Drawing Techniques: How to Draw People Animals Landscapes & More

Sound drawing techniques are key to creating masterful drawings, and you learn how to draw by practicing and practicing and practicing some more. To help you develop your skills, you’ll find excellent step-by-step instruction on topics including mapping out the figure, perspective, the sight-size method—as well as how to draw various facial features, buildings and animals.

cropped charcoal drawing by Timothy W Jahn

Do Drawings Have An Expiration Date?

We know that drawing is as much a part of our nature as our desire for warmth and water. We can go to a museum and see works that were painted hundreds of years ago and be moved to tears with their beauty and the connection we feel with the artists who painted them.

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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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The Beauty of a Block-In

Focusing on details early in the process is a lot of fun, but it invariably turns out a drawing that doesn’t look right. You have to start big and work small, which is why most skilled artists always start their drawings with a block-in.