Portrait & Figurative Art: How to Draw or Paint People & Figures

Mastering figurative art is no small feat, particularly when it comes to portrait art. Rendering the human form, in any medium, requires careful attention to proportions, scale, and familiarity with anatomy. Here we delve into must-know information on painting portraits, including how to draw people and how to draw portraits to moving beyond a sense of likeness to capture a figure’s essence.

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A Ruby Glow — Glazing Secrets from Vermeer to Rembrandt

Modern Oil Painting Needs an Old Master’s Boost: Glazing “Just as we can look deep within a ruby so can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” Powerful words from Michael Wilcox but he knows that of which he speaks–and delivers! The author of a gorgeous book simply titled, Glazing, Wilcox offered us this excerpt that gives...

Student Competition Spotlight | Oil Artist Devon Rodriguez

In the 2015 Student Competition, we met Devon Rodriguez, an inspiring, young portrait and figure artist. His work has continued to improve and evolve ever since. Take a look below at some of the artist’s work. Don’t forget to enter this year’s competition today. ~ Student Competition Spotlight | Devon Rodriguez “I was born in...

Botticelli's Life in Pieces

Botticelli’s Life in Pieces

Sandro Botticell’s Life in Pieces His reputation and work typify the grace of the Early Renaissance, but Sandro Botticelli’s Life in Pieces shows he had a bit more zing. There’s forbidden love, priestly obsessions, actual bonfires of the vanities and, of course, selfies. You may also like these articles:Van Gogh’s Life in Pieces10 Painting...