Author Archives: Brian Riley

About Brian Riley

Managing Editor, The Artist's Magazine & Drawing Magazine

Kickstart Your Art

You’ve probably heard about the Camera Lucida, but what about the NeoLucida? Its inventors call it “a portable camera lucida for the 21st century.” You probably haven’t heard of it, at least not yet, because until recently, it existed mostly just as an idea shared by two artists and professors, Pablo...

A Show of Hands

A Show of Hands: Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections, 1600-1900 Through June 17 The Huntington Library Huntington Art Gallery, Works on Paper Room San Marino, California www.huntington.org When looking at the body of work of most figurative artists, it’s not uncommon to find multiple studies focused on the hands. Unsurprising, considering...

Lets Do the Time Warp

Over the last week or so, I’ve come across a few time-lapse videos of people creating art, and even though they all aren’t drawing-specific, I wanted to share. I love watching time-lapse videos of art being made because you get to see the progress of something that could otherwise take months...

Marvin Saltzman Online Gallery

In the Spring 2013 issue of Drawing, we featured the work of Marvin Saltzman, a painter who, when looking for inspiration, travels the world and draws the places he visits. In the issue we focused on his graphite pieces. Here, we present some of the artist’s oil paintings, done mostly in studio....

New eMag! How to Draw People

Check out the latest eMagazine, brought to you by the editors of Drawing and The Artist’s Magazine, for great tips on how to draw people. Get key lessons from artists Janvier Rollande and Joy Thomas on how to create dynamic graphite and charcoal portraits. Included are tips on how to handle mistakes when...

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The Sketchbook Project: Online Gallery

Even though it is, in most cases, an artist’s least seen work (often by design), a sketchbook can offer the most intimate view into an artist’s process. It is there that moments of high creativity come to life in the form of quick sketches, casual drawings, and unplanned experiments. In the...

New eBooks available!

Check out the new eBooks available through the Artist’s Network eBook Club here. Get access to virtual library of art instruction with more than 100 titles from the publishers of North Light Books. There’s a robust list of Drawing-focused books available, and some of the recent editions to the collection include: Alternative Art...

Enter The AcrylicWorks Competition!

There’s still time to enter. The deadline for entering AcrylicWorks has been extended to March 1st, 2013! Be a part of AcrylicWorks: The Best of Acrylic Painting, North Light Books first annual hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary acrylic! Acrylic is the most popular medium today because of the vibrant...

Thomas Kegler Online Gallery

In the Winter 2013 issue of Drawing magazine, we featured artist Thomas Kegler’s landscape sketches, which the artist uses to understand the “anatomy of the landscape.” Here, we feature some of the artist’s finished landscape paintings. For more information, visit the artist’s website. You may also like these articles:Exhibition of the...

Drawing, Fall 2012

  One of the most daunting challenges artists face is instilling a sense of movement and action into a drawing or painting. Just as artists must conjure a three-dimensional image on a two-dimensional picture plane, they must also create the sense of time passing in a medium that ultimately does not...