What Inspires Master Artist Daniel Graves

From doorways found in distant travels to classic myths, discover what inspires the contemporary realism of Daniel Graves, and be moved.

Mark Making in Charcoal

Teresa Oaxaca shares why she finds working with charcoal "refreshing" when it comes to drawing portraits.

Artist Spotlight: Jesús Emmanuel Villarreal

View portraits and figures by realist painter Jesús Emmanuel Villarreal, and discover how you can learn directly from him from the comfort of your home this week during the world's largest online training event.

Putting the Magic Into Realism

To the magical realist, a butterfly may no longer simply be a butterfly, but a technical means by which to convey a story or image beyond words, understood subconsciously where symbols...

Father/Son Artists: On Sculpting and Portrait Painting

Jamie Coreth tells us how being raised by an animal sculptor has taught him certain valuable lessons about the discipline of creating art.

Painting of the Week: “Three Name Givers” by Odd Nerdrum

“Rarely are the ethereal pictures by Odd Nerdrum easy to look at, yet they always draw us in, forcing us to marvel at the artist’s deft draftsmanship and lush brushwork, even as we try to work out exactly what’s happening here..."
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