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There’s something intriguing about wild animals that make them a tempting subject for drawing. One reason is that wild animals are mysterious, especially those that seem exotic to us. Another reason is they’re simply beautiful. Sometimes their beauty puts a high price on them, which brings up a third reason: conservation awareness. And we can’t leave out the unique challenge that drawing wildlife presents in that often one has to use either only reference photos or limited face-time with the subjects.
Claudia Nice understands how to convey the feeling of being in a landscape in person, and how to translate that to a work of art. Today, I’m happy to share with you this brief excerpt from her book, Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor.
In just two days ArtistsNetwork will launch our Annual Holiday Sweepstakes, and all you have to do is enter your email address to enter. The prizes are unbelievable–we’ve teamed up with some of your favorite art supply manufacturers and stores to come up with a list of goodies that are too good to pass up.
Today’s message comes from Mark Mehaffey, who wrote the following for Watercolor Artist (February 2013). He says that “when it comes to painting, most of us want to pick up our brushes and dive right in. That way of working is fun, but only occasionally will it result in a great painting. If you want your paintings to reach their full potential…
“If you want to be an artist, you have no choice but to be driven,” proclaims colored pencil artist Megan Seiter. Just in case you missed the feature article by Naomi Ekperigin on Seiter’s work in Drawing magazine earlier this year (Winter 2013), here’s a snippet from it!
Richard McKinley is world-famous for not only his pastel landscape paintings, but also for his teaching of art. He’s been a long-time contributor to Pastel Journal, The Artist’s Magazine, and ArtistsNetwork, sharing his “pastel pointers” and more for artists of all backgrounds. That’s why we’re thrilled to bring you an exclusive e-magazine that you can only get here: Richard McKinley: Painting Pastels en Plein Air is hot off the screen.
For months, my fireplace has been nothing more than a shelf for a few odds and ends–a vase with flowers, an Americana-style runner, and two sculptures: one, a little boy holding his ears and making a sour face, and the other, another little boy playing a flute. But spring and summer have come and gone, and we’ve all now found ourselves in the throes of fall.
Paul Dorrell, owner of Leopold Gallery, has clients that include Warner Bros., H&R Block, the Mayo Clinic, the Kansas City Chiefs, and more than 1,000 private collectors. He’s a public speaker and the author of the guidebook for artists, Living the Artist’s Life, Updated & Revised. Recently, he contributed to The Artist’s Magazine’s “Ask the Experts” column; below is a Q&A with Paul about selling giclées.