While this art is beautiful all on its own, there are things I can do to make it look very different. I used the tinting technique to enhance these graphite drawings of mine when each drawing was done.
For many pastel artists, it's the medium's unique position between drawing and painting that makes it so appealing. If you enjoy drawing in black and white (pastel or otherwise), be sure to enter your best examples in Drawing magazine's 2014 "Shades of Gray" open competition.
Urban sketching is about observing the world, witnessing and recording. Thus, we want to be able to draw reasonably accurately.
Focusing on details early in the process is a lot of fun, but it invariably turns out a drawing that doesn’t look right. You have to start big and work small, which is why most skilled artists always start their drawings with a block-in.
There's a fine line between being finished with a piece of art, and having gone too far into the world of overkill. I have drawn myself right into a ditch at times, knowing I should've quit while I was ahead. But unless you have a lot of experience, chances are you're not going far...
I base my landscapes upon years of observation of the natural world, but the particular scenes I depict come from my imagination. For the painting that would be Pathway, I saw in my mind a dense forest with a path going straight through.
The summer 2014 issue of Drawing focuses on the genre of still life, with articles on how beginner artists can practice drawing objects and how advanced artists can further hone their craft by depicting intricate still life setups. Other topics include drawing in pastel, using perspective, drawing facial features, and a retrospective of the charcoal drawings...
In the summer 2014 issue of Drawing, our “Drawing Fundamentals” series teaches you how to draw realistic mouths and noses from various angles. Author and artist Jon deMartin explains that the same underlying process applies when drawing any of the face’s features. First, you must find the line of action, which describes the form’s...
Each of a dog’s features come together to form the whole picture, of his personality or a rendition of it. That’s where Sandra Angelo comes in, with lessons on how to draw animals. Here she shares a step-by-step demo on how to draw this curious little part of a dog’s face.
When it comes to drawing flowers, I personally believe that the single most important element is the ability of the artist to create realistic looking edges.
"I can't draw a straight line with a ruler!" If I had a dollar for every time I heard that worn out phrase, I’d have a custom built studio overlooking the ocean in Fiji.