Measuring Methods for Artists DVD - click to enlarge
Measuring Methods for Artists DVD - click to enlarge
Measuring Methods for Artists DVD

Most artists are familiar with the iconic image of the artist holding up a pencil to measure their subject. Measuring is a way for artists to determine relative proportions, angles and exact composition. Yet, surprisingly, the actual process of measuring remains a mystery to many artists.

In this program, art expert Larry Withers, demonstrates the three most widely employed measuring methods: comparative, sight-size and triangulation. These methods have been used and perfected over many years, but are rarely taught in the classroom. Each technique is different except for one thing—they all use the artist's most essential measuring tool: a pencil.

This DVD is divided into several chapters starting with an introduction to measuring, followed by a review of all materials and tools. The third chapter establishes a set of standard rules to ensure measurements are exact. The next three chapters address the three specific measuring techniques. Each chapter begins with a discussion of the concept behind a particular method followed by a step-by-step demonstration.

Withers also provides valuable tips and advice throughout the video to ensure viewers get the best results. This video comes with a downloadable Materials and Tools List for convenience.

Host: Larry Withers, along with his wife Sharyn, is a co-founder of On Air Video, and is a successful author and video producer. Having studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Larry combines his training with his knowledge of video production to create a line of clear and comprehensive instructional videos.

Run time: 50 minutes Format: DVD Video, Color, Widescreen

Target audience: teenager to adult.

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