Buy The Natural Way to Draw: A Working Plan for Art Study by Kimon Nicolaides (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Free UK delivery on. Hello, I’ve recently started working with Kimon Nicolaides’ book The Natural way to draw and I’ve started this sketchbook as a way to hold. Kimon Nicolaides was born in Washington DC in He grew up exposed to the aesthetic experience because his Greek father imported Asian artefacts.
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I think you could really benefit from going though drawabox. I thought it was a bunch of garbage and just a way to get money out of us poor students.
In light of my education and over 40 years of drawing experience, my opinion remains the same.
Before the 20th century, artists practiced drawing from life for several hours a day for years, and I don’t think they used anything like Nicolaides blind contour scribbles.
All times nicoolaides GMT Charles Sovek wrote a guide to oil painting that supposedly is influenced by Nicolaides’ approach. I read this book back jimon and reread it over and over. When I relax and just let my hand move I like the lines that I can make but I find that I can’t always control them and keep them looking nice.
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While I agree it is in complete opposition to hard edged, refined type drawings–it is so only as a means. Log in Forgot Your Password? Create new account free!
If that method of learning doesn’t excite you, then you might want to learn knitting or something else instead. Books by Kimon Nicolaides. When I let myself go and follow the instructions it’s just plain fun and the result is great art.
View all 7 comments. Brilliant, but not for beginners.
Apr 06, Clay Olmstead rated it it was amazing Shelves: In my kimom, his is number 1. Nicolaides says that you should spend over thirty minutes or even an hour on some of these studies and I did, but I felt that I got the best results when I finished them in minutes. Sep 18, Cosmin is currently reading it Shelves: Sep 07, Adriel rated it really liked it.
Kumon all threads started by Eugene Veszely. This is the best book on drawing that I own or have read. Some students may want to perfect in, say, proportion, form modeling, or edge, etc. I’ve heard of many different methods but Kimon stresses focusing on motion and not lifting your pencil off of the page.
But really, do you think you are going to be the best you can be without spending the time? Nayural 22nd, 1.
It seems to me that certain poses lend themselves more or less to certain methods. Nicolaides’ work is brilliant.
Nicolaides really stress trying to get the feeling that your pencil is touching the figure. I avoided books like this like the plague because I could never “wrap my brain around that abstract thinking gobbledygook.
Aug 20, Sandy rated it really liked it. The lessons have helped me tremendously. Seeing depends on knowing.