Drawing Magazine Blog

The blog of Drawing magazine, featuring artwork and art instruction from past, present, and future issues, along with news, exhibitions, and competitions from the world of drawing!

The Martyrdom of Saint Lucy; etching and engraving; Patrons Art Fund in honor of Linda Batis.

Small Prints, Big Impact: Carnegie Museum Pays Tribute to Printmaking

An exhibition in Pittsburgh is celebrating artists that revolutionized printmaking. Small Prints, Big Artists: Masterpieces From the Renaissance to Baroque at the Carnegie Museum of Art chronicles the development of printmaking as a legitimate art form. In its earliest forms, printmaking was used for religious purposes, with sheets often given to pilgrims at monasteries...

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Durer Exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art

German artist Albrecht Dürer’s unmatched woodcuts and engravings can be seen in a beautiful new exhibition currently running in Cleveland, Ohio. Dürer’s Women: Images of Devotion & Desire at the Cleveland Museum of Art explores themes of love and power in works that reveal the artist’s contrasting vision of the traditional religious image and...

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Awesome Ink: Ralph Steadman at Work

The current issue of Drawing magazine is all about ink—how it works and how artists today are using it in creative ways. It features a bunch of terrific artists, including Paul Madonna, Mattias Adolfsson, and several others. But of course there are far more great artists out there than we can fit into one...

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Exhibition: Last Chance to See “Lebbeus Woods, Architect”

Don’t miss the exhibition “Lebbeus Woods, Architect,” at The Drawing Center, in New York City. And even if you can’t attend in person, it’s worth taking a look at this artist’s interesting work. Throughout his career, architect Lebbeus Woods has created a narrative on how construction can be transformative. Working mostly with graphite on...

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New Drawing Book: The New Colored Pencil

If you’re looking to improve your colored pencil drawing abilities, take note: Kristy Ann Kutch’s new book The New Colored Pencil, now on sale, explores the latest developments in colored pencil drawing with examples and recommendations for the newest pencil brands, drawing surfaces and techniques. The New Colored Pencil also examines the benefits of the Grid...

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Drawing Magazine: Spring 2014 Table of Contents

We’re proud to present the spring 2014 issue of Drawing magazine, which focuses on the medium of ink, with articles about traditional methods of ink drawing, how contemporary artists are using ink in inventive ways, and the pen-and-ink artist Paul Madonna. Other topics include: how to draw simple symmetrical objects, the anatomy of male...

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Artistic Anatomy: Male vs. Female Hips (Article Excerpt)

The spring issue of Drawing is on newsstands now (order or download your copy here), and I want to share an excerpt from of one of the articles, a fascinating look at the anatomical differences between men and women. Author Larry Withers points out that there are numerous ways that men’s and women’s bodies differ,...

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Winners of the 2nd Annual Shades of Gray Competition

We’re proud to present the winning works in Drawing’s second annual Shades of Gray Competition, which challenges artists to submit their best drawings, in any medium, created entirely in black, white, and gray. The following 14 drawings were selected as the winners from more than 1,000 entries by a panel of judges. You can...

Online Gallery: Leah Yerpe

In the new issue of Drawing magazine, Leah Yerpe (www.leahyerpe.com) is the subject of our New & Notable column, and she also provides our dynamic cover art. Here, we’d like to share a wider selection of work by the artist, who creates extremely fun and almost mystical compositions of floating, contorted figures. To see...

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Drawing, Spring 2014 Preview Video

The latest issue of Drawing focuses on ink and the many ways artists use it in their work. Articles include a survey of artists who work with the medium, a rundown of the different types of inks available, and a spotlight on Paul Madonna, who uses ink to create a unique type of comic strip. Also...