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Animal Art: Drawing & Painting Birds Horses Dogs & More
California artist Adonna Khare is the star of our New and Notable column for the fall 2013 issue of Drawing. Here, we’re happy to present a few of her impressive works that we couldn’t fit in the magazine. And you …
I was brought up on a beautiful farm in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, and my mother–a gifted artist herself–always encouraged me as a child to use my God given talent. I had no formal art training and it was only in my mid 30′s that I returned to my passion and began by illustrating a series of children’s books, and painting wildlife and birds for calendars. Then, in 2006, I made the decision to paint full-time after a piece of my work was accepted by a top gallery, The Everard Read Gallery, in Cape Town, South Africa. That was the beginning of an exciting new era with my artwork as I was given permission to do a series of paintings with the little girl in Sleeping Beauties who was born and raised in the Namibian Desert, and who had an amazing rapport with wild animals. I knew I had found my niche in portraiture!
Patricia Traub’s work, featured in The Artist’s Magazine (September 2013) moved me and left me feeling introspective. I’ll let you read the article for yourself to learn how she “depicts humans as protectors alongside endangered species and unwanted pets,” but until you do, I’d like to share some of her painting and composition techniques.
Watercolor artist Anni Crouter has spent her entire life surrounded by animals. Growing up, she lived in an apartment above her dad’s veterinary clinic in Flint, Michigan. Today she calls that same city home, but she now spends many of …
Congratulations to artist Amy Roy who was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 29th Annual Art Competition. Roy’s oil painting The Adoptive Parent caught our attention right away. Read on to learn more about her inspiration and techniques.
The best thing about online and video education is that it’s so easy to follow along. You can pause and rewind over and over again, all while seeing how your favorite artist pulls off what seems so difficult–and they make …
It’s funny how animals can capture one’s love and attention, whether they live with us side-by-side, or if we just see glimpses of them by chance in nature. To watch them is rewarding. To draw them takes a studious eye and knowledge of their habitat, anatomy and even stereotypical features, such as the guarding nature of a dog.