Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres : Quote 1


To draw does not simply mean to reproduce contours; the drawing does not simply consist in the idea; the drawing is even the expression, the interior form, the plan, the model. Look what remains after that! The drawing is three-fourths and a half of what constitutes painting. If I had to put a sign over the door of my atelier, I would write: School of Drawing…and I’m certain that I would create painters.

(‘Notes et pensées’ in « Ingres, sa vie, ses travaux, sa doctrine » by H. Delaborde, p.123, H. Plon, 1870)

The Painter David Gray

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Firstly, you must know that  I am a user of Twitter (my account: @ dessinsplaisirs) and I’m subscribed to some accounts including the creator of the blog Underpaintings : Matthew D. Innis. This site is awesome, I discover very interesting painters. I recommend you to follow his blog.

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David Kassan : The genius of the realistic portrait

A photo of David Jon Kassan

David Jon Kassan

I discovered D. Kassan by looking for a video on the drawing. His Video fascinated me : we could see each of his movements in spite of  a little faster video.
I am an amateur of academic and realistic drawing. I found my happiness with Mr Kassan. In fact, the other draftsmen and painters are certainly so competent as him. But he understood the interest to show his work and especially his working way. It is what I appreciate about Mr Kassan, after his work naturally!

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