Sight-Size Cast Drawing Basic Materials List
You will need some form of studio space. No, it does not need to be a fancy, purpose-built studio. While there are a number of requirements, you also have a number of options.
- Your space must be controlled. In other words, it should not be in a room that requires you to set up and take down each session.
- You also need to be able to control the lighting of the room, as well as that which illuminates your setup.
- Your space must be large enough that it enables you to view your setup from at least 6 feet (2 meters) away - more would be better!
*If you cannot stand or walk for long periods, contact me and we will discuss your options.
A Plaster Cast
You will need a cast (or substitute) from which to draw. My recommendation for your first drawing cast purchase is to buy a nose.*
- David's Nose from The Caproni Collection is here.
- David's Nose from Natural Pigments is here.
- David's Nose from Felice Calchi is here.
*If you cannot acquire or afford a plaster cast, you can use off-white pottery.
Necessary studio equipment includes:
- A stable easel, which is capable of holding your drawing board in a perfectly vertical orientation*
- A still life stand*, chest high shelf, or chest high cabinet
- A shadow box*
- A drawing board*
*These can be store bought or created yourself.
The basic list of materials is below.
- Numerous sticks of soft, medium, and hard charcoal (the Nitram brand is preferred)
- At least 6 sheets of charcoal paper
- A charcoal sanding block
- A chamois
- A kneaded eraser
- Two plumb lines
- A hand mirror
- A mahl stick