The Natural Way to Draw (Paperback)

A Working Plan for Art Study

Kimon Nicolaides

Learn how to draw over the course of a year, in the space of 64 exercises

'Kimon Nicolaides' The Natural Way to Draw is a sure bet . . . will improve your technique no end' Artists & Illustrators

This essential guide to drawing by renowned art teacher Kimon Nicolaides is valued by both early students of art and accomplished artists alike. Consisting of 64 exercises, The Natural Way to Draw offers in-depth studies to be completed over the course of a year.

Extensively illustrated with reproductions of the work of the Old Masters (including Rubens, Titian and Raphael) to the work of Van Gogh and Picasso, as well as the work of his students, these exercises help you begin to look at people and objects in a fresh way that will be the foundation of your drawing.

Concentrating on mastering the key concepts of drawing that will make a drawing come alive, Nicolaides teaches how to convey gesture and action, expression and feeling in your work. Regarded as an inspiration to a generation of devoted young artists, The Natural Way to Draw captures Nicolaides' concrete system of art teaching.

Publication date: 13/10/2008

£16.00

ISBN: 9780285638389

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Arts, Language & Literature

The Natural Way to Draw (Paperback)

A Working Plan for Art Study

Kimon Nicolaides

Learn how to draw over the course of a year, in the space of 64 exercises

'Kimon Nicolaides' The Natural Way to Draw is a sure bet . . . will improve your technique no end' Artists & Illustrators

This essential guide to drawing by renowned art teacher Kimon Nicolaides is valued by both early students of art and accomplished artists alike. Consisting of 64 exercises, The Natural Way to Draw offers in-depth studies to be completed over the course of a year.

Extensively illustrated with reproductions of the work of the Old Masters (including Rubens, Titian and Raphael) to the work of Van Gogh and Picasso, as well as the work of his students, these exercises help you begin to look at people and objects in a fresh way that will be the foundation of your drawing.

Concentrating on mastering the key concepts of drawing that will make a drawing come alive, Nicolaides teaches how to convey gesture and action, expression and feeling in your work. Regarded as an inspiration to a generation of devoted young artists, The Natural Way to Draw captures Nicolaides' concrete system of art teaching.

Publication date: 05/08/2021

£16.99

ISBN: 9781788169431

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Arts, Language & Literature

Reviews for The Natural Way to Draw

'Renowned art teacher Kimon Nicolaides (explores) a system for teaching how to draw that anyone can follow . . . Used by thousands of students looking to improve their drawing skills'

 Times Educational Supplement

'Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see, claims Kimon Nicolaides in his seminal how-to book . . . (a) masterpiece'

 Camden New Journal

'If your New Year's resolution is to improve your draughtsmanship . . . Kimon Nicolaides' Natural Way to Draw is a sure bet . . . Instructive chapters devoted to drapery and muscles will improve your technique no end'

 Artists & Illustrators

'Not only the best how-to book on drawing, it is the best how-to book we've seen on any subject'

 Whole Earth Catalog

Kimon Nicolaides

Kimon Nicolaides

Born in 1891, Kimon Nicolaïdes was a renowned Greek American art teacher, author and artist, who taught at New York's Art Student's League for fifteen years. He had a natural talent for teaching and became an inspiration to a generation of devoted young artists, as well as leaving behind the concrete system of art teaching presented in this book. He died in 1938.