The Fine Art of WarArtists became integral to the military effort of France during World War 1. Nearly all the soldiers still wore the famous red trousers advertising their presence to enemy soldiers.In 1915, the French army established the world’s first military unit dedicated to disguise—the Section de Camouflage (from the French camoufleur – to veil or disguise).
Dirk Hagners depiction of dying sunflowerswon a Jurors Choice Award in theBlossom Art of Flowers competition in 2007.An artist shuts the door on inspiration and creative possibilities when he or she withdraws from exploring subject matter because there doesn’t appear to be anything new to say.
Drawing magazine is sad to report the passing of Susan Hauptman (1947-2015). Her output consists mostly of large-scale, intense and sometimes funny self-portraits, which are absolutely, unmistakably her own. I had the pleasure of meeting her once, and it was clear that she was an extremely caring person and an incredibly devoted artist.
Seated Muse by James Langley,a Foundation Studies professor at SCAD.The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) believes certain artistic skills and techniques are fundamental for all students, whether these students happen to be filmmakers, architects, fashion designers, animators, or fine artists.
Make painting children look easy with a few simple rules: Lose edges and vary colors for a soft look, and above all, let kids be kids.By Bev JozwiakLess is more when it comes to painting children, who are rounder, softer and have fewer lines than their adult counterparts. I focus on the mannerisms, gestures and nuances unique to each child, and try to capture those elements on paper.
Where to Start, Making Measurements and Tricky TorsosAre you wanting to take your figure drawings to the next level? We want that for you, too. Here are five figure drawing tips straight from the experts. Enjoy them all and be sure to consider the The Art Science of Figure Drawing — The Complete 12 Course Bundle if you love drawing the figure and want to know more!