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Drawing, Winter 2013

Choosing ColorA sponsored guide to colored pencils. To Sketch and To SculptDon Gale creates sculptures and drawings that relish the possibilities for drama and movement inherent in the human figure. We sat down with the artist to talk about the role that drawing plays in his practice, how he captures the gesture of a model,…

Drawing, Fall 2012

    Where to Study DrawingA sponsored guide to some of the best educational programs. Drawing Fundamentals: Fundamentals of Proportion—The Headby Jon deMartinAccurately capture the head and face at the beginning of your drawing process using these straightforward measuring strategies. Charles Kanwischer: Recording Changeby Naomi EkperiginFor this Ohio artist, graphite offers the perfect means of…

Drawing, Summer 2012

  Product Guide: Sketchbooks, Papers, & Drawing Implements Drawing Fundamentals: Drawing on White and Toned PaperBy Jon deMartinToned paper allows artists to achieve stunning effects. In this article, we lay out basic principles about how to match your drawing and shading methods to the tone of your paper. Drawings From Renaissance Veniceby John A. ParksA…

Drawing, Spring 2012

  Choose Your Own AdventureBy Naomi EkperiginAron Wiesenfeld’s figurative drawings and paintings are rich with meaning and wonderfully ambiguous, inviting viewers to create their own narratives and feel a sense of kinship with the artist’s young protagonists. A Many-Sided Approach to the FigureBy Austin R. WilliamsDan Thompson advocates an artistic process that encompasses many strategies,…

Drawing, Winter 2012

CONTENTS 4 Editor’s Note 7 Contributors 8 Sketchbook 22 New & Notable 24    Drawing the Inner Lifeby Michael Gormley
Steven Assael’s figure drawings range from classical studies to ornately costumed contemporary figures. But they all speak to the power of drawing from life, which allows artists to access a world of dreams, memories, and associations.    36   …

Fall 2011

CONTENTS 4 Editor’s Note 7 Contributors 9 Sketchbook 24 Where to Study DrawingA sponsored guide to some of the best educational programs available to artists. 36 Proportions of the Human Figure
by Dan GhenoLearning how to see and manipulate the proportional divisions of the body can lead to more powerful and convincing figure drawings. 40 Tasting…

Summer 2011

CONTENTS 4 Editor’s Note 6 Contributors 8 Sketchbook 20 New & Notable 24 Collective Memory: Whitfield Lovell BY JOHN A. PARKS This innovative artist combines charcoal drawings with playing cards, found objects, and entire structures in order to reflect upon the lives of ordinary men and women of past generations. 36 Strategies for Drawing: Portraits…

Winter 2011

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…

Spring 2011

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…

Fall 2010

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…

Drawing, Summer 2010

On the Cover: Wet Hair (detail, reversed)by Jonathan J. Ahn, 2009, charcoal, 24 x 18. Collection the artist.                     FEATURES Choosing the Right Drawing Paper
by Karen Meyer-BerthelThe many differences between drawing papers can be so subtle that it is not always easy to fully appreciate the…