Fall 2010

Using Edges to Improve Your Compositions; How to Draw Arms With Strength and Conviction; Drawing Fundamentals: The Figure in Action; Depict the colors of the Night; Dramatic Shadows for Subtle Effect.

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CONTENTS


4 Editor’s Note

7 Contributors

8 Sketchbook

18 Where to Study Drawing:
A Sponsored Guide to Some of the Best Educational Programs

22 How to Draw the Arm With Strength and Conviction
BY DAN GHENO
By strategically employing line and value and utilizing anatomical knowledge, artists can draw arms that enhance the realism of the figure.

38 Drawing Fundamentals The Figure in Action: The Inner Axis and Surface Centerlines
BY JON DEMARTIN
By finding and sketching both a form’s inner line of action and various centerlines on its surface, you can better represent a figure’s gesture and orientation in space.


46 Focusing on the Edge
BY TIMOTHY W. JAHN AND ANTHONY WAICHULIS
This step-by-step demonstration explores strategies for improving your use of edges, one of an artist’s most versatile tools.

52 In the Light of Darkness
BY KENNETH J. PROCTER
Night scenes present draftsmen with intriguing challenges. Historical and contemporary artists have employed numerous techniques—including contrast, mystery, and ambiguity—to depict many incarnations of nighttime.

62 Using Materials That Reflect Your Subject Matter
BY DEAN DALFONZO
For her drawings exploring industrial neglect and decay, Stacy Seiler uses materials such as charcoal and rusted iron, which are closely connected to the world she depicts.

70 Using the Figure to Pose Major Questions
BY AUSTIN R. WILLIAMS
Noah Buchanan’s graphite drawings use the human figure to explore issues of art, science, and humanity, and to synthesize the influences of multiple historical schools.

80 Drawing With Wire (and Sugar, and Porcelain, and Photographs…)
BY BOB BAHR
Susan Graham works in a variety of media, many of which are untraditional, and her impressive artwork quickly raises questions about line, tone, and the essential elements of drawing.

88 Dramatic Shadows & Subtle Meanings
BY AUSTIN R. WILLIAMS
The charcoal drawings of Kate Sammons boast striking highlights and deep shadows, as well as quiet, multilayered meanings.

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