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Successful Artists Know How to Draw This

Editor’s note: You’ve spent hours and hours learning how to draw faces and how to draw figures, but what happens when you’re ready to draw a portrait of a clothed person? Folded fabric happens, and that’s exactly what Lee Hammond addresses in this excerpt from Drawing Realistic Clothing and People. Bonus: order your copy and any other items on your wish list today because when you spend $35 at North Light Shop, you’ll save $10 with the code 10OFF30.
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Drawing

New Drawing Book: The New Colored Pencil

If you’re looking to improve your colored pencil drawing abilities, take note: Kristy Ann Kutch’s new book The New Colored Pencil, now on sale, explores the latest developments in colored pencil drawing with examples and recommendations for the newest pencil brands, drawing surfaces and techniques. The New Colored Pencil also examines the benefits of the Grid Method, grating pigments, blending with heat and more.
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Bridging Color and Value for Luminous Effects

Richard is taking a brief “blog vacation” this week, so I visited the Pastel Pointers archive and found a memorable lesson from February 2009. Enjoy! —Anne HevenerWe discern the individual elements of a scene because of the human mind’s ability to process the reflected light received through the eyes.
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Figures and Faces | Acrylic Painting Gallery

Four award-winning acrylic painters—Del-Bourree Bach, Harry Burman, Jason Sacran and John Walker—are known for their acrylic paintings of the human figure and face.See a sampling of their acrylic paintings below, and read their insights and best practices for capturing the emotional potency of the subject in Acrylic Artist, a 124-page special fall release from the editors of Magazine, Watercolor Artist, Pastel Journal and Drawing.
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