What would leo do?

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CHAP. XX.—Of drawing Academy Figures. “WHEN you draw from a naked model, always sketch in the whole of the figure, suiting all the members well to each other; and though you finish only that part which appears the best, have a regard to the rest, that, whenever you make use of such studies, all the […]

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What Would Leo Do When Placing His Easel

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‘When you draw from Nature, stand at a distance three times the height of the object you wish to draw.’ LDV’ What Leo advocates here is to place your easel so you can see the Whole subject and the working surface at the same time. For portraits or still-lifes, one’s easel would be relatively close […]

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Righting the Vessel of Tradition

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What Would Leo Do? 506. Painting The mind of the painter must resemble a mirror, which always takes the colour of the object it reflects and is completely occupied by the images of as many objects as are in front of it. Therefore you must know, Oh Painter! that you cannot be a good one […]

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