Friday, June 29, 2012

How to draw Eyes, Nose, Ears and Mouths

 Gerard deLairesse page about drawing mouths and noses
 Eyes, noses, mouths and ears from The School of Raphael
Robert Sayer a page about drawing eyes, noses and mouths

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gustave Henri Marchetti

Gustave Henri Marchetti studied art in Paris with Gabriel Ferrier and Bourguereau. He began to exhibit his art there in Paris in 1895 and became a full member of the Societaire des Artistes Francais in 1901. Marchetti exhibited with the Artistes Francais until the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

See the drawing on Ebay.
The Essence Of Line: French Drawings From Ingres To Degas

Human Figure (Drawing)

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Louis Igout

Louis Igout was a French photographer who published sheets of multiple images for figure artists to work from.

Female images at Cat'zArts.
A few more images.
Images at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
More at Tumblr.
Etudes Académiques. 1re Partie.

Album of 38 photographic prints with 608 images: nude studies of children, women and men.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Books For Sale in Europe

Figure Drawings Newsletter

June 17, 2012
In This Issue:
  1. Books for sale in the UK
  2. Books for Sale in France 
  3. Books for Sale in Germany

1. Books for sale in the UK
The books are now available for local delivery in the United Kingdom.

2. Books for Sale in France
Les livres sont maintenant disponibles pour la livraison locale en France.

 3. Bücher zum Verkauf in Deutschland
Die Bücher sind jetzt für die lokale Zustellung in Deutschland verfügbar.

  Thank you for your interest in

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Classic Academic Drawings of Hands

French study of hands and feet from around 1770,  see the drawing on Ebay.

Study of a hand with a bean, see the drawing on Ebay.

Study of a hand holding a stone from 19th century France, see the drawing on Ebay.

Study of child's hands.

Drawing Hands and Feet: Form, Proportions, Gestures and Actions (The Art of Drawing)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Charles Amand-Durand - Heliogravures

Charles Amand-Durand (1831-1905) A French reproductive artist made beautiful facsimile etchings of noted etchers through the photogravure process he called heliogravure. Amand-Durand would transfer an image photographically to a copper plate a (photogravure) he would examine an original print of the same subject from a prominent collection, and enhance his photogravure to match the original he had at hand. Each etching was inked, wiped and printed by hand to reproduce the original. These heliogravures were and are so good that there are many framed images that have been passed off as originals and the owners believe that they are. Many can only be distinguished by print connoisseurs. Each Amand-Durand heliogravure has an Amand-Durand stamp on the verso, sometimes these were removed by unscrupulous dealers and print sellers and sold as originals.
The Portfolio 1894 - 1898. The Etchings of Rembrandt. Dutch Etchers of the Seventeenth Century. Gerard David, Painter and Illuminator. The Engravings of Albrecht Durer. The Paintings and Drawings of Albrecht Durer. Peter Paul Rubens.

 Le livre de bijouterie de René Boyvin, d'Angers, reproduit en fac-simile par M. Amand-Durand. Notice par Georges Duplessis (French Edition)

Oeuvre de Martin Schongauer Reproduit et Publie par Amand-Durand

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Morris Henry Hobbs

 The Butterflies.

Left Tahitian Girl, center Susanne, right The Bathers.

 Left Study of a male figure, right Hilltop.

Morris Henry Hobbs (1892-1967) Was an American artist. He produced etchings, engravings, paintings, as weel as work as an illustrator, woodcarver and teacher.

See prints on Ebay.

Hobbs was born in Rockford, Illinois. He studied drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the 1920s and 1930s, he traveled several times throughout England, Belgium and France. In 1938 he went to New Orleans and produced small prints of the French Quarte. He stayed in New Orleans for the rest  of his life. He formed the Society of Louisiana Etchers and was its first president. Biography at, which also has some small prints for sale.

Another print at Studio Antiques and Fine Art.

An example at the Smithsonian website.

At Article: Four Recent Prints by Morris Henry Hobbs - Architect: Frederick L. Ackerman This is not a book but an article, ad or vintage paper item
The American Scene on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection

Printmaking in New Orleans
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