In my student years, I had a feeling that the teaching methods were not exactly correct and coherent. As a teacher I have always aimed at creating an integral system, a range of methods that would allow teaching drawing and painting any person regardless of age, skills and even talent. My first finished book, The Art School, is a coherent system that bridges the gap that exists in teaching the beginners. It explains both basic theory and techniques that facilitate the drawing process.
My book Composition in Photography: A New Approach (English Edition) is available on Amazon now.
It was created in collaboration with two great photographers Daniil Parniouk and Christian David Aragon, whos perfect work you’ll find inside the book. You’ll find a lot of articles with rules of composition for photographers. And, about all of these articles, tell us how to place objects inside a frame. The flow here is mixing up such terms as depicted object and element of composition, form, and content. Therefore, these rules are not rules of composition. They are rules of working with objects. We can call them content-related rules or content rules to make the difference with rules of composition.
When we speak about rules of composition, we speak about spots on a quadrangular plane, physical characteristics of work, about its form. And, when we speak about content rules, we speak about depicted three-dimensional objects in imaginary three-dimensional space inside the photo frame, story the picture tells us.
I also wrote a course on Child Development Drawing for kids 5-10 years old. I believe that perception doesn’t shape before a child is 10 years old. That’s why seriously it is only possible to teach drawing and painting those who are over 11. Child Development Drawing mainly aims at exercising attention, diligence, and acumen. At the same time, children get familiar with certain drawing and painting techniques. But the accuracy of the result, the matching of a child’s drawing to the example is never assessed. The most important thing is to help a child discover something new in familiar, get a wider view and learn the potential of colors and techniques.
In Russian now are available nine textbooks written by me. As the product of my teaching experience, all the methods described in these books are tested in practice and proven to give best results.
Child Development Drawing for parents
Comics Drawing Classes at Archpoint Kids
Human figure sketching
Plein air in Moscow
Portrait drawing classes
Working with Conte sketching pencils
The first drop-in drawing class for children ages 5-10
Drawing classes for children