple blossoms like he does.

 

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.