Drawing casts were originally used by European student artists during the Middle Ages as a means of practice for drawing and painting. Those studying art would use casts as means to practice scale and obtain realism, which was a popular movement at the time. Using drawing casts had the benefit of being inanimate. The student artist could take their time practicing their hand at shadowing and illustrating depth while using a drawing cast. Drawing casts usually consisted of geometrical shapes, hands and faces. Famous artists who used drawing casts in their studies include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

Present day, drawing cast are still used by students. Those interested in teaching or learning art fundamentals would find our Geometrical Shape Set of Ten of great use.  The geometrical shapes are also highly desirable pieces for art collectors. Anyone with an eye for art and who is a lover of history would love to add the School Of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Horse Sculpture to their collection.

Drawing casts also make great gifts for those in the medical field. The exquisite details of the Ecorche Anatomical Man Study Model Artist Cast Sculpture  makes this statue a great medical school graduate gift.

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  1. Anatomical Study of Flayed Male L'ecorche by Houdon

    Here is a wonderful Drawing Cast for sale at http://www.Statue.com
    This is one of many Artist cast we offer!

    Anatomical Study of Flayed Male L’ecorche by Houdon. Anatomical Study (Houdon’s studio, late 18th century). In Rome, the young Houdon was given the opportunity to study human anatomy extensively thanks to a surgeon. In 1767, he modeled the famous L’ecorche, an anatomical study of a flayed male which allowed the muscles to be observed in detail. Soon afterward, every self-respecting academy in Europe had a copy of the sculpture which was freely reproduced in countless versions.Part of our Museum Collection of noteworthy museum statues, paintings and cultural artifacts. Houdon Anatomical Male Sculpture reproduction is made from resin with a bronze finish and measures 10 H x 4.5 W x 2.75 D.

    Hippocrates Bust 23" HighOne of our customers created two beautiful charcoal drawing of Hippocrates.  He used a solid white drawing cast model of Hippocrates for these exquisite works of art.  We welcome our customers to share how they use our products in creating works of art or in decorating their home, garden or business.

Please share any other drawings that have used are drawing cast with us:  hippocrates_drawing_cast1hippocrates_drawingcast2

Nineteenth century Art instruction often included the use of sculptural models as teaching aids for drawing, painting and sculpture study, known as Drawing Casts to emphasize the study of form and the visual effect that light and shadow had on these forms. A recent resurgence of interest in the use of these aids to teach art fundamentals has inspired Statue.com to create a collection of Artist Cast in a bonded stone or Plaster and finished in museum white, these classical cast are a staple for Art Studios, Schools, and Universities. Statue.com is proud to offer this high quality drawing casts as “tools of the trade,” maintaining the high tradition of a classical art training. Artists, Teachers, Designers and Decorators alike will appreciate the beauty in pure geometry, and we expect these shapes may even be displayed as accents of sculptural form and balance simply as design elements in your studio, learning institution or the aspiring artist.