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The Sight-Size Cast

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Sight-Size /sait-saiz/ n. An arrangement of the artist, their artwork and subject that allows the artist to see the artwork and subject in a one-to-one relationship. It is only through the Sight-Size arrangement that the visual comparison is direct. Sight-Size can be life-size, smaller than life-size, or larger than life-size.Learning how to accurately see, as well as draw, is best done through Sight-Size cast drawing. Ateliers exist worldwide to help you do that. But what if you cannot afford atelier training, or there is not an atelier nearby? Or, perhaps you are already in an atelier and would like to supplement that training?Contained within The Sight-Size Cast is everything you ever wanted to know about Sight-Size cast drawing and painting, impressionistic seeing, and the ways in which many of the ateliers that stem from R. H. Ives Gammell and Richard Lack teach their students.Despite its title, The Sight-Size Cast is as much about learning to see objectively as it is about cast drawing and painting specifically. Using plaster casts in Sight-Size is simply the best means to an end, which is accurate sight.The first part of The Sight-Size Cast is focused on the definitions, history, and theories of Sight-Size. These topics will provide you with a basis for the second and third parts of the book, which are all about action. As such, part two is directly focused on learning to see through Sight-Size cast drawing and part three on Sight-Size cast painting. These teachings will be of immense use to you, whether you are attending an atelier, academy, or are learning on your own.Would you like to read a free chapter of The Sight-Size Cast? Access it at sightsizecast.com

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The Sight-Size Cast by Darren R. Rousar is an exhaustive and detailed book, useful for everyone who looks to better understand the uses of Sight-Size as related to drawing and painting. Sight-Size is a fundamental and necessary tool for the artist in everyday practice. The many examples of the masters that the author uses helps to bind together the true strength of generations of genius and how each resolved the difficult task of recording nature whether a portrait, landscape, or a single cast within the studio through Sight-Size. The Sight-Size Cast is a must read textbook for reference today and for future generations. Sight-Size gets the job done.
-Allan R Banks, Painter. Studied with Richard Lack and R. H. Ives Gammell.
Darren R. Rousar is the first to admit that learning the demanding and difficult craft of painting is best accomplished under the critical eye of an experienced painter. In fact, it is with that advice that he begins and ends The Sight-Size Cast. How-to books have historically been poor substitutes for studying with such a teacher. However, in The Sight Size Cast, Darren has created a reference which comes as close to the ideal as any instructional book I have read. In it the reader will find the practiced and proven principles which teachers have used for generations explained as clearly and systematically as possible. Sight-Size, as a way of seeing and observing, is explored from both its historical application and its practical value to today’s student. Darren’s real achievement, however, is his clearly explained and beautifully illustrated step-by-step exposition of the Sight-Size process. Not only is this a wonderful reference for aspiring students, but also for anyone who would like to add to their craft a better understanding of foundational artistic seeing. From technical procedures and tools to history and philosophy, it is all here.
-Kirk Richards is an artist, author and teacher from Amarillo, TX who learned Sight-Size during his studies with Richard Lack from 1976-80.
For centuries, students began their studies by drawing and painting from antique casts. They learned to see the outside shape and the edge of the shadow and how to model half tones and turn edges – essential skills for any realist artist. Darren R. Rousar does a remarkable job of explaining and illustrating in great detail how students today may learn these skills. I heartily endorse The Sight-Size Cast!
-Richard Whitney, PhD.H, Artist and author. Studied with Sid Willis and R. H. Ives Gammell.

About the Author

Darren Rousar is an atelier-trained artist who writes books and runs an online atelier teaching people how to draw and paint. He does this by first teaching them how to see. He is the author of six books and the founder of Atelier Rousar | online.

Sight-Size /sait-saiz/ n. An arrangement of the artist, their artwork and subject that allows the artist to see the artwork and subject in a one-to-one relationship. It is only through the Sight-Size arrangement that the visual comparison is direct. Sight-Size can be life-size, smaller than life-size, or larger than life-size.Learning how to accurately see, as well as draw, is best done through Sight-Size cast drawing. Ateliers exist worldwide to help you do that. But what if you cannot afford atelier training, or there is not an atelier nearby? Or, perhaps you are already in an atelier and would like to supplement that training?Contained within The Sight-Size Cast is everything you ever wanted to know about Sight-Size cast drawing and painting, impressionistic seeing, and the ways in which many of the ateliers that stem from R. H. Ives Gammell and Richard Lack teach their students.Despite its title, The Sight-Size Cast is as much about learning to see objectively as it is about cast drawing and painting specifically. Using plaster casts in Sight-Size is simply the best means to an end, which is accurate sight.The first part of The Sight-Size Cast is focused on the definitions, history, and theories of Sight-Size. These topics will provide you with a basis for the second and third parts of the book, which are all about action. As such, part two is directly focused on learning to see through Sight-Size cast drawing and part three on Sight-Size cast painting. These teachings will be of immense use to you, whether you are attending an atelier, academy, or are learning on your own.Would you like to read a free chapter of The Sight-Size Cast? Access it at sightsizecast.com

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