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Face Time: Myrna Wacknov Self-Portrait Gallery

Around the time watercolor artist-turned-mixed-media-artist Myrna Wacknov began painting experimental portraits, she hit upon a way to streamline the effort that has since provided an endless opportunity for inventive exploration: self-portraiture. “I was teaching a workshop in advanced portraiture, and one of the lessons was about the face and hands,” she says. “The previous lesson...

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Portrait Drawings from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts: Online Exclusive

If you’re a fan of a traditional, classical approach to drawing, you’ll love the current exhibition at The Drawing Center, in New York City, which features a wide selection of portrait drawings from the collection of the esteemed Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in Paris. The school is virtually synonymous with the academic approach to drawing and...

How to Draw a Picture from a Photo: A Free Portrait Tutorial

If you’ve ever tried your hand at portraiture, you’ll know that drawing from photographs has its advantages and disadvantages. Deciding whether to draw from life or from photographic reference should be a matter of choosing the practical path. Drawing from life will allow an artist to see a fuller value range than what can...