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    This thread has been pretty quiet recently. Thanks for reviving it ! Incredible works from angel academy. I appreciate the close-ups. U give us the opportunity to study the painting without leaving our computer seat

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    Many thread ago, lena mentioned about this drawing book by Mogilevtsev Vladimir. Seems like he has another book published last year on the topic of teaching drawing. Seems like a really good book for people self-learning drawing. Anybody has read this book?

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    Many thread ago, lena mentioned about this drawing book by Mogilevtsev Vladimir. Seems like he has another book published last year on the topic of teaching drawing. Seems like a really good book for people self-learning drawing. Anybody has read this book?

    http://art-index.org/objects/works/s...qj9nudw8zihvd2

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    Still going strong!

    I will follow this thread again and jump in from time to time. I have been studying the Russian academies for several months with great interest. Of note is that the best schools emphasis construction as well as observation. I have also noted the size of their studies which are much larger than practiced at Ateliers in the USA. What appears to be a high degree of rendering is much rougher in real life. They have given themselves more space to record more information which in turn requires finding more information.
    This is very evident in cast drawings which in the case Repin are done as an exercise to understand how light reveals form and not the rendering marathons that are practiced in other parts of the world.

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    JS NEO -
    I will try next year to also take photos from the florence academy excibition. They are much looser in their subjectmatter, more artistical, but downside is less focus on strict technique.
    I havent seen the book you refer to but it looks good. I got myself another russian academy book I think by Nikolai Lee(if that was his name). I hope oneday we'll have an easier time ordering those none-english books. Also the german book "Die gestalt des menchen" by Gottfried Bammes is awesome. I often wonder what the text says, but its useful nevertheless.

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    Feel free to jump in as much as you'd like!

    These here drawings are from the drawing academys half year term spring class 2010. Some of the better stuff is most likely done by the instructor, or students repeating the course. I think one has to study this method of drawing for some years to start understanding the rendering system, so in the beginning everything is kept very transparent, focusing only on form. Also cast-shadows is a no-no. Mm, I think students themselves start doing cast shadows again when they feel ready, not really sure.
    (Only thing I remember from my own time was an angry russian voice saying - DON'T-DO- CAST-SHADOWS!!)

    Oh yes, I can answer some technical questions about the method of teaching and some of the techniques, but if you want to go there please contact the school directly for practical questions.

    They use anywhere from 30sec to 15 hours for model drawings, combined with bone-study. Yep the size of drawings are about A2(BIG!!)
    The instructors draw directly on student drawings on a regular basis, that's part of the method.






























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    Link to the school(Its in Viborg Denmark, just a bit north of germany)

    http://www.animwork.dk/en/tda_semester_courses.asp

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    I posted it in the repin thraed but i guess i will post it here as well..

    I just discovered this site with quite abit of info on the repin institute..
    http://www.practicum.org/index.php

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    Hello,

    It has been a while since I contributed to this thread. I just wanted to post another selection of drawings by Ted Seth Jacobs as I did previously. In my opinion some of the most beautiful observational drawings I have seen from a contemporary artist. Hopefully you all enjoy them as much as I did. All pictures were taken by Gilles Crozemarie:

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    [QUOTE=hummel1dane;2327166]

    The only thing I've heard about chinese students is that after so many years of hard discipline they end up with the ability to draw everything from life to minute details, fast and with perfect technique - but they have no imagination!
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    hi, I'm a first year art student from nanyang academy of fine arts in singapore. a few of my classmates came from china - china central academy of fine arts (中央美术学院); hubei institute of fine arts etc. they are technically very good, even better than the local teachers. their works start off stronger technically for sure, but after a while they do learn to develop their concepts and tap into their imagination. the same holds true for the koreans as well. in fact i learn more basic drawing from them than from some of my teachers.

    here's a link to a korean website with some of their artworks:
    http://artparks.wordpress.com/

    and here's a link to some of my works from deviantart:
    http://vaporz123.deviantart.com/

    and another link to deviantart, she's studying for the entrance exam to the china central academy of fine arts:
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    enjoy =)

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    Hi

    I think many of you will find this site quite interesting, (if you don't know it already, that is)

    It's a lot of photos from an exhibition at the Repin academy, and there's quite a few drawings and paintings at the bottom of the page.

    hope all digs...

