Quattrocento

Quattrocento 1400–1500 The Quattrocento (four hundred, the years of the fifteenth century) is a key period for Western art. Let us say that art as…

Direct Painting

History of Direct Painting by Richard Schmid Looking back in time, I find it hard to imagine that the average citizen of pre-Renaissance Europe would…

Rococo

Rococo 1720–1780 Around 1797, Pierre-Maurice Quays joked about the new art by joining the words “rocaille” and “baroque”. The first designates the ornamentation that imitates…

Neoclassicism

Neoclassicism 1750–1820 As its name rightly says, a return to the classical world behind the Baroque frenzy. Thus spins the wheel of art history from…

Jean-Léon Geréme

Jean-Léon Géréme was a French academicist who made works of historical and mythological themes leading to the top French academic art. Like Bouguereau, another illustrious…

Pigmalion and Galatea

Título original: Pygmalion et Galatée Museo: Museo Metropolitano, Nueva York (Estados Unidos) Técnica: Óleo ( 89 x 67 cm.) Escrito por: Andrea Fischer After offering…

Flat Shadows

Keep your shadows flat, flat as a hat, flatter than that, is a saying than Mr. Gammell quite appreciated. At first glance it may seem…

Cinquecento

Cinquecento 1530–1600 The Cinquecento (i.e. [mil] five hundred in Italian) is the next step in the evolution of art initiated in the quattrocento. Humanist anthropocentrism,…

Nicolai Fechin

Nicolai Fechin – Key facts, style breakdown and masterpieces Nicolai Fechin was a master Russian artist known for his dynamic paintings and intricate drawings. His…

Color Wheel

A guide to the color wheel for artists (more how you can make your own) Most people will be familiar with the color wheel, but…

Anders Zorn

Anders Zorn – The “Swedish Impressionist” Anders Zorn was a noted Swedish painter best known for his naked female portraits painted with virtuous brushstrokes and…

Visuals

Visuals: the building blocks of your painting The visual elements of art are the basic components of a work of art and the principles of…

The watercolor sea

Painting the sea in Watercolor Sometimes a landscape can seem almost monochrome when everything leans towards a single tone. This wild stretch of the coast…

Jordan Sokol Demo

It’s been a few years since Jordan Sokol (Academic Director – Florence Academy of Art US) gave us this wonderful demonstration that I share below.…

Emphasis

Emphasis: a principle of art Sometimes a painting or a drawing is a story. All good stories have a hero or at least one main…

The Form

What is form in terms of art? In terms of art, the shape refers to objects that are three-dimensional or have length, width, and height.…

Smile2.png

Download this PDF

Definitive Guide to Color Mixing

Super handy guide to mix colors effectively.

Do you want to get this amazing PDF?

Get to know the Russian drawing technique through these fantastic drawing images from the Repin Academy. Subscribe now to receive it for free in your mail

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Scan 15 Jul Removebg Preview (2)
Icon Grande Atelier Glez school of drawing and painting

Do you want to improve your drawings?

Do you really want to improve your drawings?

Most people who ask me say yes, if they want to improve their drawings. And when I ask them what they do for better, they tell me “I draw a lot, I copy things from instagram or pinterest”.

I’m sure you’ve done something like this. However, let me ask you, after so many hours of drawing, after so many copies, has the effort really paid off?

I don’t mean if you’ve improved a little bit, something always gets better, I mean if really, the result has been extraordinary.

Do you want extraordinary results?

Curved Arrow2

Quickly

Now it’s better

that after

You can also wait

to be avenged by 

Inspiration

Stop copying Bad Drawings Right Now

Stop wasting time copying other people’s mistakes, because that’s what you do when you pull down any pinterest or instagram drawing and copy it. Because, not only, you’re copying the drawing, but you’re also copying its owner’s mistakes. 

And when I say copying, I mean learning, internalizing and making those mistakes yours, with everything that entails. It’s hard to get rid of bad habits, a lot. I see that at the Atelier every day. 

Believe me, there are tons of bad drawings on the net with problems and mistakes of all kinds. If you want to learn and improve, copy worthwhile drawings that you can get an apprenticeship from. 

Send me drawings to copy

59690

Copy what works

How can you improve your drawings?

You don’t have to invent the wheel, everything is simpler, Copy what already works.

One of the most effective practice modes to improve your drawing is to copy masterpieces. That is, copy a reproduction of a work by a great master. And in case you need to refresh your memory you can see a list of the great masters here.

If you prefer, there are also a lot of really good contemporary artists who make amazing drawings. You can see a list Here. 

Anatomy drawings to copy here

And speaking of anatomy, it’s hard to imagine a better way to start than by copying drawings from the Repin Academy in St. Petersburg.

These drawings are authentic expert eye jewelry. Enjoy them and savor them patiently and with care because there is much to learn from these little wonders.

Repin Pdf

Download your PDF now

Smile2.png

Any journey always starts with a first step

Here's your Pdf!

Smile2.png

El conocimiento es un tesoro, pero la práctica, es la clave

¡Es hora de practicar!

Smile2.png

Un Gran viaje empieza siempre con un primer paso

¡Aquí tienes tu Pdf!

Smile2.png

Show me your art