Kimon Nicolaides – The Natural Way to Draw · Share? KIMON NICOLAIDES was born in Washington, D.C., in How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way. 2 Oct I found this book at an old book store, I am turned off by the fact that this book needs a whole year of work to get through if you follow the. 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 its not a how to draw book for beginners even though that’s how Nicolaides envisioned it. All times are GMT The one thing this book can thr you is to always meet deadlines, and even then, meh.

Brush off the dust, then sit down and draw stuff. June 26th, I have difficulty drawing curves that I can see clearly with my eye.

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Sep 18, Cosmin is currently reading it Shelves: 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.

That was when I was ready to break away from stereotypes and explore this book. Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. The time now is If you have forgotten your username or password, you can request to have your username emailed to you and to reset your password.


I’m with you–I hate that book. I have heard about it for months and felt it was a waste of time. Is “The natural way to draw – Kimon Nicolaides” woth it? He put it like this- “There is only one right way to draw and that is a perfectly natural way. I think Nicolaides is best suited for a budding painter who has enough basic knowledge to begin seeing the “skipped” steps, and used in conjunction with other sources like Loomis.

Also, the process described, i. Sep 14, Sarah is currently reading it.

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They stupidly thought they could start over from scratch, do everything differently, and come up with new and better art. It should take a heck of alot longer than that. Contour drawing So this is my first time with this exercise. The author also includes many drawing excercises along with examples of student drawings.

Amazing highly recommended everyone! To me, he was saying very little if anything! Too close for comfort for you huh? I can’t think of a better way to find one’s way to a more personal drawing style, to escape the many imitative traps of representational methods. Not a stand alone book, but the essential compliment to books with a more traditional approach to figure drawing, with their concentration on anatomy, proportions, representation.


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December 24th, Originally Posted by NajamQ. I’m planning to work my way through the year’s worth of exercises in the book and record my thoughts about the process. Hide this ad by registering as a member October 2nd, 2.

It teaches one to see. That’s what it’s all about anyway, right? During World War I, he served in the U. Send nicolaldes to me! Classical Vince Lord of the Arts.

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Sep 07, Adriel rated it really liked it. 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. 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. March 22nd, 6. Eljay76DanielsK5iJeffreyadaliu.

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 they won’t sit naturally in space a figure is in perspective–just like a house.