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!


Deadline Extended to 10/30 in 2015 Shades of Gray Competition

Attention artists! The deadline in Drawing magazine’s 2015 Shades of Gray drawing competition has been extended to October 30, so you have a few more weeks to send in your best drawings. Winning works will appear in Drawing magazine, and the top winners receive cash prizes up to $1,000. Artists at all levels are encouraged to participate–past winners have...


One Week Left in Drawing’s 2015 Competition!

Artists, draftsmen, sketchers, lend us your works on paper! The deadline in Drawing magazine’s 2015 Shades of Gray drawing competition is only a few days away: Entries must be received by October 5.  If you’d like to see your own work in the pages of Drawing (and on this website!) this is your chance. The Shades of Gray competition challenges...

Drawing The Complete Course

“Drawing: The Complete Course” Preview Video

Drawing: The Complete Course is a special compilation of some of the best articles from Drawing magazine. It’s a textbook in magazine form with drawing lessons for artists at all levels, beginning with foundational drawing skills, such as drawing solid shapes and shading basic forms. It then progresses to more advanced lessons, such as...

Found Objects
Patrick Caulfield (English, 1936–2005)
* Lee M. Friedman Fund
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London.
* Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Drawing Exhibition of the Month: Brits in Boston

With Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking reign in the news, it’s an opportune time to celebrate all the artists who thrived during her tenure. Accordingly, Drawing’s exhibition of the month for September is “Pastoral to Pop: 20th-Century Britain on Paper,” on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, through February 21. The show includes more than 50 British prints...


Drawing Exhibition of the Month: Mexican Prints in Georgia

A fascinating group of artwork from south of the border can currently be seen in “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte,” on view through September 13 at the Georgia Museum of Art, in Athens. It is Drawing magazine’s exhibition of the month for August. The exhibition brings to light the work of El Taller...

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Drawing, Summer 2015 Preview Video

The summer 2015 issue of Drawing is all about media, especially how you can combine materials in order to produce completely unique work. We meet artists who combine charcoal with pastel, ink with wax, colored pencil with collage and more. We also learn the basics of working with tools such as ink and silverpoint....

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Drawing Magazine, Summer 2015 Table of Contents

We’re excited to unveil the summer 2015 issue of Drawing magazine, which is an exploration of the many materials that can be used for drawing and the infinite variety of ways that they can be mixed and combined. Among the drawing materials you’ll learn about are ink, charcoal, wax, silverpoint and cut paper. Artists featured include...

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Online Gallery: Fantasy Drawings by Paul Kidby

Fans of illustration and fantasy drawing get a treat in the summer issue of Drawing, which features an interview with the British artist Paul Kidby. Kidby has spent some 20 years illustrating for the late Terry Pratchett, author of the sprawling, best-selling Discworld series of satirical fantasy novels. Kidby’s work on Discworld has ranged from book...


Online Gallery: Brooks Salzwedel

In the summer issue of Drawing magazine we introduce Brooks Salzwedel, whose mixed media landscape drawings (created with materials including graphite, resin and Mylar) are simultaneously dreamlike and daunting as they examine the discord between nature and technology. Here we’re happy to present a larger sample of the artist’s work. To see more, download or purchase your copy of the...