I have spent many hours reading the lines in the drawings here, copying using the sight-size method described within and practiced by art students through the late s If you want to study figurative drawing, look up Bargue drawings on YouTube to see what sight-size technique is about, then google for the No point in reading this unless you are reading with charcoal in your hand. If you want to study figurative drawing, look up Bargue drawings on YouTube to see what sight-size technique is about, then google for the print-resolution downloadable pdf of the images, and then get the book and get started. I recommend buying the book and not just downloading the PDFs because the print quality is excellent and the explanatory text is worth reading.

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JoJosho Though I have only gotten through the first few drawings, this is probably the best way to learn drawing if you cannot take part in atelier training. Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome: I have just started using this course after drawing and painting most of my life, and feel that it will be very beneficial. The review below is quite critical of some aspects of the book, partly as a result of bxrgue frustrationI was experiencing at the time.

More of a really worthwhile addition. In order to redress the balance somewhat, I would like to point out, as I have in various other pages on this site, that this book has been an absolute godsend in my ongoing efforts to train myself to draw. I have bought so many learn to draw books but this one actually changes the way you see. Just so the Prof. Good in places, but not much detail. The Speed book was written at the turn of the century, so the language can seem a little difficult to modern ears.

That idea drawwing informs everything I do. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Gerald Ackerman was born in California. They have staining and other signs of age that make the process of drawing them accurately much more difficult than it should be.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Charles Bargue This book is a reproduction of the entire Bargue drawing course, together with some extra information about Bargue himself and a few other tidbits, including excellent coverage of the technique of sight size drawing.

According to the introduction of this publication, there were a few competitors on the market at the time, but the Bargue course had something extra going for it. I have added to the research as added information the printing of your post. Secondly, Graydon has told me since writing this that they did want to have at least some of the plates included loose-leaf in the original size, but it was a no go with the publisher.

Watch these videos on youtube to learn This volume will be of great interest to professional artists, art students, art historians, and collectors. Should you buy a copy of this book?

This is one of the few drawing books that I find truly worth my money. Each reproduction costs as much as your average art book by itself. Ackerman Other books in this series. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Acr Edition; 3rd edition October 16, Language: So, word to the wise.

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