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Drawing Is Painting Without Color

Make Pencil Portraits for 30 Years–How About That? Leaving China for Hong Kong after winning a major painting competition that could have set his career skyrocketing, Mau-Kun Yim instead left his mother country with only the clothes on his back. He eventually became a lauded teacher of drawing in Hong Kong and his decades...

Peony at Dawn by Soon Warren, watercolor painting, 15 x 22.

When You Have a Passion for Something…

Mingle Colors for Outstanding Flower Paintings in Watercolor …plunge yourself into it. That’s the advice artist and instructor Soon Warren gives. We have to jump in even if we don’t feel “ready” because our struggles will bring insight, and our mistakes are simply lessons learned. But that doesn’t mean you need to blindly attempt...

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50 Shades of GREEN

Color Mixing & Celebrating Spring Happy St. Patrick’s Day! By all means, sip up the green beer, have green eggs and ham (blegh!), wear green (or, sometimes, orange), and pinch away at everyone who doesn’t play along, but for us artists this holiday means indulging the opportunity to celebrate the earthy, greedy, jealous, fertile,...

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Exhibition of the Month: The Landscape Drawings of Herman Maril

A number of outstanding 20th-century landscape drawings and paintings are currently on view at the Arkansas Arts Center, in Little Rock. The exhibition “Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience” gathers together nearly 90 works by the noted Mid-Atlantic artist. On view through April 16, it is Drawing magazine’s exhibition of the month for March....

Landscape drawing tutorial | Mark Willenbrink, ArtistsNetwork.com

A Landscape Drawing Lesson AND Free Caran d’Ache Pencils!

Welcome to your chance to win a set of quality drawing pencils from Caran d’Ache! To celebrate this special offer, we’re sharing the following free excerpt from Drawing for the Absolute Beginner by Mark and Mary Willenbrink. Featured is a step-by-step landscape drawing lesson on composition.  In the comments below, tell us: If you...

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Creating Mandalas for Personal Insights

The act of making mandala art is not only relaxing, it has the wonderful side effect of self-discovery. I had the joy of working on Cassia Cogger‘s band new book Creating Personal Mandalas and I finally got around to trying out two exercises in the book that have intrigued me. Another opportunity I’d been...

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Van Gogh’s Life in Pieces

Save         Vincent Van Gogh’s life is a veritable tangle of passion, longing, misunderstood genius, and masterpiece upon masterpiece. We help you untangle the knot of this impenetrable genius’s life, piece by piece, from the moment he was born right up to 2017, when Van Gogh’s Starry Night inspired one teenage...