The Artist’s Handbook

Here’s how to use The Artist’s Handbook by Ralph Mayer.

First I sketched the bottom book by itself, then added the top book.

The Artist's Handbook by Ralph Mayer

The Artist’s Handbook by Ralph Mayer

The Artist's Handbook, sketched

The Artist’s Handbook, sketched

The Artist's Handbook as the model

Books as models

I was amazed at how may ways I had to measure — and readjust — my sketch.

Sketched books, an exercise in perspective

Sketched books, an exercise in perspective

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