Figure sketching with Vincent Giarrano as he shares a procedure for doing figure studies that work well for training your eye.
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...
Get started drawing the figure with these handy tips.
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.
This is why your portrait art will look lifelife and compelling -- figures have beautiful, realistic eyes. Here's how to create them!
Five pieces of figure drawing advice straight from the experts. Learn how to position your arm, begin a drawing, avoid "balloon torsos" and more.
To celebrate the LGBTQ community, we take a look back at how some artists helped construct a narrative of equality throughout history.
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...
If you focus on acquiring solid drawing skills, your painting will be much stronger. Read Nicholas Raynolds's free step-by-step on drawing a portrait with graphite.
Sometimes it's fun to branch out and try a new style of drawing. Learn how to draw a cartoon portrait with a free step-by-step tutorial!
Painting the mouth can be a challenge but, done right, the mouth becomes one of the most expressive aspects of the face. Candace Bohannan shows how the masters handled this important feature.