Author Archives: Brian Riley

About Brian Riley

Managing Editor, Drawing Magazine

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Drawing, Spring 2015 Preview Video

The spring 2015 issue of Drawing focuses on the beauty and versatility of black-and-white drawing. We reveal the winners in our annual competition of black-and-white work and also look at artists who draw wildlife in graphite, landscapes in charcoal, and portraits in a variety of media. Visit our online store to purchase a copy or to...

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Drawing, Winter 2015 Preview Video

The winter 2015 issue of Drawing focuses on two related themes: color and nature. We look at how several artists are using colored pencil to create luminous, chromatic, convincingly rendered images. We also look at the work of artists past and present  who set out to draw subjects from the natural world or who...

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Drawing, Fall 2014 Preview Video

The fall 2014 issue of Drawing is devoted to the continuation of your artistic education, with focuses on holding a pencil, the relationship between painting and drawing, and how to draw the eye and the ear from various angles. Other topics include a look at the nearly photographic accuracy in the work of of James Valerio,  the 17th-century Baroque...

Drawing, Summer 2014 Preview Video

The summer 2014 issue of Drawing focuses on the genre of still life, with articles on how beginner artists can practice drawing objects and how advanced artists can further hone their craft by depicting intricate still life setups. Other topics include drawing in pastel, using perspective, drawing facial features, and a retrospective of the charcoal drawings...

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Still Life Splendor: Acrylic Paintings from Marike Kleynscheldt

Marike Kleynscheldt creates still lifes that present a window into her passions and curiosities. The highly refined works often include items of special significance, adding a additional layer of meaning to her paintings. The artist’s work is featured in Acrylic Artist, a special summer release from the editors of The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist, Pastel...

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Drawing, Spring 2014 Preview Video

The latest issue of Drawing focuses on ink and the many ways artists use it in their work. Articles include a survey of artists who work with the medium, a rundown of the different types of inks available, and a spotlight on Paul Madonna, who uses ink to create a unique type of comic strip. Also...

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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...