Checking Your Proportions, Drawing Three-Dimensionally, and Winning Competitions

30 May 2012

It Kinda Draws the Eye In by Matt Tucker, 2011, graphite and white charcoal, 7½ x 14.
It Kinda Draws the Eye In by Matt Tucker, 2011, graphite and white charcoal,
7½ x 14.

The spring issue of Drawing is now available, and it's full of resources for artists, especially if you are into figure drawing or figure painting. Here's a quick look at some highlights from the issue:

  • Study for Satyr Carrying Drum by Gustav Klimt, ca. 1886-1888, graphite and white chalk on brown paper, 12½ x 18.

    Study for Satyr Carrying Drum by Gustav Klimt,
    ca. 1886-1888, graphite and white chalk
    on brown paper, 12½ x 18.

    Master instructor and artist Dan Thompson explains in detail numerous strategies that can lead to a more fulfilling experience drawing from the model and a more graceful finished piece of art.
  • Learn the advantages of negative space and its extremes--from artists who use lots of it (Meagan Shein) and artists who use almost none (Roz Liebowitz).
  • In our latest master class, we dive into the complex subject of how to best give your figure drawings a sense of volume and depth. This is one of the most important concerns for any representational artist, so you'll definitely want to hear our expert's advice about using linework and form concepts, among other strategies, to create more three-dimensional drawings.
  • We take a look at the drawings of Aron Wiesenfeld--slightly ambiguous, slightly idiosyncratic, slightly narrative, very intriguing.
  • Plus, you'll meet the finalists in our Self-Portrait Cover Competition and see their winning drawings!

Tunnel by Aron Wiesenfeld, 2008, charcoal, 16½ x 14.
Tunnel by Aron Wiesenfeld, 2008, charcoal,
16½ x 14.
Buy the issue or purchase a digital edition, and check back here soon for a more in-depth look at the stories in this issue.

And don't forget, Drawing's Shades of Gray Open Competition is accepting entries. Happy sketching!

--Austin

 

 

 


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