Books and Tools

Books

This drawing Course has helped me how to see and how to measure in the sight-size technique. In my opinion, an ultimate must for every aspiring artist. So if you are serious about becoming a great draftsman – this is the book to buy!!

Charles Bargue’s Drawing Course was developed at the request of the French Government in the 19th century to raise the level of art in France. This book is a complete reprint of the fabled but rare Drawing Course (Cours de Dessin) of Charles Bargue and Jean-Lâeon Gâerãome, published in Paris in the 1860s and 1870s. For most of the next half-century, this set of nearly 200 masterful lithographs was copied by art students worldwide before they attempted to draw from a live model. This book will be valuable to a wide range of artists, students, art historians, and collectors.

Palette

Flake White Hue (Winsor & Newton)
Transparent Oxide Brown (Rembrandt)
Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt)
Ultramarine Blue (Winsor & Newton)
Cobalt Blue (Winsor & Newton)
Viridian or Pthalo Green (Winsor & Newton)
Yellow Ochre Light (Rembrandt)
Yellow Ochre (Winsor & Newton)
Cadmium Yellow (Winsor & Newton)
Vermillion light (Rembrandt or Lukas1862)
Cadmium Scarlet (Winsor & Newton)
Alizarin Crimson Permanent or Permanent Rose (Winsor & Newton)
Light Red or Indian Red (Winsor & Newton)
Also, many Umbers, Siennas and Mars colors that vary depending on the needs of the painting

Mediums

putty medium (oil – chalk – marble dust)
Sansodor (Winsor & Newton)
Liquin (Winsor & Newton)
Venice Turpentine (Sennelier)
Turpentine (Sennelier)