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.

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Drawing Glass is Crystal Clear

Do you avoid drawing difficult things in your art, such as transparent items such as water and glass? Many do. It's a paradoxical subject, for often times a transparent object will actually hold the most patterns. Glass objects can contain more dark and light contrast, and the most color, of other, more simple subjects....

The Sharp Kerry mechanical pencil by Pentel

2B or Not 2B

Graphite pencils for drawing are not created equal. Read how Lee Hammond came to use a mechanical pencil for her graphite drawings, and which she prefers for blending.

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Do Your Homework | Everett Raymond Kinstler on Drawing

“There are three things that are important: feeling, imagination, and the means to communicate.” Everett Raymond Kinstler, one of America’s leading portraitists, shared this insight in the newest issue of Drawing (Winter 2014). His feature article focuses on the importance of the sketches of his models and subjects, and how he’s able to convey...

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Sneak Peek: Masterpieces From the National Portrait Gallery

The winter 2014 issue of Drawing focuses on the topic of portraiture, and one of the highlights in this issue is a new installment in our Curator’s Choice series, which takes us into the vaults of the National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.si.edu). The National Portrait Gallery, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, collects portraits of...