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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nico,aides Refresh and try again. I was going to follow it word for word, but I quickly got impatient and instead was given an overview into creative process by a purist. Gestures 60 second gesture drawings are something I’m relatively familiar with. Artists Available for Work! This book details how to go about thinking, understanding the world as an artist. However, I liked the way he wrote about drawing and being an artist, and I found myself underlining words that lent themselves very well nicooaides the writing process as well.

He taught modeled drawing which is very similar to the mass drawing that Classical Vince is learning in the atelier. Receive your free drawing lessons right in your inbox every week. I have had this book for years. I think that is something new and not a part of traditional art.

There he enrolled at the Art Students League, and supported himself with odd jobs ranging from being a film extra he played an art student!

Kimon Nicolaides and The Natural Way to Draw

Mixed in with a lot of my exercises are doodles that I drew while I was relaxed and that’s the sort of drawing that I find the most nicolaodes but I wan’t to be able to harness that and create actual works of art. Every time I see a copy at a used bookstore, I buy it and give it to a friend. Section one wanted us to put ourselves in the models shoes and observe life as it is.

Each of theses figures took between 20 and 60 minutes and in each case I simply tried to do the best drawing that I could.


The instruction is beautifully written and the student drawings included are helpful and inspiring. Indeed, what he put in his book was the program for his one-year drawing class at the League. DanielsK5iJeffreyvojinAlkoEljay76adaliu. When you skip Nicolaides’ experiential cohesive gestures, mass drawings and cross contours and straight through to exacting control, your drawings will remain stiff, disconnected and In light of recent reviews, I feel compelled to advocate it.

May 12, Nero Grimes rated it it was amazing. I’ve taught university life drawing for over 16 years. If you keep making scribbles for hours [The time Nicolaides allocates] Naturak will end up creating scribbles.

Kimon Nicolaides – The Natural Way to Draw

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But if you follow his nonsense, you may end up believing that it helps you draw better because you don’t want to admit to yourself and to others that it was a waste of time. When I relax and just let my hand move I like the lines that I can make but I find that I can’t always control them and keep them looking nice.

It is mostly black and white illustrations with straightforward explanations and procedures; the textbook is frequently used by many colleges and universities teaching drawing courses such as Beginning Drawing to Advance Life Drawing. We had to buy that book way back in the 60’s when I was in college. Really, everything is made of a gesture–if you think about the atoms and energy that naturally flow from all objects, it makes perfect sense.

I think nicolaidex could really benefit from going though drawabox.

The Natural Way to Draw

Published February 1st by Mariner Books first published Find all threads started by Cindy Aspden. Sep 16, Terrance Robinson rated it it was amazing. Apr 06, Clay Olmstead rated it it nicolaldes amazing Shelves: March 22nd, 4. Apr 22, surfurbian rated it really liked it. 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. It seems that Nicolaides is thinking of gesture drawing as the end goal rather than the nicolaieds.


This exercise was somewhat confusing, it was hard to decide which way to move my pencil across the figure at certain sections. Nicolaides and incorporated it into his own teachings. He can if he wishes, relate for us the adventures of his soul in the midst of life. Amazing highly recommended everyone! However, I have found that in following his schedule my drawing abilities have improved noticeably.

Aug 17, Abigail 42stitches rated it it was amazing Shelves: These are not just little tips and techniques, but a full course of learning how to see, think, and draw like an artist.

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December 22nd, In light of my education an This text was used as a loose framework for my college level drawing course. March 22nd, Oct 24, Maram A. Site Discussions Wearable Art. Send email to Classical Vince. Not a stand alone book, but the essential compliment niicolaides books with a more traditional approach to figure drawing, with their concentration on anatomy, proportions, daw.

I’m going to post some of my current work so that I have a point of reference for my progress.

Nicolaides used a live nude model who took distinct poses in a certain sequence over nine months. Find all posts by Eugene Veszely.

Nicolaides says that you should spend over thirty minutes or even an hour on some of go studies and I did, but I felt that I got the best results when I finished them in minutes.