Advice on Drawing -- Vincent Van Gogh

ā€œCareful study and the constant and repeated copying of Bargue's exercises ["Drawing Course," by Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome] have given me an insight into figure drawing. I have learned to measure, and to see, and to look for the broad outlines, so that, thank God, what seemed utterly impossible to me before is gradually becoming possible now. I no longer stand as helpless before nature as I used to do.ā€

"Drawing Course," by Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome