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Amid all the excitement of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, we hope you haven’t forgotten to check out the latest issue of Drawing. The Fall 2013 issue is available for purchase now. Included in the issue is a sample of the …
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.
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There are some paintings that linger in our memories like a favorite song, playing over and over again. I saw one such painting at the annual Pastel Society of America exhibition in New York City this fall. As I entered the Grand Gallery in the National Arts Club and began my tour, I was again reminded of just how far the medium of pastel has come. Each painting was fascinating, but as I arrived in the back portion of the gallery and glanced to my right, a certain painting immediately captured my full attention …
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.
Many residents of the U.S. were treated to a bit (or more) of snow this week. Although not exactly convenient for holiday traveling, it does make for a beautiful landscape. And I can’t think of anyone who knows how to celebrate that more than Colorado artist Lorenzo Chavez whose winter landscapes, in particular, have always struck me as nothing short of magical.
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This week the United States of America celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday—a time when we’re encouraged to reflect on the things for which we are thankful. Human nature, being what it is, often keeps us more attentive to the negative versus the positive aspects of life. All we have to do is tune into the daily news to witness this fixation. This predilection to the negative may serve a profound purpose in encouraging us to strive for better, but when left unchecked over a period of time, can led to frustration and hopelessness. The same tendency to focus on the negative can affect creativity.
Get five years’ worth of pastel tips, techniques and inspiration at your fingertips! This searchable, printable and portable Pastel Journal 5-Year Archive: Volume 3, 2009-2013 DVD is a must-have resource for your pastel library! The DVD compendium features 30 issues …