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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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...

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Two Weeks Left: Enter Drawing’s 2014 Shades of Gray Competition!

The deadline for the 2014 Shades of Gray Competition is September 8–only two weeks left! This competition offers artists an opportunity for their accomplishments to be recognized in Drawing magazine. To enter, a work must be created entirely in black, white and gray in media including, but not limited to, graphite, charcoal, pastel, chalk,...

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...