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.

Exhibition of the Month: Drawing Meets Sculpture

Drawing and sculpture are more closely connected than they may at first appear, and the complex ties between them are the subject of our Drawing exhibition of the month for January. “The Sculptural Line” opens January 17 at The Getty, in Los Angeles, and will be on view until April 16. At times, drawings can be...

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The Art of Time | Oil Painter Cynda Valle

Oil painter Cynda Valle’s unique artistic expression is so individual, we felt we simply had to get to know her. Keep reading to learn more about this artist and how she uses time–both the good and the bad of its passing–to motivate her creativity and inspire her to work. I earned my degrees from...

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Cats in Charcoal | Yael Maimon Sketches and Paintings

Observational sketching in charcoal is the means by which watercolorist Yael Maimon captures the lifelike feline gestures seen in her watercolors. Using a mixture of gestural lines and tonal masses, Maimon is able to imply a narrative and situate the cat subjects in an illusionistic pictorial space. Because charcoal is a versatile medium, it’s...