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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bargue Plate Drawing Practice - Plate 1

Bargue Plate 1
Ok so working through the plates in the Bargue Drawing Book  was supposed to be part of last year's summer To Do list...but I figure better late than never.  This is the first plate in the book and while each plate looks so simple, they take a surprisingly long time to do correctly...and they are not easy!

This is the first plate in the book and I really enjoyed it as I really like the foreshortening.  I have done almost four of the plates so far and am alternating between plate drawing, still life cast drawings and life drawing to keep things interesting.  I would highly recommend the book but if you want to try out a few of the plate drawings before making the investment, there are several copies of the first plate floating around the web to practice from.  Heck the book is worth it even just to admire the beautiful reproductions...as I have been doing for the past four years.

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