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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Exhibition of the Month: Drawing Motion in North Carolina

Drawing motion and contributing a sense of live movement to a picture is one of the hardest challenges artists face. “In Motion,” an exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), explores this subject from both artistic and scientific angles, making it Drawing magazine’s exhibition of the month...

Richard Diebenkorn (U.S.A., 1922–1993), Untitled from Sketchbook #13, page 13, c. 1965–66. Pen and ink on paper. Gift of Phyllis Diebenkorn, 2014.13.15. © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation

Exhibition of the Month: Diebenkorn Sketchbooks at the Cantor

Artists know that the sketchbook often serves as the place where ideas are formed, experiments are tried, and art is created rapidly, fluidly, and free of self-consciousness. It’s a privilege to look inside the private sketchbook of any artist, much less a great one. We’re given precisely that opportunity in “Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed,”...

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Exhibition of the Month: Japanese Prints in Minneapolis

The practice of Japanese woodblock prints goes back centuries, but a new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art focuses on notable practitioners from a relatively recent time in the history of Japanese prints. “Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection” features 112 works from the late-19th and early-20th centuries, and the show...

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Drawing Magazine, Fall 2015 Table of Contents

The fall issue of Drawing is hot off the presses, and as usual it’s loaded with artistic advice and inspiration. The issue focuses on the human body, with inspiring figure drawings from both Old Masters and a wide variety of contemporary artists. Other articles focus on choosing the write paper, drawing ellipses, and the role of artists...

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Online Gallery: Portrait Drawings by Joel Daniel Phillips

In the fall 2015 issue of Drawing magazine, we feature Joel Daniel Phillips as our New and Notable artist. Phillips’ life-size charcoal portrait drawings of San Franciscans embrace the subjects’ individualism. The artist shows them wearing their usual garb and in many cases holding items or props that are meaningful to them. His portrait titled, simply, G...

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Online Gallery: Figure Drawings by Bruce Samuelson

Bruce Samuelson, one of the featured artists in the fall issue of Drawing, specializes in a form of semi-abstracted figure drawing, with bodies arrayed in fragmented, ambiguous arrangements. He is also a longtime instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Here, we’re pleased to present a sample of Samuelson’s figure drawings, accompanied...