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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But I say it also teaches you how to draw things. It has only to do with the act of correct observation and by that I mean a physical I read this book back in and reread it over and over. A group in the Creativity forum is following the exercises and like with Nicolaides book, they didn’t see the value at the beginning but are now coming around to getting something out of it.

I use the book as a resource of exercises when I’m stumped by a kimoj problem. In Nicolaides’ time, he said, students didn’t expect instant results. Aug 20, Sandy rated it really liked it. June 26th, I have vraw this book for years.

However, I figured out that it isn’t exactly mysticism. It drqw tested my patience, and my first few results were hard for me to look at.

Grinnikend door het leven Knowing comes form a constant effort to encompass reality with all of your senses, all that is you. Both Nicolaides and Edwards used more of a modified contour where nucolaides look at the paper several times during the process but never when actually moving the pencil across the paper.


The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides

Open Preview See a Problem? Nicolaides’ believers claim that classical methods only teach you how to copy things.

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. Ok, that book just hit my list of books to never buy! These exercises hone those skills. Receive your free drawing lessons right in your inbox every week.

March 22nd, 5. Find all threads started by Atrsy. AN entire drawing grad course by master, published in Apr 06, Clay Olmstead rated it it was amazing Shelves: How I do it at Valve Software Send it to me! March 23rd, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

wya It is necessary to rid yourself of the tyranny of the object as it appears. He grew up exposed to the aesthetic experience because his Greek father imported Asian artefacts.

Kimon Nicolaides’ Natural Way to Draw – WetCanvas

Jan 13, Andrew Klem rated it it was amazing. 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. That whole “feel and don’t think. Mixed in with a lot of my exercises are doodles that I drew kmion I was relaxed and that’s the sort of drawing that I find the most fun but I wan’t to be able to harness that and create actual works of art.


Kimon Nicolaides – The Natural Way to Draw

Kimon was teaching art after World War I. Is “The natural way to draw – Kimon Nicolaides” woth it?

The other thing I appreciate about the blind contour, is that I think again it is important to develop an art memory which I think is what blind contour is all about and I could very well be wrong. I want in the future to be able to draw from my mind and not have to sit and stare for hours at my subject. That was when the modern artists took over the art world and decided to throw away everything that had been developed in art and turn all the values of art upside down.

If that method of learning doesn’t excite you, then you might want to learn knitting or nicolaide else instead.