Monday, July 23, 2012

Exercising the Eye and Hand



Not too long ago I ordered the famous Bargue Drawing Course. It was popular in its day (late 1860s) and it's famous now because people like Van Gogh and Picasso did it. Vincent apparently did it twice - you can search his letters and find references to it.

I've enjoyed the opportunity to get some basic drawing skill practice in. Another couple "simple" plates like the ones above - line drawings - and then we move on to more modelling!



6 comments:

Teresa said...

Gosh, Rose... these are wonderful drawings!

Rose Welty said...

Thanks Teresa - hopefully I can stick with it and learn a fair bit. It's basically a book of drawings to copy with increasing complexity. The drawings are all classic sculpture, so it's good anatomy practice as well as just good practice in seeing the right angles an proportions and translating them to paper.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice drawings :D

going to put that book on my wishlist, looks interesting :)

Rose Welty said...

Thanks Jen it is pricey but the book is well made and worth it I think.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

These look excellent, Rose! I've never heard of that course, but will look into it. I'd love to improve my people drawing skills. Your pencil work is always like a painting.

Rose Welty said...

Thanks Regina. Hope you are settling in. I'm also hoping at some point we can meet up and do some sketching!