Today's discussion is about drawing materials and tools recommended by Sherrie McGraw and Jacqueline Kamin. Get some tips and ideas on how you can improve your drawing skills with the right drawing materials and tools.
Jackie: Hi Sherrie.
Sherrie: Hi Jackie.
Jackie: Good to see you again today. So we're going to... Read More
How important is drawing to portrait painting
I believe that drawing is so important to portrait painting. From my own experience, drawing has improved my portrait painting. The more I draw the better my hand and eye coordination gets. This allows me to become more accurate and direct with my drawing.... Read More
Etching is a traditional way to make multiple prints from one drawing effort. For that reason, it is the process of making prints from a metal plate (generally copper, zinc or steel). Furthermore, each plate has a design which has been incised by acid. A thin ground (a waxy material) is... Read More
Here are six types of folds that every artist should know when drawing drapery and clothing
George Bridgman Drawings
Pipe folds are found in situations such as dresses and curtains.A series of semi-tubular shapes form as the material hangs free at the opposite end.The folds themselves are usually cylindrical in... Read More
Anatomical planes are easiest to see in a simple example like a box. A box has six sides: a top, a bottom and four sides. A plane represents a directional change. The human form has many anatomical planes, but even though it has more nuance than a box, it... Read More
"Recently I took an architecture sketch class in Spain. I have always been intimidated by drawing buildings, until I took a master class that concentrated on capturing buildings by using contour drawing and seeing shapes. Usually drawing buildings conjures up visions of straight edges and rigid rules, but in... Read More
Watch the video below and learn as Stacy Kamin sketches at the Brentwood Farmer's Market in Los Angeles, CA. You can join The Artists Guild for free to watch more videos on drawing and painting, as well as Join the Artists Guild as a member to get access... Read More
The Languages of Painting and Drawing
Sherrie explains why painting and drawing are very different languages and require very different solutions. Drawing is an intimate medium meant to be seen up close but painting is meant to be seen from far away. The Kings and the Pope commissioned work from... Read More
What is Sherrie McGraw's teaching philosophy?
How should a student pick an art teacher?
How does an art student get better?
Stacy states “This blog will explain Sherrie McGraw’s teaching philosophy. She is one of the best teachers that I have studied with, in part because she is patient and very generous with... Read More
Sennelier makes a wonderful pastel card in some lovely colors—a range of warm browns and ivory. I use vine charcoal initially and add contè—both white and red—to capture the illusion of the subject. The surface is relatively delicate and cannot have any liquid applied to the surface. But you... Read More