24 Where to Study Drawing A sponsored guide to some of the best educational programs available to artists.
36 Proportions of the Human Figure by Dan Gheno Learning how to see and manipulate the proportional divisions of the body can lead to more powerful and convincing figure drawings.
40 Tasting the Rainbow: The Explosively Colorful Drawings of Zach Johnsen by Courtney Jordan The mixed-media artwork of Zach Johnsen uses transformative bursts of color to jolt black-and-white everyman figures out of their daily routines.
52 Ingres: Lessons From a Master A current exhibition gives a close look at the technique of one of the most revered artists in the history of drawing and provides an occasion to learn from his example.
58 Kerry Brooks: Small Drawings, Large Scope by Naomi Ekperigin This classically trained New York City artist creates portraits and figurative works that explore human relationships in a range of media, including graphite and colored pencil. In recent years, she’s found a way to continually challenge herself—and viewers—with intricate, small-scale drawings that demand a closer look.
68 Work by Kenneth J. Procter Master drawings depicting various types of labor reveal a multitude of experiences and perspectives. These drawings also remind us that the ways in which an artwork is composed and executed shape the ultimate meaning of the piece.
78 Drawing Fundamentals: The Art of Copying Drawings by Jon deMartin Copying drawings is one of the most challenging and revealing ways for artists to test themselves and further their abilities. In the first of two articles on this topic, we look at how copying has been taught throughout history and its influence on the artists who have practiced it.
88 Riding the Life Cycle: Drawings by Jason Bard Yarmosky by John A. Parks The carefully crafted drawings and paintings of this young artist cause viewers to reflect on their opinions and assumptions about youth and age.