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Discover figurative art guidance and inspiration from master artists who share their experience and advice on drawing and painting portraits, self-portraits, and the figure.

Oliver Sin, who has had two portraits featured on the cover of Time Magazine and who has worked for George Lucas, takes us through his portrait drawing process of a model named Juan.
Ann James Massey takes us through the process of creating a figurative painting that celebrates an annual Catholic tradition.
Manu Saluja shares her step-by-step process for creating a portrait of her friend, an art model who felt a personal connection to the symbolic African mask she holds.
A look at the history of portraiture, the process of doing a portrait commission, and the challenges you might face.
While color can be a powerful tool for artists to communicate emotions and ideas, its complexity is often paralyzing.
For centuries, artists and scientists have been fascinated by the structures of the human body ...
A feature article by David Kassan about "developing a state of mind, about being your own artist, about being who you are and bringing your own truths to your work, in the way that only you can."
"Portraiture, which I constantly practice as an art professor and as a hobby, is my favorite form of expression," says Oliver Sin. View some of his award-winning drawings, including a "Time Magazine" cover portrait, here.
Congratulations to Renee Brettler, whose work has been recognized in the monthly Plein Air Salon.
In this episode of Art School Live with Eric Rhoads, Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso shares a demonstration on how to sketch realistic eyes. Don't miss it!
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