Announcing the 14 winning artists in Drawing's fifth annual Shades of Gray competition.
The immediate sense of recognition we feel looking at a pastel portrait by Melissa Dring may well be influenced by another side of the English artist’s life: her work as a police forensic artist. She combines her skills in forensic drawing and portraiture to intriguing effect with her portrait of English novelist Jane Austen.
California artist Fred Dalkey discusses his process for creating luminous Conte drawings, as well as works in silverpoint.
Andrew Conklin shares how he paints a figure in five steps with oil, using inspiration from Motion Capture studios and their active models.
Drawing's fall 2016 issue presents several approaches to the human figure, plus articles on shading, mechanical pencils, composition, and more.
There are many tools painters would not part with—two being the camera and reference photos. Reference photos allow artists to take a second, third even tenth look at an element to be painted. Photo manipulation, be it on the computer screen or as rudimentary as cutting and pasting, frees us to arrange elements in...
Jerry Weiss shows us how we works in the studio in our November 2016 issue for a session on figure painting, and how the creative mind is constantly in flux. Late this spring I returned to paint in my studio after an absence of some months. My subject was a talented student artist who agreed...
Looking for someone who could teach artists how to paint with confidence, editor-in-chief of the Pastel Journal, Anne Hevener, introduced me to Desmond O’Hagan. Known for his loose painting style, and bold, confident stroke work—and for instilling that skill and spirit in his students—Desmond visited the ArtistsNetwork studios to show us his pastel and...
Five tips from the latest issue of Drawing magazine, including suggestions for how to sketch on location and how to make your drawings three-dimensional.
Q+A with Splash 17 watercolor artist Peter Carey, whose watercolor painting Swinging in Tahoe is featured on the cover of the 2016 edition of Splash.
Catherine P. O’Neill paints watercolor figures and scenes from the American heartland with a pouring and lifting technique that she shares in the December 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist. View some of her paintings here!