Not only was Edgar Degas (1834-1917) both one of the greatest painters and greatest draftsmen of the 19th century but he was also an experimenter with art materials and a master of monotype printmaking. “Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty,” an exhibition on view until July 24 at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City,...
With a scientist's precision, John Agnew captures the textures of "lesser-loved" species and their habitats on scratchboard.
Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.
The first use of yellow pigments goes back to ancient times and, through the ages, artists have found additional pigments for yellows.
Digital painting is a relatively new way to create art, and it’s only going to continue to gain momentum as technology advances and artists find new ways to explore digital art tools and techniques.
Drawing and the movies have a long history together, and rarely is their connection more direct than in animated films, where everything from characters to scenery to set-pieces begins life as drawings, paintings and sketches. This year, a drawing exhibition in New York gives museum-goers a glimpse into how drawing, painting and design have...
While some artists prefer to keep their Zentangle art in its purest form of black-and-white drawings, others like to spice it up with color. That’s where Tiffany Lovering comes in with advice for using oil pastels or markers--yes, markers!--to blend color for new effects.
To kick off #InkTober, here are some sketching and drawing tips from artist and author Grant Fuller.
October has a special meaning for those of us who like to draw: #InkTober! Allow me to explain this awesome trend started by Jake Parker.
Question Reality in the Name of Abstract Art When I was a teenager, I saw a bumper sticker that said, “Question Reality.” I found that idea intriguing, if somewhat baffling. But as an avid reader and artist, I associated the concept with my favorite forms of escapism, because that’s what artists and writers do...
The wave of doodle art--drawing and coloring it--is growing. Here's why.