We surf the web for interesting new drawings and random information on art so you don't have to. April 28 edition.
One reason people pursue pencil drawing is that they like the drama and look of black-and-white images. Drawing magazine is a great place to see the best of what artists working in black and white are doing. Two examples are within...
What facial feature do you find to be the best indicator of a sitter's likeness?
A look at the Bargue plates, a series of 197 lithographs that guide an art student through an increasingly difficult course of study.
The doom-and-gloom talk prompted by the recession has squashed sales in galleries. So why was the recent opening of a young realist's show such a success?
We surf the web for interesting new drawings and random information on art so you don't have to. March 24 edition:
In this passage, which we had to cut from the print article in our Spring 2009 issue of Drawing for space reasons, artist-instructor Dan Gheno explains how visualizing the arc that body parts move through will help you place the joints in the right location, ensuring proper proportions.
What inspired you to first pick up a pencil? For some it was first seeing an Audubon print. Others may have fallen in love with the anime film Akira. Maybe it was Superman.
In this passage, which we had to cut from the print article in our Spring 2009 issue of Drawing for space reasons, artist-instructor Dan Gheno explains how the tanned portions of a nude model seem to stand out and push forward, and he reiterates the value of studying individual body parts.
Here's a sneak preview of an upcoming feature in Drawing magazine: the lively, colorful figure drawings of NYC artist Fred Hatt.
We've all seen Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing The Vitruvian Man. But have you read the text he wrote to accompany it? Artist and scholar Anthony Panzera presents Morris Hicky Morgan's translation of Leonardo's notes on the diagram on human proportion, along with his Panzera's modern take on the drawing and his "proofs" of Leonardo's work.
Pietro Annigoni was a great draftsman, portraitist, and teacher. We haven't been able to put a feature article together on him, but here are a few examples of this inspirational artist's work, and a bit of biographical information as well. Who else do you think has been needlessly neglected in the pages of Drawing magazine? We'd love to know!
Michael Graves may be best known now for designing household items and iconic buildings, but he has roots in traditional rendering, as a 2007 book featuring architectural renderings from a 1960 sketchbook shows.