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    Cast Drawing and Where to buy Drawing Casts in the UK

    Can anyone recommend any sites in the UK where I can buy drawing casts. I have found a few in the US but not the UK.

    Is there another name for it to aid in my failed google searches?

    Also what sort of casts are good for a beginner to start with. Anatomical models ok?
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    I think because casts are such a specific thing you will most likely have to purchase from abroad. One idea that I suggest you do is to get in contact with some ateliers or drawing/painting schools in the UK. Ask where they got theirs from.
    Another thing that I might suggest is to begin with bargue plates if you have no luck finding casts.

    Goodluck!
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    I bought my casts from the italian site http://www.fumagallidossi.com/

    You have to email them if you want to know pricing and shipping rates. Went smoothly for me.

    I ony know of that one and two others in europe.

    French: http://www.lorenzi.fr/
    German: http://www.abguss-sammlung-berlin.de/

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    Hmm good idea about contacting ateliers here in the UK

    Mr Man could you possibly check this thread where I have been asking whether I should be drawing 3D objects or 2D objects as a beginner. http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...90#post2616590 Afer the advice I got I would be reluctant to draw bargue plates over casts at first. Man this stuff is confusing.

    Also are these ok they arent exactly casts but figureens I think
    http://d-anatomystore.com/?p=651
    http://d-anatomystore.com/?p=112
    http://d-anatomystore.com/?p=645

    or the much more expensive
    http://www.freedomofteach.com/products/artist_busts
    http://www.freedomofteach.com/produc...igure_female_1
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    Quote Originally Posted by citrusfrukt View Post
    I bought my casts from the italian site http://www.fumagallidossi.com/

    You have to email them if you want to know pricing and shipping rates. Went smoothly for me.

    I ony know of that one and two others in europe.

    French: http://www.lorenzi.fr/
    German: http://www.abguss-sammlung-berlin.de/
    Some really nice ones on the italian site but none of those sites are in english making things very difficult
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    You sometimes see them in museum shops (expensive though). I would suggest actually doing the studies in a museum from the actual sculptures, such as the original Greek statues in the British Museum or the casts in the Victoria & Albert Museum. The V&A has casts of all the great sculptures of Europe.

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    Just a quick note to anyone interested in getting reference busts reading this thread -- just found some gorgouse ones on philippe faraut's site

    http://philippefaraut.com/store/refe...ale-torso.html
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    In case anyone is still looking for casts in the UK, I have spent a lot of time recently searching for them, to avoid the high shipping costs of getting them sent from America or Europe.

    There are 2 ateliers that I know of in London, the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA) and Lavender Hill Studios. I've been in contact with both of them and got a price list back from Lavender Hill, ranging from £120 to £285. I'm still waiting for prices from LARA, but they said they have some for sale.

    These are not really any cheaper than the ones from the US, but may work out cheaper if you take the overseas shipping into account. Anyway, might be worth contacting them to see what they have available.

    Also, I found that onlinelifedrawing.com have plaster cast reference photos which you could use if you can't afford to buy your own cast.

    Hope that helps.
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