Drawing Techniques: How to Draw People Animals Landscapes & More

The Sharp Kerry mechanical pencil by Pentel

2B or Not 2B

Graphite pencils for drawing are not created equal. Read how Lee Hammond came to use a mechanical pencil for her graphite drawings, and which she prefers for blending.

Smoke Signals (oil, 48x60) by Kevin Muente

Painting Hair with Kevin Muente

I use a similar technique to paint hair and grass, but this demonstration is for hair. After I’ve decided on the shape of the head and have examined the overall dimensions (the width and the length), I feel ready to paint the area. Notice the line across the back of the head and the...

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Sneak Peek: Masterpieces From the National Portrait Gallery

The winter 2014 issue of Drawing focuses on the topic of portraiture, and one of the highlights in this issue is a new installment in our Curator’s Choice series, which takes us into the vaults of the National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.si.edu). The National Portrait Gallery, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, collects portraits of...

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The Silverpoint Exhibition: An Online Gallery

If you’re intrigued at all by silverpoint–one of the oldest, most beautiful, and most mysterious drawing methods in the world–you’ll be interested to learn about “The Silverpoint Exhibition,” a recent show at the National Arts Club. The exhibition brought together works by dozens of contemporary dratsmen who work in silverpoint. The winter 2014 issue...

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Drawing Winter 2014, Preview Video

The latest issue of Drawing shines a light on portraiture, with articles featuring a portrait demonstration from Costa Vavagiakis; a survey of drawings from Everett Raymond Kinstler; and a selection of work from the National Portrait Gallery. It also includes a look at sketchbooks and artwork created with silverpoint. Check out the preview video below...