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Sketchbook Drawings and Techniques: Special Report

The summer 2016 issue of Drawing takes us through the world of sketchbooks and art journals, interviewing 11 artists to discover some of sketchbooks’ many uses, along with sketching techniques and sketching tools. Here we’re pleased to present an expanded selection of sketchbook drawings and paintings by these artists, along with advice about how...


Drawing Magazine, Summer 2016 Table of Contents

The summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine is out now, and almost the entire magazine is devoted to one of our favorite subjects: artists’ sketchbooks. No two artists use sketchbooks in exactly the same way, and in our special Sketchbook Insider feature we flip through the sketchbooks and journals of 11 artists and discover just how true that...


Drawing Books: Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks Revealed

The following book review of “Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed” appears in the summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine. For lots more drawing instruction and reviews of other drawing books, subscribe to Drawing. ~~~ Browsing the sketchbooks of a great artist can be a thrilling experience. As we turn the pages, we’re bowled over by the mastery...

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Exhibition of the Month: Rembrandt, Goya and More in Seattle

An exhibition currently on display at the Seattle Art Museum, in Washington, looks at the history of printmaking through the work of six major artists. “Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb” presents more than 400 works by those artists. On view through August 28, it is Drawing magazine’s exhibition of the month for...

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Cheng

4th Annual Shades of Gray Competition Winners Revealed

Drawing magazine is thrilled to reveal the fourteen 2015 Shades of Gray Competition winners. The grand prize went to Cheng Chi-Han, a student at Academy of Art University, in San Francisco. Additional top prizes went to Marcos Rey, of Peru; Hiroshi Hayakawa, of Ohio; and Marnie White, of Ontario. Ten additional artists received honorable-mention awards.  You can learn...