Cast Drawings

These are a couple of cast drawings that I made whilst studying at LARA.

Cast drawings are made in sight-size; a traditional technique whereby the drawing is created to exactly match the size of the original from a set viewing point, usually 4 or 5 steps back from the easel. It is a very time consuming process since each mark made on the drawing must be checked from the viewing position. The drawings above took up to 4 weeks to complete.

They are a great tool for training the eye and developing an appreciation for the finer points of the sculptures and works being studied. It takes time to analyse and to understand how and why these great works were created as they were.