The Holistic Drawing Method

The same way a gymnast has to learn dance as well as how to lift weights, the drawer must learn to draw the same subject using dif The same way a gymnast has to learn dance as well as how to lift weights, the drawer must learn to draw the same subject using different techniques, some relying mainly on the left side of the brain, others on the right. These techniques are often mutually exclusive as well...


2005 VIDEO DIARY : A visit to the Auguste Rodin Museum in Paris.
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A visit to the Orsay Museum in Paris (Part 1/2)

A visit to the Orsay Museum in Paris (Part 2/2)



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Mario Henri Chakkour is currently developing LIVING SKETCHBOOK™

LIVING SKETCHBOOK™ is dedicated to making the process of visual expression easy and enjoyable to learn!

(The movie below is a trailer we put together as part of a presentation. Make sure you don't miss the MOVIES section.)

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Being that PERSPECTIVE is a key building block of healthy visual expression, in the first edition of his latest creation —LIVING SKETCHBOOK ™— MARIO HENRI CHAKKOUR tackles perhaps one of the most challenging of subjects, demystifies it, and promotes a sense of confidence — even the courage to brake the rules without showing it!

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