View Full Version : If You Want to Draw Figures - READ THIS: Frank Reilly Method of Figure Drawing

11 November 2006, 07:26 PM
Check out this great link which details Frank Reilly's Method of Figure Drawing:

11 November 2006, 08:07 PM
Here's another good link about Reilly's art and teaching:

11 November 2006, 08:12 PM
Here is a book written by one of his students:

Mastering Drawing The Human Figure From Life, Memory, Imagination (Paperback)
by Jack Faragasso (

Here is the author's website:

12 December 2006, 06:38 PM
Rebecca! This is THE drawing method I learned and have practiced all my drawing life. I was taught by guys that trained under Fred Fixler who studied under Frank Reilly. All the gesture shapes and graphic lay-ins are on that page you found. Wow. I picked up some points I hadn't been aware of such as the station and connector points. And reading his history is interesting as I realize his close assocation with D. Cornwell (another top favorite illustrator I study). Really glad you posted this.

12 December 2006, 01:53 AM
Awesome info!

I too am a decendent of the Reilly Method, through a student of Fred Fixler. Watts Atelier ( ( keeps this tradition alive, as does California Art Institute ( ( and LA Academy of Figurative Art ( ( It seems like ateliers are popping up everywhere these days teaching the Reilly Method and the Bargue sight-size method. It's really exciting to see a resurgence of classical figurative art; it sure seems that it's been out of favor in recent years.

04 April 2008, 10:50 PM
I have you all beat. I was a student of Fred Fixler. :)

06 June 2010, 03:37 PM
Hi Rebeccak and friends,

I am soooo happy to find this forum and links!
You are changing my goals of studies and all that will be precious to my illustrations.
Thank you very much!

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