Author(s): Kimon Nicolaides
Based on his teaching at New YorkÃ¢ÂÂs Art StudentsÃ¢ÂÂ League, Kimon Nicolaides developed a system for teaching how to draw that can be followed by anyone. His approach to drawing concentrates on mastering the key concepts: contour, gesture, weight and structure. Consisting of 64 exercises that are intended to be studied 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.