Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Natural Way to Draw

In 1970 I recieved a gift copy of Kimon Nicolaides The Natural Way to Draw. The book sets up fifteen hour a week schedules for drawing. It took me several years to have the confidence to start. Once I began I quickly became dedicated to completing each exercise in this wonderfully rich book.

The idea is to work from life and/or using the live model which often I did. Though living out of the loop, as I did during that time, I also freely used the Domonkas Library art book collection...that's what I did here:

These three memory studies after Diego Rivera were done on freezer wrap paper with woodstove charcoal in 1978.

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