Reaching the End | When is a Painting Finished?

It seems that most of us—even when we have mapped out a destination for a painting—still find it hard to know when to put down the pastel stick and stop working. In fact, one of the most commonly asked question in one of my workshops is "How do you know when you are done?"


Exhibition: Last Chance to See “Lebbeus Woods, Architect”

Don’t miss the exhibition “Lebbeus Woods, Architect,” at The Drawing Center, in New York City. And even if you can’t attend in person, it’s worth taking a look at this artist’s interesting work. Throughout his career, architect Lebbeus Woods has created a narrative on how construction can be transformative. Working mostly with graphite on...

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Winners of the 2nd Annual Shades of Gray Competition

We’re proud to present the winning works in Drawing’s second annual Shades of Gray Competition, which challenges artists to submit their best drawings, in any medium, created entirely in black, white, and gray. The following 14 drawings were selected as the winners from more than 1,000 entries by a panel of judges. You can...


Drawing, Spring 2014 Preview Video

The latest issue of Drawing focuses on ink and the many ways artists use it in their work. Articles include a survey of artists who work with the medium, a rundown of the different types of inks available, and a spotlight on Paul Madonna, who uses ink to create a unique type of comic strip. Also...

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New Work by Ethan Murrow and Francisco Souto

Two of Drawing’s favorite artists are currently holding solo exhibitions featuring terrific new work. Ethan Murrow, whose graphite drawings often depict pseudo-pioneers and adventurers embarking on strange missions or tasks, is featured in the exhibition “State Flag” at Winston Wachter, in New York City. The exhibition introduces a fascinating series of semi-allegorical drawings inspired...

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Exhibition Preview: Expressionist Art in Washington, DC

The National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC is hosting an exhibition that brings together works from major German art movements, most notably the haunting German Expressionists. “Modern German Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection” includes works ranging from the 19th century to the 1970s, and although this spans some 200 years, the...

3 Tips to Get Your Studio Ready for Spring

It is still super chilly in my neck of the woods, but spring has technically sprung, so what better time to get ourselves and our art ready for the lovely months ahead? We’ve definitely earned it after a dreary winter, so here are 3 tips to get your studio set for all the spring...


Announcing the Winners: 2013 Shades of Gray Competition

We’re thrilled to announce the 14 winning artists in Drawing magazine’s 2013 Shades of Gray Competition, which challenged artists to submit their best drawings done entirely in black, white, and gray tones. In total, there were 14 winning works, all of which can be seen in the upcoming spring issue of Drawing. (Click here...