Tomie dePaola, beloved by children and their parents, talks with great good humor to another celebrated illustrator, Will Hillenbrand, in a freewheeling interview that spans dePaola's own childhood, his ties to theatre, and his time at Pratt. Tomie tells how he creates characters and uncovers secrets in the text, all the while conveying a deep respect for children and an enduring love of art ("Putting on a Show").
Also in this giant, double issue, four master portrait artists–Robert Armetta, Russell Harris, Jean Pederson, and Judith Carducci–share their palettes and recipes for mixing flesh tones, and Michael Chesley Johnson urges artists to put away small canvases in favor of larger ones when working en plein air. In addition, there are articles on Claudia Seymour and Gail Postal, plus the nine winners of our All Media Contest. And as for instruction, there's an abundance: how to paint in watermedia on synthetic surfaces, how to control the effects of phosphorescent paints–plus a review lesson on the Golden Section–all in the September issue of The Artist's Magazine on sale now on newsstands and at the North Light Shop.