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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Salute to our Partners. It seems that Nicolaides is thinking of gesture drawing as the end goal rather than the beginning. Send a private drxw to CoolArtiste. Nicolaides really stress trying to get the feeling that your pencil is touching the figure. I wanted to get to the nitty-gritty, the finished work. It has nothing to do with aesthetics or conception.

The Natural Way to Draw. A year with Kimon Nicolaides

So far, I think it’s an awesome book and I have read just about every book incolaides is in our library on drawing. View all 7 comments. Look at life, not the paper! March 22nd, 3. As far as I know, Kimon’s advice for drawing is just a bunch of B.

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At first you can’t get anything down, but as you do more you start to understand the shapes and the quick lines you can make to capture them. Blind contours are all about developing a sensitive line.

A year draww Kimon Nicolaides 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 myself accountable and to get feedback on my studies.

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The Natural Way to Draw

My life drawing teacher had us do two minute blind contour gesture drawings to use as warmups, and I think that’s all it’s good for. Dec 06, Ruth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hide this ad by registering as a member March 22nd, 2. Sep 18, Cosmin is currently reading it Shelves: Ok, that book just hit my list of books to never buy!


If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. I have spent a lot of time focused on the crisp, controlled line and form, carefully trying to copy without seeing. Send a private message to Cindy Aspden.

One 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. Paperbackpages. It is just modern art garbage and fuzzy-thinking B. Send a private message to Eugene Veszely.

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. I have only read the first 2 chapters so far but already think his book is one of the best I have read in that he really clearly defines gesture and contour drawing and the importance of it.

Contour drawing So this is my first time with this exercise. Apr 29, Heather rated it it was amazing. These are not just little tips and techniques, but a full course of learning how to see, think, and draw like an artist. I thought it was a bunch of garbage and just a way to get money out of us poor students.

Kimon Nicolaides – The Natural Way to Draw

Sep 22, Sandy natkral it it was amazing. I still have a long way to go myself, but I do feel that has helped me a ton!

Technical knowledge is great, but without the emotion of the human heart, drawings become stiff, mechanical and lifeless. Apr 13, Susan rated it really liked it. That was when I was ready to break away from stereot I have been drawing since I can remember, and I have been seriously studying art for the last five plus years.


Vai cat poate sa imi placa, dintre tot ce am citit si vazut abordarea asta mi se pare cea mai potrivita pentru mine. As your lines are all the same, you are wasting your time. First of all, Gesture drawing is intended for artists to use to relieve the st I normally do not review art books, as there are others who do better than that beside me, but in this book, Nicolaides is the exact archetype of the nonsensical art educator: Start free drawing lessons Receive your free drawing lessons right in your inbox every week.

Jul 29, Pili rated it it was amazing. The premise of the book, a teacher told me, is excellent but you won’t learn if you don’t follow the schedule and its impossible nowadays to follow the schedule.

One of them had a figure in it, and it looked like crap. Nice pictues of how other artists have approached the human form. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members PMrespond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features.

I asked my teacher why more teachers don’t follow the schedule. Sometimes, they were hard to understand. That was when I was ready to break away from stereotypes and explore this book. See 1 question about The Natural Way to Draw…. Kimon Nicolaides was a fantastic teacher of art who believed that the way to learn to draw was to learn to observe details and then practice drawing constantly. Create new account free! Follow the lessons laid out by hours of blind drawing, more hours of contour, more of values and voila – you’re a bonafide artist.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Any advice on these exercises or even on uploading these images in a faster or easier to see way would be appreciated.

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