In this step-by-step pastel demonstration, learn to create colorful underwater scenes filled with realistic motion and dazzling light effects.
Top artists offer tips for drawing beginners, including exercises for getting started, pencil techniques and the basic measurements for the human figure.
This is why your portrait art will look lifelife and compelling -- figures have beautiful, realistic eyes. Here's how to create them!
Five pieces of figure drawing advice straight from the experts. Learn how to position your arm, begin a drawing, avoid "balloon torsos" and more.
To celebrate the LGBTQ community, we take a look back at how some artists helped construct a narrative of equality throughout history.
Patricia Schappler's graphite and collage work in bustling with unique style, and are painted faces of those in her life she loves.
Pastelist and teacher Bob Gerbracht died peacefully on April 28, at the age of 92, at his home in Pinole, Calif., in the company of his wife and daughters. A 2015 Pastel Society of America (PSA) Hall of Fame inductee, Gerbracht was best known for his portraits and figure paintings—and for his love for...
Painting the mouth can be a challenge but, done right, the mouth becomes one of the most expressive aspects of the face. Candace Bohannan shows how the masters handled this important feature.
In the 2015 Student Competition, we met Devon Rodriguez, an inspiring, young portrait and figure artist. His work has continued to improve and evolve ever since. Take a look below at some of the artist’s work. Don’t forget to enter this year’s competition today. ~ Student Competition Spotlight | Devon Rodriguez “I was born in...
In last year’s Annual Art Competition, we had the pleasure of getting to know oil artist Kadir Nelson. His piece A Hole in the Roof puts a unique spin on figurative work; it’s brimming with personality and story. Read below for a more in-depth conversation with the artist about his process and inspiration, and...
Mario Robinson shares his advice for portrait artists in 5 quick tips.