I see many people on here post there 'cast' studies, saying that these are the exercises that the expensive ateliers give their students to do.
What I would like to ask is what could someone like me do to replicate these exercises? Would I have to get my hands on one of these casts or can I do it another way, where casts are not even involved? I have no way to do life drawing either, I try to fix this by drawing from life out in public.
So, to break it down:
What type of casts are you told to observe and draw/paint?
What materials are you asked to use? (I see chalk, graphite, and oils I think)
What support do you use? (paper? canvas? canvas board?)
Could you please fill me in on other infi and answer questions that have not been asked.
This would be great if some who have studied this style to help little ol' me and others out.
And finally, what is the difference between observing and copying these cast objects to say a plant pot. What is the difference between them and a shed? What is the difference between them and a model dragon lit properly?