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    new information from repin academy

    hi guys,

    I've been traveling all summer, so did not check the thread.

    I am glad you've found the site www.practicum.org

    Hopefully, there will be an English version at some point, it has tonns of useful information.

    It is the official site of the Repin Academy, all articles are contributed by Repin graduates and teachers.

    It is done in conjunction to an online program that they hope to launch by October 1.

    Online courses in drawing, painting and composition involving webcam communication, chats with professors and so forth.

    I've seen a test version, it looks great, it is not open to the public yet.

    But, what do you think about all of this?

    Also, I highly recommend anyone who wants to follow my posts regarding Repin and Bridgeview classes, seminars and etc, join Bridgeview School on Facebook.

    Hope everyone is doing well.

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    level of repin applicants

    I have been getting questions from some of the readers here about the level of applicants.

    Here are photos from this year's entrance exams to the architecture department.

    These were posted shortly on www.practicum.org

    They have grades on them, as you can see. I think the grading is from 1 to 100.

    I'd say the lowest you need to get is in the 80s to get in probably, not sure.

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    more on the same question about level of applicants

    here are pictures from a friend of mine, some are also from the exam and some are right before the exam, these are from two years ago. She was applying to the graphics department (printmaking and illustration). That's why watercolors.

    I don't have her portrait and figure drawing from the exam, unfortunately, but her paintings were better, and she got better grades on them.

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    At

    http://www.practicum.org/index.php

    one discovers the amazingly brilliant work of Hameed Savkooyev (in the right hand column, 3rd one down.)

    (If my transliteration from the Cyrillic alphabet is not right could you give us the correct spelling in English Lena? Thanks.)

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    Hamid Savkuev

    This is how I would spell his name. Yes, he is one of the Repin Academy younger professors.

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    excellent drawings by korean students

    I took liberty to copy those from practicum.org

    These are drawings done by Korean students. I don't know where they studied, but it looks to me they studied with someone who had some kind of Soviet education, judging by the style.

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    Mukhina Academy

    These are first year assignments at Mukhina, basic geometric shapes. Done with Professor Zaitsev. What they call "skvoznoe risovanie" means literally "see through" drawing.

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    Thanks Lena. Afterwards I realized that all I had to do was copy the Cyrillic letters and paste them into Google images to get a pile more of his paintings. They remind me somewhat of Odd Nerdrum's strange world.

    I wonder if Hamid Savkuev would have been accepted into the Repin Academy as a student. (something tells me no, not if he had been painting like that)

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    I go to a school that primarily teaches a "realism" approach and have been trying to supplement my education by reading up on construction. So Im glad this thread was created because I have not seen this distinction between the two different teaching methods made as clear anywhere else. Anyway, I ordered from http://4-art.org last week. I should get my books soon. Their customer service is great. I am excited about the english translation of the drawing manual. I have been reading Bridgeman, Hogarth and I just found a pdf of Gottfried Bammes, Die Gestalt DES Menschen. They have all been very helpful.

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    The~Tramp -
    I think I know the Bammes pdf you are refereing to, it's a cut down version of his big book right? I have both and I still recommend the big one, even though it's all in german. But the text isn't that important, pictures speak for themselves.

    I really recommend everything by Robert Beverly Hale, there are two books, drawing lessons from the great masters and master class in figure drawing, and 10 video lectures on anatomy. Those video lectures on anatomy is the most clear and precise anatomy training for artists I have ever seen, despite their awful video and audio quality. Robert Beverly Hale actually manages to make figure-anatomy not just interesting but fun!
    And his system of memorizing the proportions and anatomy of an average figure is just damn useful!
    I always wondered how it was possible to remember so many muscles, but simply by grouping them together in terms of their function it gets so much easier!

    I'm glad you like this thread, in my own experience art education gets too confusing without such a distinction.

