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The Artist’s Magazine celebrates the creative life and the creative act, the artist as well as the art, by showcasing the best work—in all media and in all styles—of the best artists working today. Learn about pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic painting; drawing techniques; modern artists and art teachers. Get inspired by the range of subjects, including painting landscapes, portraits and figures, abstract art, animal and wildlife art, still life and more.

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Letters to the Editor: The Readers Have Spoken

As published in the April 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, a few readers shared their grievances with our coverage of abstract artist Hildy Maze (“In Tune With Time,” January/February 2016) through letters to the editor. We’ve since received so many letters in response to and in favor of featuring nonobjective art that we’ve decided to...

"Party Bags" by Jaye Schlesinger

Jaye Schlesinger: In the Bag

Jaye Schlesinger paints still lifes in oil that feature the modern-day symbols of brand names, logos and consumer products so we can see them with new eyes and gain a better understanding of ourselves.

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Sketching Ideas: Draw, Doodle and Dream

Draw, Doodle and Dream Use your sketchbook to expand your understanding of the structures in the world around you. (A sketching lesson excerpted from Your Artist’s Brain) By Carl Purcell The kinds of drawings you do in your sketchbook will vary depending on your reasons for rendering them. I’d like to explore the sketchbook as...

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Drawing the Human Head

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...

Hidden Bridge by Lynn Welker

May 2016 Artist of the Month | Lynn Welker

Congratulations to our May 2016 Artist of the Month, Lynn Welker! Lynn was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Hidden Bridge is seen below. Read more about the artist below and what she values most about experimentation Newport Beach, CA ~ lynnwelker.com Because of family influences, my path was set from the beginning....

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Drawing the Mouth

Focus on the Facial Features: The Nose Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction. (An excerpt from Drawing Expressive Portraits) By Paul Leveille The features are what make human faces so interesting. Although most features are constructed similarly from person to person, each individual...

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Drawing the Nose

Focus on the Features: The Nose Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction. (An excerpt from Drawing Expressive Portraits) By Paul Leveille   The features are what make human faces so interesting. Although most features are constructed similarly from person to person, each...

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How to Draw Faces: Drawing the Ears

Focus on Facial Features: Drawing The Ears Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction. By Paul Leveille     The features are what make human faces so interesting. Although most features are constructed similarly from person to person, each individual still exhibits subtle and...

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Artist Spotlight: Abstract Art That Speaks Volumes

In the June 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine we feature the abstract art from the young artist Niam Jain. At 13-years-old Jain’s unique abstract work helps express that which he cannot: his voice. Jain falls on the autism spectrum, and with his communication limited, he sought an outlet to help give meaning to his innermost feelings. His...