Posted by: lizhogarty | January 23, 2014

Draw-A-Day Thursday 23rd January – Copy the Best

4. Copy the Masters.  One way to improve your drawing skills is to look to the masters.  Copy their drawings, see how they expressed their subjects, get a feel for beautiful proportions, beautiful and natural lines.  These artists have made most of the decisions needed, so just enjoy following in their wake.  Look at Matisse, Picasso, Leonardo, Durer, the Impressionists, Michaelangelo, or anyone who you admire artistically.  You can obviously draw from their drawings, but also take paintings which you are ‘drawn’ to, and translate them to black-and-white.  This is also an excellent way to really get to know a work of art, help you see things you would likely miss otherwise.

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