Monday, September 12, 2011
I suppose I'd have to hope for lazy clients!
Anyway, here are the newest artists to sign up at the Strega venue.
Carrie Perrault (oct)
Bill Mcvey (nov)
Aiden Whitty (dec)
Brian Foster (jan)
Suitcase In Point (feb)
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The Method in a NutshellTo draw like Eugène Delacroix, the student needs some particular materials: cotton gauze stretched on a frame like canvas, and vine charcoal. Look through the gauze at your subject as though through a window. Trace some landmarksonto the gauze, just enough information to get everything in the right place. Details and shading are not required at this point. Place the gauze against a piece of paper and trace your marks again, pushing the charcoal through the weave in the gauze. The image should be on the paper. The details and shading can be completed at this point. The image should look very much like the subject. Copy it on to a new piece of paper, while looking and correcting. When done, hide all the drawings and copy it from memory. Muscle memory will help. Do it quickly before the memory fades. This image will be similar to the original, but will have the flavour and style of the artist.
"This is the only method of drawing which really teaches anything."
With this method as simple as it is ingenious, parents, and teachers, without knowing how to draw themselves, may teach children the art - now as indispensable as reading and writing.
Tracing a drawing or some object in nature through a thin gauze, reproducing the image traced and ascertaining by means of the proof if the reproduction is exact - this is the starting-point of this method which possesses the advantage of disciplining at once the hand and the eye of the pupil, even obliging her to discover and correct her own errors without the aid of a teacher. In Madame Cav駳 studio the proof is the instructor; that is to say, is the truth.
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