Russian Drawing Course Part 3: Measuring from Observation

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    Join Ukrainian-born artist Iliya Mirochnik as he passes on a 250-year-old academic method preserved at the Repin Academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia and seldom taught outside of the Academy and never before on camera.

    The Russian Academic drawing and painting approaches were uninterrupted by the modern art movements that transformed representational art in the West, and as a result, they provide a unique and clear lineage to the greater art traditions of the past. As a powerful approach that is both constructive and depictive, it combines the two methods that prevail in contemporary representational art.

    In these three drawing Courses, we have set out to condense the entire program, spanning over eight years into a logical, step-by-step procedure. We have made improvements and added resources and exercises to explicitly drive home the concepts that are required to work in this approach.

    We have also structured the course so that it is not only useful for professional and experienced artists but also artists with no drawing experience whatsoever.

    The first course: the Fundamentals is our most comprehensive beginner-level course to date, including everything you need to get started.

    In this lesson, Iliya will break down one of the most vital skills in this method: measuring. Using a pair of knitting needles, you will learn how to take accurate angles from life and then apply it to your work. You will also learn how to use proportional measurement and how to work from flat photos.

    The New Masters Academy Coaching Program directly supports this Course. If you enroll in the coaching program, you can request an artist trained in the Russian Academic Method including Iliya Mirochnik himself. Click here to enroll in the Coaching Program.


    • Graphite pencils
    • Kneaded and Hard Erasers
    • Sanding Block
    • Utility Knife
    • Roll of Paper, Smooth Sketchbook paper
    • Staples
    • Staple gun
    • Easel
    • Light source
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    Are the photos for measuring available in the library?

    Shawn Laughlin
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    I’ve watched part 3 of this course 4 times and every time I choose to continue this course it throws me to part 3.

    Natalia Dowding
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    Firstly, thank you very much for your course. I am a beginner. The course is perfectly structured and your videos are always clear and up to point. This is exactly the course I was looking for.

    I am a struggling to get my angles right. I do my drawing from different locations, having rather busy lifestyle and much travelling. I often have to position my object (box etc) at the side of my easel. So to measure angle i have to step to side, turn and so on. I think it becomes a problem for measuring angles as my own position is slightly changing while move out to measure and then back to the easel. Can this pose a problem and how can i improve it?





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