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Portrait & Figurative Art: How to Draw or Paint People & Figures
Drawing is the heart and soul of art. It is, however, often underestimated and sometimes even feared, because otherwise diligent artists are dissuaded by the commitment of time required. In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, in the wake of Abstract Expressionism, neo-Expressionism, and the vogue for assemblage and installation art, drawing all but disappeared from the curriculum of most art schools.
Today’s guest editor is Rachel Rubin Wolf, artist and author of many North Light Books; most recently she edited Splash 14: Light and Color, which is a compilation of the “Best of Watercolor” paintings discovered in the Splash Art Competition. The following is an excerpt from this celebratory book.
In these two portrait painting workshops, you’ll learn how to paint a variety of skin tones, as well as how to simplify and paint facial features. You’ll learn how to paint eyes, noses and mouths to create realistic, lifelike faces. …
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 …
Using luminescent acrylic paints, Tom Bacher paints landscapes and portraits with spectacular lighting effects. He combines different brands of fluorescent and phosphorescent paints to achieve the look he wants for various elements in paintings that change in color and composition over time.
Check out the latest eMagazine, brought to you by the editors of Drawing and The Artist’s Magazine, for great tips on how to draw people. Get key lessons from artists Janvier Rollande and Joy Thomas on how to create dynamic graphite and …
I recently told you about Maggie Price’s newest book, Creative Freedom: 52 Art Ideas, Projects and Exercises to Overcome Your Creativity Block, and the response was so positive that I’d like to share an excerpt from one of the contributing writers, so you don’t have to just take it from me. Get the free demo here!
I’d like to congratulate self-taught artist E. Richard Clark. The National Watercolor Society (NWS) has recognized his watercolor painting Antigua, Street Limbo (below) with the “NWS Purchase Award with Silver Star.”