Concentrating on mastering the key concepts of drawing that will make a drawing come alive in his own, unique and perceptive, way Nicolaides focuses on teaching how a student can convey gesture and action, expression and feeling in their work. Consisting of 64 exercises that are intended to be studies over the course of a year, each section will develop earlier skills and is a constructive way for the student to begin to look at people and objects in a fresh way that will be the foundation of their drawing.
Extensively illustrated with reproductions of the work of the Old Masters (including Raphael, Titian, Rubens) to the work of Van Gogh and Picasso, as well as the work of his students, which demonstrate the development a young artist can achieve through following this guide.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 235 x 175 x 15 mm
Renowned art teacher Kimon Nicolaides (explores) a system for teaching how to draw that anyone can follow... Used by thousands of students looking to improve their drawing skills. -- Times Educational Supplement * . *
Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see,' claims Kimon Nicolaides in his seminal how-to book... (a) masterpiece. -- Camden New Journal * . *
If your New Year's resolution is to improve your draughtsmanship... Kimon Nicolaides 'The Natural Way to Draw is a sure bet... Instructive chapters devoted to drapery and muscles will improve your technique no end. -- Artists & Illustrators * . *