Tag: Sketching

Drawing Basics: Drawing People in Ink Frees You

Inktober Is the Month to Explore Every fall a subject that fades during summer comes back with a vengeance: pen and ink sketching. A while back, one of our members reached out about sketching on mass transit, drawing quick doodles and sketches of people on the go. It reminded me to find the work of…

Drawing lessons from THB: Study for Farming by Thomas Hart Benton, drawing, 1937.

Drawing Lessons from Thomas Hart Benton

An American Master & Drawing Was His Thing A few years ago, I left Manhattan and went to Manhattan—Kansas, that is. I was a bit wary as I landed in the midst of a harsh storm, but looked forward to seeing all the Midwest had to offer. During my trip I visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum,…

El Moro #2, Cemetary, Old San Juan by Judith Carducci, pastel drawing.

Is It Pastel Drawing or Pastel Painting?

Stirring Up the Confusing Controversy Many pastelists consider their pieces to be paintings. Many others think of the medium in terms of drawing. To further complicate the issue, I’ve heard dozens of artists speak about the medium both in painting terms as well as drawing ones — sometimes within the span of the same breath!…

Shah Jahan, Remembrandt | Shorthand Drawing Techniques | Artist Daily

The Shorthand Drawing Style of a Certifiable Genius

Rembrandt Was Brill. Drawing Tutorials That Show You Why… Okay, I don’t even know how to certify a genius, but I know I am right about one thing: Rembrandt was one. The greatest of the great Dutch masters, Rembrandt made art that was a revelation then and now. That goes for his paintings, of course,…