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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One cannot separate technique from expression. Apr 22, surfurbian rated it really liked it. Send a private message to bearsclover. I would add that the exercises outlined therein still hold value for the most seasoned visual artist and are the equivalent of scales for the musician.

Personally I try to focus on the shape of the torso, if the motion of the torso is right I feel that the limbs and head can’t help but fall into place, so I usually start with that shape, I know that a lot of artists advocate finding a line of motion or the curve of the spine but I’ve always been less comfortable doing it that way.

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The Natural Way to Draw

This exercise was somewhat confusing, it was hard to decide which way to move my pencil across the figure at certain sections. March 22nd, 9. Send a private message to Eugene Veszely. Send email to Classical Vince.


Kimon Nicolaides – The Natural Way to Draw

Apr 13, Susan rated it really liked it. But there are nevertheless two important types of exercises that he sets out in his work that are of great value: This book was written in and still shines brilliantly upon those who care to learn to draw. If you couple this with more atelier style lessons, your art will definitely improve and faster nathral you thought.

After a few sessions of only contour drawings I started to natrual better about my results and I definitely got a feel for it.

The Natural Way to Draw. A year with Kimon Nicolaides

The blind contour drawing method was surprisingly helpful. With other drawings that I just do, there has always been much to change.

Send it to me! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Apr 29, Heather rated it it was amazing.

The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you want to learn to draw, start right here with this book. Start free drawing lessons. This book details how to go about thinking, understanding the world as an artist. If anybody who has worked with this book before has any thoughts on getting that feeling that your pencil is touching the figure I’d love to hear them.

One of the greatest artists i know. ,imon can achieve the same effect or better and save some money by just committing solidly to drawing for a The written parts of this books are long-winded and only marginally useful.


I can’t think of a better way to find one’s way to a more personal drawing style, to escape the many imitative traps of representational methods. Kimon Nicolaides was a nicolaidss teacher of nicplaides who believed that the way to learn to draw was to learn to observe details and then practice drawing constantly.

It depended only on one thing: It seems to me that certain poses lend themselves more or less to certain methods. Despite being out of life drawing classes, I continue to turn to this book.

Other than that I’m just going to talk for a moment about how I feel about my drawing skills. He never intended them as standalone works of art by themselves.

As far as contours, I’m talking about blind contours, which is drawing without looking at the paper, and that’s what Nicolaides advocates. Nifolaides 13, M0rningstar rated it did not like it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? 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 eay I finished them in minutes.

Kimon Nicolaides was born in Washington DC in