Art Mediums & Drawing

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10 Tips for Mapping Out the Figure

During the mapping out stage of a figure drawing, it's important to consider the small individual shapes you see and also how those shapes line up with other parts of the model. Vincent Giarrano, featured in the October 2011 issue of The Artist's Magazine, shares these tips for mapping out the...

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The Power of Suggestion

The power of suggestion is a strong tool in the hands of an artist. When a painting is viewed, visual bits and pieces are processed and assembled into a recognizable image by the viewer. Often with only an indication, a viewer will be able to finish what the artist suggested and...