Top Art Blogs

Stay-up-to-date with the latest news & trends in your favorite medium with our series of art blogs. Covering pastel with “Pastel Pointers from Richard McKinley”, the Watercolor Artist blog, acrylic & art news and more from The Artist’s Magazine blog. Each top art blog shares tips & features fellow artists who dive deeper into process and inspiration, sharing their top art tips and tricks with you.

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The Legacy of Henri Roché Pastels

The World War I-era song, “How ‘Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm? (After They’ve Seen Paree),” could also describe how many of us felt after first using pastels manufactured by the legendary brands of France: Sennelier, Girault and Henri Roché. By the 18th century in Europe, pastel was very much in fashion...

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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...

Drawing basics with Katherine Tyrrell

Drawing Basics: Do This To Advance Your Art

Including the step of having your art critiqued before you consider it finished is an easy drawing practice you can implement. It's not always easy to your ego, but I can promise that you'll learn at least a little by getting advice from your peers. You might be so close to your work that...

IAPS 2015

You’re Invited to a Pastel Family Reunion: IAPS 2015

On Monday, November 17, at 12pm EST (9am PST), registration will open for the 2015 International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Convention. This marks the eleventh biennial convention to unite member pastel societies from around the country and around the globe for a celebration of all things pastel. The 2015 event will be hosted again...