Spring 2011

Mastering the art of simplicity; large-scale graphite drawings; improve your drawings through anatomy; 15 cover contest
 winners revealed; how to draw the outline of a figure.

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CONTENTS

4 Editor’s Note

6 Contributors

10 Sketchbook

20 New & Notable

24 Julio Reyes: Winner of Drawing’s Cover Competition
by Austin R. Williams
This California artist’s graphite drawing The Northern Girl wowed the judges with the fortitude of its subject and its intriguing contemporary setting.

28 Drawing Cover Competition Finalists
We received hundreds of entries in Drawing’s latest cover competition, and selecting our favorites was far from easy. We present the artwork from our 14 finalists, as well as discussions about their sources of inspiration, artistic processes, and drawing materials.



42 How to Study Anatomy
by Dan Gheno
Knowledge of the human body can be an invaluable tool for artists—as long as the study of anatomy is approached in the right way.

58 Drawing Fundamentals: Contours
by Jon deMartin
The contour—also called the outer shape—is key to realistically drawing any figure, and it is affected by the numerous curves that exist within natural forms.

70 Drawing Workshop: Renaissance Materials & Techniques
by Austin R. Williams
In several recent workshops, Virginia artist Rob Liberace taught students tools of the Old Masters, such as red-chalk drawing and écorché. His lessons stressed the importance of identifying shadow areas, varying strokes, and expressing a personal vision.

78 Simple by Design
by Kenneth J. Procter
Simplicity is a strategy that artists can use in many ways to add depth and complexity to their drawings.

88 Rendering Hoaxes & Hijinks
by Courtney Jordan
Ethan Murrow draws characters in situations that defy reality and sound judgment in an effort to push his artistry as both fact and fiction.

96 Coming in...

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