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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!

Drawing, Summer 2014 Preview Video

The summer 2014 issue of Drawing focuses on the genre of still life, with articles on how beginner artists can practice drawing objects and how advanced artists can further hone their craft by depicting intricate still life setups. Other topics include drawing in pastel, using perspective, drawing facial features, and a retrospective of the charcoal drawings...

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Drawing: Summer 2014 Table of Contents

The summer 2014 issue of Drawing is out now, and it’s full of articles about still life, pastel, and other drawing topics. Click here to get your copy. In this issue you’ll find: Visions of Sunflowers Questions and answers with Jimmy Wright, one of America’s leading pastelists. Interview by Austin R. Williams Click here...

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Demos: Drawing the Nose and Eye

In the summer 2014 issue of Drawing, our “Drawing Fundamentals” series teaches you how to draw realistic mouths and noses from various angles. Author and artist Jon deMartin explains that the same underlying process applies when drawing any of the face’s features.  First, you must find the line of action, which describes the form’s...

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...