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Dragon study

Dragon study

2 hours ago   |   Matthew Stewart

This could be Fafnir, or Glaurung. I was interested in the scale patterns. Since he is flightless, he should be heavily protected. There's a lot of komodo dragon in this one...
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Gestural Drawing and Other Beginnings

Gestural Drawing and Other Beginnings

7 hours ago   |   Patricia Schappler

De Kooning Van Dyck It's the beginning of a new semester with a new year ahead of us, and a new group of drawing students. Navigating drawing from life is challenging but...
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Pam's Portrait by Kim Blair

Pam's Portrait by Kim Blair

4 days ago   |   Kim Blair Artist   |   6 articles

Pam(14x11 pastel on gessoed 300 lb w.c. paper) The day Pam showed me the photo used for this portrait on her cell phone I felt an immediate jolt of inspiration to paint her...
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Charles Tarlton's "Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park 17"

7 days ago   |   Artist in an A-frame

"...classic situation of trying to reveal in language what the act of seeing provokes.” - Robert Creeley The artist stands ready in the presence of a blank canvas, but nothing...
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Memories of Porto

Memories of Porto

9 days ago   |   Urban Sketchers

Porto, that beautiful city in Northern Portugal, and host to the Urban Sketchers Symposium in July. What a magical place and a wonderful experience. A ton of work was waiting...
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Nuanced Portraits of Women Merged With Abstract Environments by Sofia Bonati

Nuanced Portraits of Women Merged With Abstract Environments by Sofia Bonati

26 days ago   |   Colossal

Self-taught artist Sofia Bonati captures nuanced expressions and personalities of a variety of female characters while also integrating them into abstracted environments and...
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World's Oldest Drawing?

World's Oldest Drawing?

27 days ago   |   Gurney Journey

Colored marks on a stone found a cave in South Africa may be the oldest drawing in the world. National Geographic reports that the red-ochre lines are 73,000 years old, nearly...
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BASE Orlando: Beach Bash Body Paint Art Show Reggae

BASE Orlando: Beach Bash Body Paint Art Show Reggae

1 month ago   |   Analog Artist Digital World

The BASE Orlando: Beach Bash Body Paint Art Show was held at DRIP. The black walls were great for allowing the painted model's colors to shine. After all the models were...
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Pam's Portrait by Kim Blair

Pam's Portrait by Kim Blair

1 month ago   |   Kim Blair Artist

Pam(14x11 pastel on gessoed 300 lb w.c. paper) The day Pam showed me the photo used for this portrait on her cell phone I felt an immediate jolt of inspiration to paint her...
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Irish Fiddler Dylan Foley

2 monthes ago   |   Gurney Journey

At a house concert in upstate New York, I open my gouache sketchbook in my lap to paint Irish fiddle champ Dylan Foley. Here's what I try to do at each stage: Step 1. The...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Creating Fantasy Architecture in Photoshop: Take your marker drawings to the...

Creating Fantasy Architecture in Photoshop: Take your marker drawings to the next level

In this tutorial you will learn how to take an ordinary drawing, created on paper with a Sharpie marker Upload it to Photoshop and transform it into an elaborate, layered... Read more ...

Pay Attention to the Time of Day When you Paint

Pay Attention to the Time of Day When you Paint

'Lavender Impressions' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $95 Scroll back and forth between these two lavender paintings. They both depict the same place! Yet they look so... Read more ...

Happy Birthday, Jim Garner!

Happy Birthday, Jim Garner!

As you may have noticed, this blog has been pretty inactive for awhile. In fact, it's been inactive for exactly one year, as my last entry was also in celebration of James... Read more ...

Male and female nude sk

Male and female nude sk

Couple of conte sketches. 9x6 conte on newsprint paper sold 9x6 conte on newsprint paper sold Read more ...

Morning ritual II

Morning ritual II

Quick conte gesture of a female nude backside in motion. 6x9 pastel on Conte on paper Read more ...

Portrait of a young man

Portrait of a young man

Academic approach was applied to this portrait subject, I also think the blue paper color is fitting with the overall mood of the drawing. 6x8 charcoal and white chalk on paper Read more ...

Movie Sk

Movie Sk

Day 11 of my '30 Days of Daily Sketching' challenge - trying to draw faces while watching a movie. Of course I was drawing the actors, but they were not too helpful and... Read more ...

Nude male portrait drawing on paper

Nude male portrait drawing on paper

I tend to start these pastels lightly with vine charcoal first just to establish the placement and the 'bare bones' of the drawing, then I generalize the shapes and values at... Read more ...

Morning bears and smokey eyes

Morning bears and smokey eyes

Inktober Day 4 and 5... the fun continues! I spilled a spot of tea on my husky drawing, right on his little snout. Fortunately, the wash of watercolour hides it. ; )Prints... Read more ...

Monster Drawing Rally IV

Monster Drawing Rally IV

This is the yearly party at the art museum, where scores of artists sit down in the courtyard and create artworks that are sold to support the museum's youth programs. I... Read more ...