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 Faces and Painting Portraits

Drawing Faces and Features Every face is different, which makes portraiture particularly challenging. However, it doesn’t require inherent talent with a sprinkling of magic to pull off a good likeness; painting and drawing faces just takes a bit of practice and a few tried and true portrait drawing techniques. Learn how to draw faces...

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Drawing Magazine, Spring 2015 Table of Contents

The spring issue of Drawing magazine is here, and with it comes the usual dose of artistic inspiration, including the winners of the 3rd annual Shades of Gray Competition. To see it all, click here to purchase a copy, click here to download the issue, or click here to subscribe. Happy sketching! Features Island Light The charcoal landscapes...

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Portrait Drawings from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts: Online Exclusive

If you’re a fan of a traditional, classical approach to drawing, you’ll love the current exhibition at The Drawing Center, in New York City, which features a wide selection of portrait drawings from the collection of the esteemed Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in Paris. The school is virtually synonymous with the academic approach to drawing and...

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Online Gallery: Dane Patterson

In the spring issue of Drawing magazine we introduce Dane Patterson (www.danepatterson.com) and his graphite-pencil drawings that present surreal visions of the mundane aspects of everyday life. Here we’re happy to present a larger sample of the artist’s work. Enjoy! And to see more, download or purchase your copy of the new issue of Drawing.

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Draw a Horse’s Face in 3 Steps

If you’re chomping at the bit (yes, I said it) to draw a realistic horse, it takes practice, as well as an understanding of the bone and muscle structure that lies beneath its coarse hair. With that in mind, here’s a mini-demo on how to draw a horse’s head.

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Figure Drawing: A Beautiful Mystery

To me, figure drawings are beautiful because they're timeless. It could be a person from any century, any country in the world, and yet I can relate to his or her humanity. "Anyone can become an expert at figure drawing after one year of study and practice, if s/he just follows a specific sequence...