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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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Charles Hopkinson

Darren R. Rousar   November 15, 2014

Charles Hopkinson was born in 1869, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After graduating from Harvard he began his formal artistic training at the Art Students' League in New York. While at the ASL, he studied cast drawing under Twachtman and the figure under Mowbray.

 
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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.