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 the Human Head

Concentrate first on seeing and drawing basic planes of dark and light; then proceed to smaller shapes and details. (An excerpt from Drawing Expressive Portraits) by Paul Leveille Drawing the human head correctly takes practice, but I never consider it work. To me, people are the most fascinating subjects to study and to draw. There’s...

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Drawing the Mouth

Focus on the Facial Features: The Nose Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction. (An excerpt from Drawing Expressive Portraits) By Paul Leveille The features are what make human faces so interesting. Although most features are constructed similarly from person to person, each individual...

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Drawing the Nose

Focus on the Features: The Nose Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction. (An excerpt from Drawing Expressive Portraits) By Paul Leveille   The features are what make human faces so interesting. Although most features are constructed similarly from person to person, each...

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Drawing, Spring 2016 Preview Video

The spring 2016 issue of Drawing focuses on architecture and urban life, with profiles of artists who excel at depicting the busy life of the city. We also feature several instructional articles to help you improve other aspects of your own art. Visit our online store to purchase a copy or to download the...

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Learn the Basics of Panoramic Drawing

In the spring 2016 issue of Drawing, artist and teacher John Roman introduces some of the basic principles of panoramic drawing. These wide-angle images span 180 degrees, close to the full range of human sight, whereas most artwork encompasses about a third of this visual field. Roman walks through the history of panoramic images—which spans...

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How to Draw Faces: Drawing the Ears

Focus on Facial Features: Drawing The Ears Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction. By Paul Leveille     The features are what make human faces so interesting. Although most features are constructed similarly from person to person, each individual still exhibits subtle and...

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How to Draw a Dog: A Mini-Demonstration

This drawing lesson comes from Drawing for the Absolute Beginner by Mark and Mary Willenbrink. Preview Mark’s art workshops here at ArtistsNetworkTV. Drawing Materials: Graphite pencil Drawing board Drawing paper Kneaded eraser How to Draw a Dog by Mark and Mary Willenbrink 1. Sketch the Basic Shapes Sketch lines to form the basic body and...

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Improve Your Figure—With Gesture Drawings

The practice of gesture drawing is an important part of understanding the figure and its ability to create interesting shapes from limitless motions. Jon deMartin, author of Drawing Atelier: The Figure, offers guidance on this in the following excerpt. Gesture Drawing: Finding the Gesture and Orienting Forms by Jon deMartin The figure’s line of...

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The Fire That Ignites Steven Spazuk

In the April 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine we profiled mixed media artist Steven Spazuk and his unusual choice in medium in our “Artist’s Life” column. Below is a more in-depth conversation with the artist, along with more images of his work. Be sure to order your copy of the April 2016 issue here,...