My dad is a little manic about asking our family to get our holiday wish lists to him waaaaaaay before he has to fight the crowds and wait in long lines. As usual, I'm procrastinating, but if I were to give him my art wish list, I could have it ready and waiting for him at a moment's notice....
On the Cover: Anna (detail, reversed) by Wende Caporale, 2002, pastel, 24 x 18. Collection the Abernethy family. FEATURES Painting Figures With Purpose by Arthur Egeli After completing a rigorous program of art education, I was adept at capturing a person’s likeness but still struggling to express...
During a recent plein air workshop in Southern France, Judith Carducci helped students who worked with pen-and-ink, pastel, watercolor, and oil colors. The unifying themes of the 10-day class were that drawing basics are a foundation of all media and working from life would benefit every participant...
The Drawing Blog
11 Sep 2008
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This French master teaches us much about contours, portraiture, and how to draw people. by Mark G. Mitchell Portrait of Charles- François Mallet 1809, graphite, 10 9/16 x 8 5/16. Collection The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. So that’s what Paganini looked like in his cravat...
The Drawing Blog
8 Feb 2008
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In the winter 2007 issue of Drawing magazine, we explored how Ingres taught us much about contours and portraiture. Here, we offer an excerpt from the feature about how the artist's use of graphite on smooth white paper was ahead of his time. by Mark G. Mitchell Portrait of La Principessa Fiano 1817...