Without a shadow box, your light control options are limited to how you position your light source and how you position your objects. With a shadow box, you can control this. You can also produce some interesting background shapes which will give you further opportunities to learn to see.
Instruction in Sight-Size
Sight-Size is as much about learning to draw and paint what you see as it is about actually drawing and painting. This collection of articles provides a wealth of information on the subject.
While there was a time when chalk was preferred, charcoal is the now most common drawing medium used in ateliers. In fact, it is one of man’s earliest drawing mediums, as evidenced by many cave drawings as well as the ease with which simple charcoal can be produced – the remains of a campfire.
The still life stand is the most common piece of studio equipment found in today’s ateliers. Although designs vary, the basic function remains the same – to provide a stable support for casts and still life objects.
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You can learn cast drawing in Sight-Size at home!
Learning how to accurately see, as well as draw, is best done through cast drawing in Sight-Size. Ateliers exist worldwide to help you do that. But what if you cannot attend an atelier? Or, perhaps you're already in an atelier and would like to supplement that training? I can help.