Tag: Fake Art School

Lightfast Test: Lukas Aquarelle 1862 after two months

I originally planned to do more frequent updates on this, but found that there wouldn’t be much to report. It’s been two months since I hung the test strip in a south-facing window. During that time we’ve had one of the hottest Februarys on record. Test strip in window. For a quick review, see the first article in this series. Here’s the side-by-side scan of the two halves. Scan of both halves.

Just registered: fakeartschool.com

I recently started a series of posts jokingly titled “Fake Art School” where I look at historic art books and do drawing exercises found in them. The name was a joke that came out of nowhere. Imagine my surprise when I found out that fakeartschool.com was an available domain! So for $13 its mine for the next year at least. Right now the domain just redirects to my FAS page here on jennifermack.

Fake Art School: 002 Elements, Values

Fake Art School is my attempt at learning from the old masters using primary sources freely available on the internet. Download the book from the link below and join in! Discuss and share your work on Twitter. Textbook: Elements of pen-and-ink rendering Assignment: §1 pp. 2-6, Values (PDF pp. 20-24) Chapter Overview Value was touched on in the introduction. This chapter give more detail and some exercises to do. We start with two simple drawings that show values being used in different ways.

Fake Art School: 001 Elements, Introduction

Fake Art School is my attempt at learning from the old masters using primary sources freely available on the internet. Download the book from the link below and join in! Discuss and share your work on Twitter. Textbook: Elements of pen-and-ink rendering Assignment: §1 pp. 1-2, Introduction (PDF pp. 19-20) Chapter Overview The introduction to this section is short and to the point. But it also provides definitions of the major concepts discussed.

Fake Art School: 000 The Beginning

This is an experiment, something I’m calling Fake Art School. The name is to poke a little fun at how art education has gone from an apprenticeship to a pay-your-money-get-your-degree system. It’s also a way to organize a series of upcoming articles about going back to basics using old instruction books. Use the Fake Art School page to quickly find all these articles. Digging around in the Internet Archive, I ran across several books on pen and ink drawing: