Igor Babailov's students at the Florence Academy, Florence, Italy
The attended students were from Norway, Sweden,
South Africa, New Zealand, Canada and USA
Sayaka Yamanouchi traveled all the way from Tokyo, Japan
to take Mr. Babailov's classes.
"If you have ambitions to go beyond your dreams, do not seek to copy others “style", but rather aim to acquire the fundamentals of the timeless principles of the academic school, a prerequisite for the development of your Uniqueness as an Artist."
Igor V. Babailov, Hon. RAA, earned his M.F.A. degree (Ph.D equivalent in the U.S.) from the historic Russian Academy of Arts (est.1757). As an expert in Art Education, over the past 27 years of his professional career he has been invited to demonstrate his skills and lecture at:
~ Igor Babailov, Hon. RAA
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"Even when you Paint you never stop Drawing..."
by Igor Babailov
Surikov Academy, 1988
Inspired by Igor Babailov's demo, the students work on their own pieces. Master-class, California.
The Florence Academy of Art (Italy), Cincinnati Art Club, Vanderbilt University, Monmouth University, American Society of Portrait Artists, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, Ave Maria University, Portrait Society of Atlanta, West Coast Portrait Society, Royal Ontario Museum, Aquinas College, Ontario College of Art, and others.
Life Portrait Demonstration for the Portrait Society of Atlanta
Photo by Robert Christie, Atlanta, GA
Presentation for the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia
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Painting does not exist without drawing. It is the outstanding drawing with its values, which makes the best examples of paintings in the History of Fine Art strong and powerful.
Anyone can copy/modify photos or ready-
made images, whether they are black
and white or in color; but it is the
skill of working from life and particularly
drawing from life, which reveals the
artist's true "Masterability". Even
when you paint you never stop
drawing, only this time you do that
with the brush. Drawing from life is the
must and the fundamental to learn and
to know for anyone, wishing to
become a truly Professional Artist and
That is the philosophy of the traditional
school and such Masters as
Bouguereau, Whistler and Serov.
And this is the main focus of my workshops with life demos in Oil, Pencil and Pastel, which distinguishes
them from the workshops of others.
In Visual Art, I believe, the more Demos of different medium techniques the students see, the more they learn and understand how to approach those mediums in their own works. It is especially helpful to realize that those very different mediums are actually very much related to each other and have a lot in common - they are the 'clothes' on the beautiful anatomically structured human form underneath.
Having 16 years of formal academic education and 23 years of teaching experience with students around the world, I can assure you that there are no shortcuts in Visual Art's learning. However, my accredited Academic method of teaching will enable you to possess the knowledge you need and to gain the skills you deserve in no time. With the proper academic instruction, just like the Masters you will be able to paint expertly and fast, without wasting your time on fixing mistakes, simply because there won't be any. This will also help you to establish your individual style and to find yourself as an artist sooner than you think. Your education is your investment, invest wisely.
Portrait Studies by Igor Babailov
Igor Babailov Ultimate Master Set of Fine Brushes
Master of Ascending Realism
Portrait Master Workshops
Direct Teacher-Student Lineage
Direct Teacher-Student Lineage
Selected publications which featured Igor Babailov
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Igor V. Babailov, Hon. RAA, KStA