Author Archives: Brian Riley

About Brian Riley

Managing Editor, Drawing Magazine

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Drawing Winter 2014, Preview Video

The latest issue of Drawing shines a light on portraiture, with articles featuring a portrait demonstration from Costa Vavagiakis; a survey of drawings from Everett Raymond Kinstler; and a selection of work from the National Portrait Gallery. It also includes a look at sketchbooks and artwork created with silverpoint. Check out the preview video below...

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Breaking Through the Wall

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it never fails. I always seem to hit the wall creatively. Maybe it’s the oppressive cold. Maybe it’s the shorter days/longer nights. But I always seem to end up in a funk that affects my writing, my work…everything. So what’s one to...

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In the Current Issue, Fall 2013

Amid all the excitement of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, we hope you haven’t forgotten to check out the latest issue of Drawing. The Fall 2013 issue is available for purchase now. Included in the issue is a sample of the Bargue Method that’s being taught at the Academy of Realist Art; work from Adonna...

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Drawing Fall 2013, Preview Video

The latest issue of Drawing celebrates the magazine’s 10th anniversary, focusing on some of the incredible artists we’ve featured in the past, and also featuring useful advice and instruction, as always. Check out the preview video below for a taste of what’s included, and then go here to buy the issue in both print and digital...

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The Bargue Method at the Academy of Realist Art

The Fall 2013 issue of Drawing marks the magazine’s 10th anniversary, and as part of the celebration, we shined a spotlight on drawing instruction, an integral part of the magazine’s content for the last decade. Here, as part of that spotlight, we offer a brief excerpt from our article by Fernando Freitas on the...

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Drawing Magazine Cover Countdown: #4

This fall, Drawing magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and to get the festivities started, the Drawing Magazine Blog is looking back at our 10 favorite covers. To see the full list so far, check out the entire Drawing Magazine Blog. ~~ For our No. 4 cover, we look at a piece from a...

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In the Current issue of Drawing – Summer 2013

The summer 2013 issue of Drawing focuses on illustration, highlighting how the best examples of the art form are not only wonderfully imaginative but also as technically accomplished as the drawings and paintings seen in galleries. For a taste of what’s included in the issue, check out: An online gallery of mater illustrators Winners from the Society...

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Drawing Magazine Cover Countdown: #7

This fall, Drawing magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and to get the festivities started, the Drawing Magazine Blog is looking back at our 10 favorite covers. To see the full list so far, check out the entire Drawing Magazine Blog. Our #7 cover may still be fresh in your memory, as it’s from...

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Drawing Summer 2013, Preview Video

The latest issue of Drawing magazine brings you the best of illustration with articles on Edward Hopper, Sigmund Abeles, Ed Sorel, and Mark Schultz, as well as spotlights on drawing with markers and the best drawings in the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art. Check the preview video below for a taste of what’s included, and...