Saturday, December 4, 2010

How to Draw Eyes



How to Draw the Eye. Print on Ebay.

From The Principles of Drawing by Gerard De Lairesse. Published by Thomas Bowles: 1752, London. 5th Edition.

From the Title page:

Gerard de Lairesse: An Artist betweeen Stage and StudioThe Principles of Drawing: or, An Easy and Familiar Method whereby Youth are directed in the Practice of the useful Art. Being A COMPLEAT DRAWING BOOK: Containing a Curious Collection of Examples in all the Variety of Cases; As the several Parts of the Human Body, whole Figures, Landskips, Cattle, Building etc. curiously Engraved on Copper-Plates, after the Designs of Albert Durer, Abrah. Bloemart, Carlo Morac, Le Clerc, Hollar, and other Great Masters. To which is prefix'd, AN INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING; Containg an Account of the Instruments and Materials used in DRAWING, and the Method of managing them; also Instructions to form the Judgment of a young Beginner, and direct his Hand in Practice, with easy and proper Lessons for him at the first Entrance. ALSO, Easy and Proper Lessons for a YOUNG BEGINNER, with Instructions to form his Judgment and direct his Practice. Translated from the FRENCH of Monsieur GERARD DE LAIRESSE, and improved with Abstracts from C.A. Du Fresnoy.

Gerard de Lairesse: An Artist betweeen Stage and Studio



The principles of drawing: or, an easy and familiar method whereby youth are directed in the practice of that useful art. Being a compleat drawing book A treatise on the art of painting, in all its branches; accompanied by seventy engraved plates, and exemplified by remarks on the paintings of the best masters .. The principles of design for the curious young gentlemen and ladies, who study and practice the ... art of drawing, colouring and japanning: or a new and ... drawing-book; ... introduction to drawing
The principles of drawing: or, an easy and familiar method whereby youth are directed in the practice of that useful art. Being a compleat drawing book

A treatise on the art of painting, in all its branches; accompanied by seventy engraved plates, and exemplified by remarks on the paintings of the best masters ..

The principles of design for the curious young gentlemen and ladies, who study and practice the ... art of drawing, colouring and japanning: or a new and ... drawing-book; ... introduction to drawing



French Academic Study of the eye. Drawing on Ebay.


Dissection of an Eye. Print on Ebay.

From Govard Bidloo's monumental work "Anatomia humani corporis or Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams", Dutch Edition, was published in 1690 in Amsterdam by Joannes van Someren, Joannes van Dyk, Hendrik, and Dirk Boom.

Brief Van G. Bidloo Aan Antony Van Leeuwenhoek (1698) (Dutch Edition)





Anatomy of the Eye from from a famous German encyclopedia: 'Meyers grosses Konversations-Lexikon.' ca. 1897 edition, published in Leipzig and Vienna.

Dissection of an Eye. Print on Ebay.

Meyers grosses konversations-lexikon: Ein nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen wissens (German Edition)

Also see: How to Draw Eyes - The Cyclopedia Book of Plates


This plate is from Johann Daniel Preissler's Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic, oder Gr√ľndlich-verfasste Reguln (The theory invented by practice, or Multiple-authored Rules) based on studies and analysis of the works of master of painting, and which also included sections on flowers, ornaments and landscape.

More about him at this post: How to Draw People - Johann Daniel Preissler.

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