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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Published February 1st by Mariner Naturzl first published It depended only on one thing: I’ve noticed that I have a lot of mental blocks when it comes to drawing, and I know that it’s these mental blocks more than anything that are nkcolaides me back. I thought it was a bunch of garbage and just a way to get money out of us poor students.

Nicolaides used a live nude model who took distinct poses in a certain sequence over nine months. I wanted to get to the nitty-gritty, the finished work.

Kimon Nicolaides and The Natural Way to Draw

Blind contours are all about developing a nztural line. I’m with you–I hate that book. Personally I found that it was difficult for me to get that feeling while also maintaining a my patience.


Send it to me! Dradpages. If you keep making scribbles for hours [The time Nicolaides allocates] You will end up creating scribbles.

The Natural Way to Draw

I’ve heard of many different methods but Kimon stresses focusing on motion and not lifting your pencil off of the page. All times are GMT Find all threads started by bearsclover.

Start free drawing lessons. There is only expression. At certain times I felt that my results had mass and at ikmon they did not and I haven’t exactly figured out what causes the difference.

It is unlike any other book about drawing.

So at the end of this week I just have a few thoughts about what I’ve done so far. Jul 23, Ellen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: My drawings were lacking something important.

Gestures 60 second gesture drawings are something I’m relatively familiar with.

The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides

I asked my teacher why more teachers don’t follow the schedule. It is an insult to my intelligence. Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. A well written book.

Jul 29, Pili rated it it was amazing. Naw, I still like his book.


Again, Nicolaides advocates searching for the feeling that your pencil is touching the figure. This exercise was somewhat confusing, it was hard to decide which way to move my pencil across the figure at certain sections. Apr 22, surfurbian rated it really liked it.

Kimon Nicolaides – The Natural Way to Draw

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. Nicolaides’ believers claim that classical methods only teach you how to copy things.

He said that for the first six months you don’t see results and schools don’t think modern students have the patience kijon trudge things out for that long before results. It is also partly nifolaides for the reason we draw blindly but carry a big projector these days.