    Lena - Thank you for posting the Mukhina drawings. Well, I honestly say don't bother with that place now, go to the drawing academy in Viborg Denmark instead if you want to learn "the Mukhina" system. The reason seems to be that in russia they now only teach a more limited technical approach void of expression as well as rendering.
    But then again, the sculpture department at the Mukhina might still be worth it, if you have time Lena could you post work from that department?

    These two drawings shows very clearly first and second step in the Mukhina method

    This one Lena just posted, you'll have this construction method beat into your head with a stick!



    But with time you could end up doing something like this, done by 1year drawing student at Viborg. (Though I should add that the guy that did this is now working as a teacher at the place, so it's far from normal being able to draw like this in just a year.)



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    martinmchan - I don't quite follow, what paintings are you refering to? Who is mistaking realism for photo-realism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hummel1dane View Post
    martinmchan - I don't quite follow, what paintings are you refering to? Who is mistaking realism for photo-realism?
    Pay no mind, just a spammer.


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    Correction- the pdf I found is Wir Zeichnen Den Mensche, 312 pages. I would like his big book but I will not pay the outrageous price being asked for it.( $334.56, for a book that I cannot even read....come on!) If I find a pdf for that one I will share.

    Link (upload 1 pdf to download) :
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/24690639/G...n-Den-Menschen

    hummel1dane -

    I have both Robert Beverly Hale books. I need to go back and actually read them. My teacher has the hale dvd's and I need to go back and watch them again too. I love how he ends his lectures with a poem. That drawing stick he uses is rather impressive I must say.

    One of many important passages:

    "Drawing, like so many other things, is a matter of being able to think of several things at once. Since the conscious mind seems to be able to think about only one thing at a time, the subconscious mind must take care of a good deal when we draw. So the process of learning to draw demands that we acquaint the subconscious mind with a certain amount of material." Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters pg13.

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    I ordered the big book about 5 years ago from amazon.de, that was "only" around 120$ but it might be out of stock atm. I think you'd be ok without it.

    Thanks for the link, I'll include it in the main page.

    Yep Robert Beverly Hale is the Man!

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    Hi

    I did a little conceptmap, to try an sort things out.
    Thought You'd might be interested.
    A big version can be downloaded here
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    Thanks Rasme - It's a good idea, but also very difficult!


    They sometimes use planes after building the shadowshape at 2nd year here at Angels, I think they use it from the beginning at Florence academy. Also the use of value changes alot from project to project - in pencil where the scale is smaller, usually all highlight is avoided, to get a better 3d feel.
    I would actually say Caravaggio is the number one inspiration for academies like Angel and Florence. They also have a fondness for Velazquez at Angel

    I wouldn't say one part is finished and then moving on to the next, usually it's one step that is finished, the first would be a basic figure outlining(called a construct) then next is finding all the shadowshapes and grouping them together in a semi-dark value, and then a sort of illusionistic blending called big form modeling(at Angel). I've heard they stick a bit looser to the progressive steps at Florence academy, at Angel they take them VERY seriously. But much of the quality comes from setting up a very strict value seperation, they really push the values as much as possible, and put effort into grouping them.
    Having values under control is insanely difficult because of the way our eye and mind judges value localy. So you can have one area thats a number 7 dark - then another area at the other end of the paper that appears to be exactly like it but is only a 5 dark. If one is not aware of this problem then the end result will not be very rich in value, and the illusionistic effect is weakened.
    The exact same problem arises when moving into paint, because also colour and chroma is judged localy. I think for that reason the beginning painter starts with only very few colours, and then gradually expands the palette.

    That value approach is notably different from how they paint at the Repin.

    One important thing is to note the big difference between impressionists using strong colour effects and traditionalists using primarily value.
    For that reason I would say that in painting Angel and Florence academy and the likes are closer to the high-renaissance and later periods, while Repin in general has a looser more impressionistic way of painting.

    The tradition of starting with values in charcoal before moving on to paint is from the renaissance. They did charcoal cartoons back then, finished full-size version in black and white, and then transfered this to canvas.

