Drawing, Spring 2010

On the Cover:
Idaline (detail)
by Anthony Ryder, 2007, graphite and pastel
on tinted paper, 14 x 10. Collection the artist.


The Ryder Studio School: Drawing on Light & Form
by Allison Malafronte
Artists who want to learn Anthony Ryder’s four-step approach to figure drawing can now spend months or even years learning from this gifted draftsman and instructor at his recently opened Ryder Studio School, in Santa Fe.

The Core Figure: A Source of Power and Accuracy
by Dan Gheno
Much of a figure drawing’s energy—as well as a subject’s likeness—comes from the compelling and accurate representation of the torso

Singular Objects
by Kenneth J. Procter
Historical and contemporary artists have endowed all manner of natural, manmade, and imagined objects with expressive power and layers of meaning.

Drawing Fundamentals: Shading the Sphere
by Jon deMartin
Depicting light and shadow are essential to creating the illusion of three-dimensional space when drawing subjects such as spheres, ovoids, and the human figure.

Rivals in Rome
by Ephraim Rubenstein
The 16th-century Italian drawings in a recent exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum, in New York City, are beautiful working drawings that point toward grand final creations far beyond the edges of the paper and reveal the competing influences of Raphael and Michelangelo.

Real World Anatomy: Andrew Gerndt at the School of Visual Arts
by John A. Parks  
Master instructor Andrew Gerndt teaches his beginner students to create drawings of extraordinary quality.

Degrees of Interpreting Reference Material
by Bob Bahr
Chris D’Angelo ignores the pressures of his schedule and others’ perceptions and—using photographs and other reference material in various ways—ceaselessly works to create woodcuts that contain “something tangible.”


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Brian Riley is the managing editor for the American Artist family of titles (American Artist, Watercolor, Drawing & Workshop) and has been part of the AA team since 2003. He first became interested in art as a child, specifically drawing, but drifted away from the visual arts as he grew older, gravitating towards writing while in college. His position at AA has offered him the opportunity to reinvigorate his early passion and continue his education.