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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!

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Table of Contents: Drawing Magazine, Winter 2015

Presenting the winter 2015 issue of Drawing! As always, it contains the work of inspiring professional artists, along with instruction for artists ranging from beginner to advanced. This issue has a special focus on colored pencil, and it also looks at several artists devoted to drawing the natural world. Click here to purchase a copy or to download the...

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Online Gallery: Rachel Burgess

In the winter issue of Drawing magazine, we introduce Rachel Burgess (www.rachel-burgess.com) and her monotype landscapes that are simultaneously subtle and substantial, exploring the potency of memory through visions of nature. Here we’re happy to present a larger sample of the artists work. To see even more, visit the artist’s website, and download or purchase your copy...

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Drawing, Winter 2015 Preview Video

The winter 2015 issue of Drawing focuses on two related themes: color and nature. We look at how several artists are using colored pencil to create luminous, chromatic, convincingly rendered images. We also look at the work of artists past and present  who set out to draw subjects from the natural world or who...

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Announcing the Winners: Shades of Gray 3

Drawing magazine and Artist’s Network are happy to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Shades of Gray Competition. The contest challenges artists to create drawings in any media using only black, white and gray tones, with no other color allowed. The winning works will be featured in the spring 2015 issue of Drawing. The winners...

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3rd Annual Shades of Gray Competition: Winners Selected

A great thank you to the many artists who entered Drawing’s third annual Shades of Gray Competition. We received a record number of entries, and the jurying process was extremely competitive, with dozens of drawings receiving votes from our panel of jurors. 14 artists have been selected as winners of this year’s competition, and...

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Drawing: Fall 2014 Table of Contents

We’re happy to announce that the fall 2014 issue of Drawing is now available, and as usual, it’s full of practical advice and inspiring artwork. Click here to purchase or download the new issue, or click here to subscribe to the magazine. The full lineup of articles: New Realities: The Many Faces of James Valerio We talk...

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Online Gallery: Sabina Tichindeleanu

In the fall Issue of Drawing magazine, we introduce Sabina Tichindeleanu (www.sabinatichindeleanu.com), displaying her unique graphite drawings, which in a way function as memorials. Here we’d like to share a larger sample of the artists work, in which she explores human existence and the ways we are connected by our ability to remember. To see more, visit...

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Drawing, Fall 2014 Preview Video

The fall 2014 issue of Drawing is devoted to the continuation of your artistic education, with focuses on holding a pencil, the relationship between painting and drawing, and how to draw the eye and the ear from various angles. Other topics include a look at the nearly photographic accuracy in the work of of James Valerio,  the 17th-century Baroque...

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Lessons From a Bizarre Master

The fall issue of Drawing brings to our attention an overlooked artist from the Baroque era: Giovanni Battista Bracelli. Bracelli’s greatest achievement was a series of etchings called “Bizzarie di Varie Figure,” in which figures are inventively constructed out of geometrical forms, objects, and materials. In the article, John A. Parks tells the story of Bracelli’s career (or what...

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Shades of Gray Competition Extended to November 7, 2014

The deadline for the 2014 Shades of Gray Competition has been extended to November 7th! This means artists have one extra month to submit their best black-and-white drawings in any media. Winning artworks will appear in Drawing magazine, and several artists will receive cash prizes up to $1,000. To get a sense of past winners, click here to...