Drawing Animals, and “I Told You So” Fridays

Recently I had the pleasure of teaching a class on “Drawing Animals in Nature” in graphite. It’s a popular class I based on one of my most recent books by the same name. I teach not only how to draw animals, but also how to draw them in their natural environments. This includes backgrounds and the elements of...

How to Draw Birds: Draw Realistic Animals

I’ve always been intrigued by nature’s intricate details. It’s this complexity—combined with the subtleties of mood and environment—that I attempt to capture in my drawings and paintings. I tend to travel to where my subjects live so I can observe their behaviors and interactions within their natural habitats. While on location, I also gather as...

Virginia Hein | Sketching Techniques | Artist's Network

Sketchbook Drawings and Techniques: Special Report

The summer 2016 issue of Drawing takes us through the world of sketchbooks and art journals, interviewing 11 artists to discover some of sketchbooks’ many uses, along with sketching techniques and sketching tools. Here we’re pleased to present an expanded selection of sketchbook drawings and paintings by these artists, along with advice about how...