by Jason Bard Yarmosky,
2011, pencil drawing, 18 x 24.
||Frontal Study of Naked
Man by Leonardo, 1503-
09, pen and ink drawing,
9 1/4 x 5 3/4.
by Kerry Brooks,
colored pencil drawing.
excited to report that the fall issue of Drawing
is here—it hits newsstands November 8 and is now
available at the Artist Daily store
. This time around we have a great mix
of stories about how to draw the figure, how to draw in
colored pencil, and what the Old Masters can teach you. I think every artist will find something to learn--I know I did.
Here's a taste
of a few of the articles in this issue. If you'd like to get the full stories,
you can order your copy of Drawing. Or subscribe
and let Drawing introduce you to new,
inspiring artists all year long.
issue's cover features a beautiful and slightly mysterious colored pencil drawing
by Kerry Brooks,
and inside the magazine, Kerry offers a step-by-step demonstration
of her colored pencil process. This article is a must for anyone who draws with
colored pencil, works in miniature, or likes self-portraits.
magazine also features a detailed article by Dan Gheno, one of our resident
figure-drawing experts, who explains how you can use knowledge of human proportions to improve your figure
drawing. One of the things I like best about
this article is that Dan doesn't just throw out a bunch of measurements to
memorize ("one figure equals eight heads," et cetera). Instead, he explains the
logic behind a few of the most important measurements and proportional systems,
which can be easily learned and adapted to your individual needs. Very useful.
you like classical draftsmanship, or if you're the sort of artist who carries a
sketchbook at all times, this issue's installment of Drawing Fundamentals is for you. The article discusses the practice
of copying, a tradition that has been taught in art schools for some 300 years.
The article is full of images reproduced from historical drawing textbooks, and
you can practice your copying right from the pictures in the magazine. You can even
copy them right on the margins of the magazine pages-at least, that's what one
of the editors here did when she was proofreading the article-she ended up
using it to help her practice drawing eyeballs and eyebrows.
look for in this issue
interview with an artist who uses his grandparents as his models
article about what we can learn from one of the greatest drawers of all time: Jean-Auguste-Dominique
historical article about depictions of peasants and laborers. (It features
three of my personal favorite artists-read the article and take a guess which
three they are.)
So check out the fall issue of Drawing. And after you do, let me know your
thoughts in the comments section. I'd love to know what you think.
Editor / Drawing Magazine