The first book of its kind, Cast Drawing Using the Sight-Size Approach teaches the student a systematic way to meet the challenges of drawing. Traditionally taught in classical art ateliers, Sight-Size is an approach to drawing and painting from life. It is through cast drawing that the basics of Sight-Size are learned. This approach is readily adaptable to other disciplines such as portraiture, still life, interiors, landscape and figurative painting.
After cast drawing, cast painting is the next step for the student at many classical art ateliers. Cast Painting Using the Sight-Size Approach provides the student with all of the necessary information to succeed at Sight-Size cast painting in oil. In addition to teaching the theory and processes involved in cast painting, Cast Painting Using the Sight-Size Approach also has sections on materials and stretching canvas as well as a short commentary on the "unity of effect" with selections from R.A.M. Stevenson's 1895 edition of Velasquez.
For those who prefer to be taught through sight and sound, the DVD, Sight-Size and the Art of Seeing, presents the complete cast drawing instruction described in its companion volume, Cast Drawing Using the Sight-Size Approach. Also on the DVD is a section discussing some of the history of Sight-Size.
Sight-Size and the Art of Seeing teaches the viewer an approach to seeing that does not rely on recipes for "how to draw this or that." Once understood and practiced, Sight-Size enables the student and professional artist alike to draw, paint or sculpt anything that they can see before them.
If you think about it, all life drawing and painting is at some point being done from the artist's memory, even if that memory is only a few seconds old. Every time the artist takes their eyes off of the model or scene and looks at their paper or canvas, their visual memory is involved. What if that artist's visual memory was highly trained? That artist might need the model for a shorter period of time, or she might have a more productive time when the model is in pose.
Memory Drawing: Perceptual Training and Recall exists to guide you in doing just that. It will also help you improve your abilities to remember fleeting effects, seize essentials, and even enhance your imagination.
The best way to develop an accurate eye
is by deliberately practicing discrete skills. An Accurate Eye:
Learn to Draw Better by Learning to See Better contains over two-dozen practical exercises suitable for everyone who wants to improve their visual accuracy.