    In the development of realism in painting Leonardo is one of the most important painters to study, after him it's probably Caravaggio.
    Leonardo studied the effect of coloured shadows and reflected light, as well as the soft foggy shadows called sfumato. One has to understand and control values like a bad-ass to be able to do what Leonardo did.
    I think Caravaggio was the first to paint the refractions from glass.

    One last thing about Angel academy - it's actually not all about realism, Micheal John Angel knows an awful lot about composition, especially colour and shape composition. He gives awesome lectures mostly about composition, and one can study composition personally with him at the 4th year.

    This painting is by one of his favorite artists Hans Holbein. MJA talks a lot about this design system - how one has to design the background and the torso so that the face will be in focus.


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    on another note

    Sorry, I am getting away from the subject, but I just got this email from Erik, a Danish student who is now at the Repin Academy prep course. Sorry, if it looks like I am bragging, but frankly his email made my day. I was happy to know that I had something to do with this.

    Hi Lena,

    I just wanted to tell you that I'm in St. Petersburg right now, studying at the Repin Academy! The dream that I've had for over 1 year has finally come true. My first day of school started today (well, actually it started last Friday, but I only did a few thumbnails then). We started with painting a still life for a few hours, then we drew an antique bust, and finally we had Russian. No compositions yet, but I guess it will come sooner or later. The language is still a major obstacle, but it's probably only a matter of time before I will overcome it.
    Aside from the two danish girls that you also helped, I haven't seen any other westerners on the preliminary course. All the other participants are chinese (and one Ukranian girl). Not that it surprises me (after all, you wrote about it on conceptart.com). It surprises me, though, that there aren't any more westerners on the course, after all the publicity it got on Conceptart.com. But I guess that the idea of going to Russia scares many westerners. But what do I know?

    Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I really appreciate all the help I've gotten from you and all the questions you've answered. Without you I wouldn't even be here.

    Thank you :-)

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    Thanks Lena! Great to hear

    All right, this Caravaggio painting shows the light-effect I was talking about, I think the correct name is caustics. It's the result of light being bend(refracted) in glass.
    Look at the water-bottle to the left, the light effect it creates on the table.



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    Yet about the Russian Academy of Arts, etc.

    Hi Everyone!

    First of all, it just occured to me that I've been a part of a wonderful group in Russian Facebook - http://vk.com/practicum - and I didn't share it here yet.
    It's a part of the art portal www.practicum.org, which has been mentioned on CA many times, but only with many more images and very hot discussions.

    You need to register there first. Yeah... it's in Russian (registration is available in English), but it's still worth of visiting. Click on the "Albums" part (check translation in Google) - there are literally thousands of images there - including the artworks made by professors of Repin Institute, as well as by their students. There are also albums by beginners, asking for advice, but I guess you'll easily see the difference and would know what album to ignore and what to investigate.

    Also, there are many discussions and albums on art schools, including... well, yess, the Angel's. ) They discuss what's done correctly and what's wrongfully at those schools in regards of teaching academic art.

    In any case, this is a very valuable source of information and I'd love to share it with you all.

    A bit of self-promotion -
    The book that've been discussed here several times, Fundamentals of Drawing by V. A. Mogilevtsev - now available in English in PDF format.

    Best regards to all!

    Kat (that's short for Book Guru) )

    A couple of pages for you to enjoy:

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    Thank you so much Kat
    I checked the link, I suggest people sign up even if its russian facebook, it's not difficult. There are hundres and hundreds of cool art drawings/paintings from past and present. Shame that the discussions doesn't seem to be translated, I would be very curious about their view on western art education.

    I should mention that one of the artists you'd find work of in that group is actually teaching now here in Florence.
    Sergey Chubirko
    http://www.artac.org/faculty/chubirko/
    The prices of that academy is a lot less than Florence and Angel academy, but they don't teach painting in the same (french)way.
    I've talked with a couple of students and as far as the figure drawing is concerned they were more than satisfied.
    They have an evening drawing/anatomy program that's very popular among Angel students.

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