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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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...


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,...


Online Gallery: Graphite Drawings by Mike Lee

In the winter 2016 issue of Drawing magazine, we feature Mike Lee as our New and Notable artist. Lee’s graphite drawings contemplate the duality between artificiality and realism by taking everyday normalcies (figures, objects and settings) and working them into their most simplistic forms. Small subjects surrounded by vast white spaces, Lee’s drawings represent fleeting moments in a...

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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...