Famous Artists Course
Famous Artists Course Books plus misc related itemsComplete set of 4 instructional books from Famous Artist School plus related misc. From 1956. Most in very good condition. Red book was more heavily used and has some corner wear on covers and interio...
4 Binders Famous Artists Course complete 1- 24 lessons1 (Burgundy) Lessons 1-6. 2 (Yellow) Lessons 7-12. 3 (Cobalt) Lessons 13-18. 4 (Gray) Lessons 19-24. Artists: Albert Dorne, Fred Ludekens, Norman Rockwell, Al Parker, Ben Stahl, Stevan Dohanos, Jon Wh...
Milton Caniff Famous Artists Cartoon course by Russell M. ChaceRube Goldberg, Milton Caniff, Al Capp, Harry Haenigsen, Willard Mullin, Gurney Williams, Dick Cavalli, Whitney Darrow Jr, Virgil Partch, Barney Tobey. still has the yellow student assignment pages int...
famous artists course
In 1948, illustrator Albert Dorne founded the Famous Artists School, a correspondence program for aspiring artists. Recruiting several other influential illustrators to be part of the project -- including Norman Rockwell and Al Parker -- Dorne and his colleagues distributed their curriculum and assessed student work by mail. The Al Parker Collection contains several of the school's lesson books. A few excerpts from the 1956 edition of the cartooning course are below.
A page from the Introduction about necessary and unnecessary lines calls cartooning "the art of simplification."
Lesson 7 is devoted to drawing "Pretty Girls." Above are tips for hairstyles, which note that "smart cartoon girls should wear the latest styles."
A fantastic illustration from Lesson 13, "Perspective," demonstrating successful technique.
This page from Lesson 18 provides guidelines on balloon lettering.
Each chapter concludes with an assignment the student is to complete and send in for evaluation. The above assignment follows Lesson 9, about drawing clothes and folds.