Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Scans from Famous Artists School

Famous Artists School is a correspondence art instructional school founded in 1948. It really was staffed by famous artists, and Norman Rockwell was one of its instigators. (Wikipedia has a good article about the origins and history of the school.)

Mark Kennedy, the blogger of Temple of the Seven Golden Camels, got his hands on one of the early instructional lessons from Famous Artists School, having to do with draperies and costumes. Folds are hard to draw, but this lesson analyzes them in a way that really helps you understand they way fabric behaves.

If only there were lucid and straightforward instructional booklets like this for everything worth learning.