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Drawing Techniques: How to Draw People Animals Landscapes & More
Now that we’ve had a chance to define Zentangle® for those new to the drawing style, I wanted to revisit the topic. Many of you kindly shared your own Zentangles on our Facebook page, and I thank you for doing so–not only did that give me a chance to see more of the talent that’s out there, but you also opened others’ eyes to a beautiful form of art that’s new on the scene, and you did well…
During a series of 10 to 15 three-hour, live sessions, I draw the model on Ampersand Gessobord, using mainly a Derwent Graphic HB pencil. I start with a tentative drawing of the whole figure and then go back to the head to make sure that the shape and size are correct. When I feel the head is right, I go back to the whole figure, remeasuring and altering the proportions to fit with the head. Then I usually work area by area, starting with the neck and shoulders and arms and working down.
We’re thrilled to unveil the cover of the latest issue of Drawing magazine, featuring a dazzling illustration by Yuko Shimizu. We’ll be posting more information about the issue soon (Edward Hopper, Sigmund Abeles, Ed Sorel, and Mark Schultz are just a …
Drawing magazine is thrilled to present The Illustration Issue, our first issue ever devoted to the many artistic practices and styles that fall under the broad label of illustration. Among the illustrators featured in the magazine are four contemporary artists …
When I asked my instructors to share some of their favorite course work I was overwhelmed with the response! Turns out there are lots of talented artists taking courses with us. I was especially struck by the work Sarah Parks sent to me of one of her most recent students, Sabina Clayton. Sarah was excited to share the progress that Sabina had made since starting her class, calling it “remarkable”.
Have you ever found that there’s a word for something that you’d been doing, but didn’t know that it was actually already an established “thing”? That’s exactly what Zentangle® is for me. As far back as grade school, I remember …
In Drawing Lifelike Portraits with Lee Hammond, you’ll learn fantastic drawing techniques for creating a portrait step-by-step using blended pencil techniques. Watch the preview now to see Lee Hammond demonstrate how to blend using a 2B pencil and a tortillion. …
You’ve probably heard about the Camera Lucida, but what about the NeoLucida? Its inventors call it “a portable camera lucida for the 21st century.” You probably haven’t heard of it, at least not yet, because until recently, it existed mostly …
Today’s blog features the newest book from one of our favorite painting duos, Mark and Mary Willenbrink, Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner. Let me allow them to tell you a little about it, in their own words…(bonus: get a free drawing lesson!)