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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In the Current issue of Drawing – Summer 2013

The summer 2013 issue of Drawing focuses on illustration, highlighting how the best examples of the art form are not only wonderfully imaginative but also as technically accomplished as the drawings and paintings seen in galleries. For a taste of what’s included in the issue, check out: An online gallery of mater illustrators Winners from the Society...

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Strokes of Genius 6 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 124 artists chosen for North Light Books’ 2013 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 6: Value | Lights & Darks! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Strokes 6...

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Figure in Graphite and Oil

During a series of 10 to 15 three-hour, live sessions, I draw the model on Ampersand Gessobord, using mainly a Derwent Graphic HB pencil. I start with a tentative drawing of the whole figure and then go back to the head to make sure that the shape and size are correct. When I feel...

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Hot Off the Press: Drawing’s Illustration Issue!

We’re thrilled to unveil the cover of the latest issue of Drawing magazine, featuring a dazzling illustration by Yuko Shimizu. We’ll  be posting more information about the issue soon (Edward Hopper, Sigmund Abeles, Ed Sorel, and Mark Schultz are just a few of the great artists it features), but for now, just let this beautiful...

Master Illustrators Online Gallery

Drawing magazine is thrilled to present The Illustration Issue, our first issue ever devoted to the many artistic practices and styles that fall under the broad label of illustration. Among the illustrators featured in the magazine are four contemporary artists who use different media to create imagined worlds, characters, and scenes. Featured here is...

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Oh, The Changes You’ll See! | Student Art From ANU!

When I asked my instructors to share some of their favorite course work I was overwhelmed with the response! Turns out there are lots of talented artists taking courses with us. I was especially struck by the work Sarah Parks sent to me of one of her most recent students, Sabina Clayton. Sarah was...

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What the Heck is Zentangle?

Have you ever found that there’s a word for something that you’d been doing, but didn’t know that it was actually already an established “thing”? That’s exactly what Zentangle® is for me. As far back as grade school, I remember drawing symmetrical shapes in the margins of my notebooks during class, and certain patterns...