Read my exclusive interview with colored pencil artist Kristy Ann Kutch, who has taught more than 200 workshops, is a published author and has 3 new DVDs.
George Gallo gives oil painting instructions in his new book, of which he says, “The point isn’t for you to learn to paint like me, but for you to learn to paint like you.”
Judith Fairly takes you into the abstract paintings of Katherine Chang Liu, who strives for--and achieves--balance in her art, in this excerpt from Acrylic Artist magazine.
"There is a spontaneity that happens when I work with a live model as opposed to working from a still photo." Read more from portrait artist Brian Smith.
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,...