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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.

A spotlight on figurative artist Alessandro Tomassetti
"After I started my art journey, I was finally able to like all of these traits that made me who I am."
A dedicated artist shares what goes into a solo exhibition, including the work, the payoff, and the necessary evils.
Joseph Lorusso shares his philosophy, painting process, and insights on living as a professional artist; what will be your biggest takeaway from his advice?
Cuong Nguyen explains his method for creating realistic portrait and figure paintings.
Sharon Sprung on painting portraits and figures: "I seek a dialog between the two, to explore and provoke a more cohesive emotional experience."
Art is a language and you, the artist, have the power to communicate beautiful messages through your interpretation of your subjects.
"The single moment captured in one second in the photography is being transferred for months to the canvas to make this moment eternal," says Jan Mikulka. "The obsession in those moments...excites me even more when I am making the painting."
How do you create a complex painting composition? Stein explains in this article: “It takes risk to turn a good painting into a great painting.”
With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, we honor strength, mystery, and unconditional love in a roundup of drawings and paintings of mothers with children. 

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