As part of my independent study of classical drawing and painting, I am posting my progress. Initially I was hesitant about doing this because I am approaching this study as if I have had little to no art training. Because these drawings will be seen by many viewers, I wanted to render the Bargue drawings the way I would a medical drawing, with exacting detail. I decided to check my pride at the door, begin drawing as a beginner and see just how far I can go. My hope is that I become a more skilled and knowledgeable artist while at the same time any one following my blog who may actually be a beginner find inspiration to continue working toward success.
With the many exercises I will be undertaking, I will work on training my eye to see with greater accuracy and develop a more efficient harmonious collaboration of my mind, hand, and eyes. I will be making use of various measuring techniques which include: sight-size, comparative, 1 to 1 ratio. I will also make use of various drawing approaches including the construct, the gestural block-in, the envelop block-in, and loose gestural approach. Each method of measure and approach yields great accuracy if done correctly.
The first set of drawings are very basic. I utilized the sight-size method so I could achieve proper proportions.
The following Bargue drawings were done using the 1:1 ratio method of measure.
The Next series of Bargue drawings were done utilizing the comparative measurement approach.
I really learned a lot making these drawings. In each case, I had to slow down and make careful observations. Learning to be patient is tough but it will pay off in the end. I hope you will continue following me as I grow as an artist and if I can inspire you in some way, that is wonderful.
take care until next time,