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!

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Drawing, Spring 2015 Preview Video

The spring 2015 issue of Drawing focuses on the beauty and versatility of black-and-white drawing. We reveal the winners in our annual competition of black-and-white work and also look at artists who draw wildlife in graphite, landscapes in charcoal, and portraits in a variety of media. Visit our online store to purchase a copy or to...

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Shades of Gray 3: Drawing Competition Winners Revealed!

We’re thrilled to present the winning drawings in Drawing magazine’s third annual Shades of Gray competition. This contest challenges artists the world over to create artwork in any drawing media, so long as the works are entirely made up of black, white and gray tones. No color is allowed–not even toned paper. The grand-prize winner of...

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Drawing Magazine, Spring 2015 Table of Contents

The spring issue of Drawing magazine is here, and with it comes the usual dose of artistic inspiration, including the winners of the 3rd annual Shades of Gray Competition. To see it all, click here to purchase a copy, click here to download the issue, or click here to subscribe. Happy sketching! Features Island Light The charcoal landscapes...

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Portrait Drawings from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts: Online Exclusive

If you’re a fan of a traditional, classical approach to drawing, you’ll love the current exhibition at The Drawing Center, in New York City, which features a wide selection of portrait drawings from the collection of the esteemed Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in Paris. The school is virtually synonymous with the academic approach to drawing and...

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Online Gallery: Dane Patterson

In the spring issue of Drawing magazine we introduce Dane Patterson (www.danepatterson.com) and his graphite-pencil drawings that present surreal visions of the mundane aspects of everyday life. Here we’re happy to present a larger sample of the artist’s work. Enjoy! And to see more, download or purchase your copy of the new issue of Drawing.

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Draw a Horse’s Face in 3 Steps

If you’re chomping at the bit (yes, I said it) to draw a realistic horse, it takes practice, as well as an understanding of the bone and muscle structure that lies beneath its coarse hair. With that in mind, here’s a mini-demo on how to draw a horse’s head.

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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...