Winter 2011

Employ A Wide Range Of Media And Styles; Spanish Masters From Ribera To Goya; Mapping The Face Through Large Self-Portraits; How To Draw Active, Lifelike Figures; Advice For Drawing Leaves+ Plants In Perspective.

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CONTENTS


4 Editor’s Note

7 Contributors

8 Sketchbook

20 New & Notable

22 Forming the Figure
BY KENNETH J. PROCTER
Whether traditional or contemporary, realistic or abstract, an artist’s choices concerning the model, pose, and form of a figure are guided by expressive purposes.



32 Drawing Fundamentals The Figure in Action: The Rhythmic Relationship of Lines
BY JON DEMARTIN
Although they may seem simple, lines provide the foundations for every shape that we draw. Learning which kind of line to implement during each stage of the process can lead to figure drawings that are both dynamic and anatomically correct.

46 Mapping the Self in Large-Scale Drawings
BY JOHN A. PARKS
In his powerful self-portraits Ian Ingram combines obsession, philosophical musings, and scrupulous attention to the texture and details of his face.

52 Botany for the Artist: Drawing Leaves
BY SARAH SIMBLET

60 The Passionate Line: Drawings by Spanish Masters
BY JOHN A. PARKS
A recent exhibition at the Frick Collection revealed the distinct and often idiosyncratic virtues of Spanish draftsmen in the 17th through 19th centuries, including Ribera and Goya.

72 Harnessing the Beauty of Youth Through Whatever Means (and Media) Necessary
BY AUSTIN R. WILLIAMS
In his female portraits and figure drawings, New Jersey artist Dorian Vallejo combines media and styles to capture the beauty of the figure.

78 Stitching Together the Past’s Hopeful Future
BY BOB BAHR
German-born artist Björn Meyer-Ebrecht creates large ink- wash drawings of buildings on sheets of paper he tapes together to pull the viewer into a past that never was.

86 Speaking Volumes With Just a Few Lines
BY COURTNEY JORDAN
Through skilled linework and compassion for his subjects, Brooklyn-based artist Steven Ketchum crafts psychologically complex pen-and-ink figure drawings.

96 Coming in...

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