|Pages from Sabin Howard's drawing sketchbook
and a finished sculpture.
We just put a wrap on the winter issue of Drawing—you'll be seeing it in your mailboxes and on newsstands in February, and can order it in the Artist Daily Store as well.
The cover of the new issue is something of a change of pace for us. Most of our past covers have featured arresting figure drawings created by some wonderful artists—Whitfield Lovell, Julio Reyes, Tony Ryder, and Susan Lyon are just a few of our cover artists from recent years. But as our readers know, Drawing isn't only about the finished product. We're also about the process.
That's why I love this cover, which features an anatomical sketch by sculptor Sabin Howard. We all know these drawing exercises—the skeletons, the gestural figures, the proportional charts. They're all important parts of learning to draw, but sometimes we can forget that they can be beautiful, too. I think this sketch is a work of art in its own right, and on our cover, it communicates what our magazine is all about.
Thanks, then, go to two people for making the cover happen. The first is our art director, Amy Petriello, who conceived and designed the cover. (And did you notice the swank new American Artist logo on the cover? Also Amy's work.) And thanks of course also go to Sabin Howard. I won't say more about his artwork here, because he speaks very eloquently for himself in his article, sharing some wise words on how to build the foundation of a strong, unique practice. It's sure to inspire.
And, really, that's just the beginning. More to come, including some sneak peeks at the articles. Until then, happy sketching!
Editor / Drawing Magazine