The Emanuel Nine will forever be remembered in these commemorative portraits by artists at the Principle Gallery in Charleston, N.C.
Mary Whyte's watercolors tell stories of Americans whose work and traditions are fading into the past, but not before she documents their existence in artworks that could strongly stand on their own even without the meanings behind them.
A free step-by-step oil painting demonstration by Robin Smith, featured in the newly released "New Realism" magazine.
The Artist’s Magazine presents New Realism: Contemporary Takes on the Figure, a 116-page curated collection of the best portrait and figure oil painting tips, step-by-step demonstrations and professional advice from today’s hottest oil painters. Their portrait and figure work represent a renewed commitment to realism and representation in painting today. Traditionally trained, these artists put their own...
Claudia Nice reminds us that we have certain ideas about what things look like, when in reality, it takes a different perspective to truly see, and ultimately draw, accurately. Learn more, and see Claudia's lesson on how to draw hands (a special bonus!).
Patricia Guzmán celebrates the indigenous people of Mexico in watercolor portraits that defy stereotype and shine a light on the displaced, disappeared and forgotten. Follow along step-by-step in this stellar watercolor demonstration!
Sarah Parks explains how to use basic figure drawing techniques in this demonstration on how to draw a child for beginners.
Today it’s my pleasure to bring you inspiring words of advice from Maureen Killaby, who has mastered the art of drawing and finds pleasure in sharing her knowledge with those on the same path.
The watercolor portraits of Carol McSweeney, which she describes as “carefully and sometimes deceptively loose,” convey the artist’s fascination with the human spirit and the unique beauty she observes in people. McSweeney is passionate about getting to know her subjects. “It’s educational for me to meet and hear about their lives and then create a piece that...
If you’re new to portraits, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when sketching faces.
Concentrate first on seeing and drawing basic planes of dark and light; then proceed to smaller shapes and details. (An excerpt from Drawing Expressive Portraits) by Paul Leveille Drawing the human head correctly takes practice, but I never consider it work. To me, people are the most fascinating subjects to study and to draw. There’s...