Author Archives: Brian Riley

About Brian Riley

Managing Editor, The Artist's Magazine & Drawing Magazine

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Drawing, Spring 2016 Preview Video

The spring 2016 issue of Drawing focuses on architecture and urban life, with profiles of artists who excel at depicting the busy life of the city. We also feature several instructional articles to help you improve other aspects of your own art. Visit our online store to purchase a copy or to download the...

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Drawing, Winter 2016 Preview Video

The winter 2016 issue of Drawing magazine focuses on charcoal, one of the most widely used drawing media, and you can check out a video preview of the new issue below. We feature three accomplished charcoal artists, along with the history of charcoal and advice for choosing and using the right charcoal for you. Visit...

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Drawing, Fall 2015 Preview Video

The fall 2015 issue of Drawing celebrates the human figure, which may be the most fascinating—and also the most challenging—subject to draw. We look at drawings of figures and heads by both Old Masters and leading contemporary artists to learn what makes for a compelling figure drawing.   Visit our online store to purchase a...

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“Drawing: The Complete Course” Preview Video

Drawing: The Complete Course is a special compilation of some of the best articles from Drawing magazine. It’s a textbook in magazine form with drawing lessons for artists at all levels, beginning with foundational drawing skills, such as drawing solid shapes and shading basic forms. It then progresses to more advanced lessons, such as...

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Drawing, Summer 2015 Preview Video

The summer 2015 issue of Drawing is all about media, especially how you can combine materials in order to produce completely unique work. We meet artists who combine charcoal with pastel, ink with wax, colored pencil with collage and more. We also learn the basics of working with tools such as ink and silverpoint....

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New eMag: Drawing With the Masters

Inspirational and aspirational: Our goal is to be both of those things when we’re putting together an issue of Drawing. Inspirational isn’t usually a problem–we come across so many wonderful artists it’s hard not to be inspired. But the aspirational part can be daunting. Some artists seem so incredibly talented that even thinking about approaching their...

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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...