Value study of Bargue’s Anne of Brittany plate.

Half Face Plate Tych Panel

Left: Bargue’s plate Right: My copy

When it comes to my work, I nearly always become lost in the details entirely too soon…missing the forest for the trees, if you will.
In an effort to break this poor habit, I enrolled in Bargue’s Cours de Dessin at The Drawing Studio in Dublin.
Though I’ve hardly scratched the surface of this course, I have already noticed a change in the way I observe my subject matter.

Here are 3 things I’ve learned from the course:

1. Think abstractly to reproduce an accurate, realistic representation of the subject.

2.  Review and stand back constantly to make small adjustments that will impact the whole picture.

3. Create balance in the drawing by not focusing on one area for too long.

Even if you can’t take the course in person, I highly recommend picking up a copy of the book and trying it out for yourself.

Eye Plate Tych Panel

Top: Bargue’s plates Middle: My copy Bottom: Process shot of setting in the correct angles