Including the step of having your art critiqued before you consider it finished is an easy drawing practice you can implement. It's not always easy to your ego, but I can promise that you'll learn at least a little by getting advice from your peers. You might be so close to your work that...
"We see birds all the time," says Kevin Sloan, "and we feel we understand what they look like and how they move, but birds take on all sorts of quirky poses and gestures, and to depict them requires real looking."
We know that drawing is as much a part of our nature as our desire for warmth and water. We can go to a museum and see works that were painted hundreds of years ago and be moved to tears with their beauty and the connection we feel with the artists who painted them.
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This somber charcoal portrait drawing below by Edgar Jerins is one of 100 artworks that made the cut. I immediately felt drawn into it, and after reading the story of the individuals that Jerins has portrayed, I understand why it feels so personal. These aren’t just random subjects; they’re family, and you can sense...
When I opened the newest Strokes of Genius recently, I saw a drawing that couldn’t have been more fitting for the moment.
I’m constantly being reminded that pastels, oils and watercolors can be manipulated to raise an eyebrow and the question, “Is that really…?” Transparent watercolor falls within this category as well, as Linda Stevens Moyer can attest. Moyer is the author of Light Up Your Watercolors Layer By Layer: Transparent Glazing Techniques for Luminous Paintings,...
Studying a master such as Degas is a solid step that you can take to get closer to painting with a similar level of expression. His use of color and ideal compositions are to be admired, and artist Damian Callan understands how to practice the techniques that can help you.
Having a studio space in which to create your art is a gift. With that space--be it modest or illustrious--comes a sense of dedication to your craft.
Enjoy these 50 inspiring and witty art quotes on everything from creativity to art business, from artists such as Richard McKinley, Lee Hammond, and more.
Urban sketching is about observing the world, witnessing and recording. Thus, we want to be able to draw reasonably accurately.