Figurative Art

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.

Today we spotlight the contemporary art of Michelle Tully, co-founder of Studio Escalier.
We discovered the work of contemporary artist Vicki Sullivan when she became a Realism Today Ambassador of the Week. Here, she shares a step-by-step demonstration of a figurative painting.
In this video broadcast, Daniel Graves walks through some of the age-old techniques on painting like the masters.
Enjoy these exceptional works from the Drawing Category of the 14th ARC Salon Exhibition.
Be inspired by this exclusive interview with Dominique Medici, who shares her thoughts on using a limited palette, painting alla prima, and meditation.
“My commitment to the plight of working-class people is undeniable,” says Robinson, “and the hundreds of images I’ve created speak to my undying devotion.”
Congratulations to Larry DeGraff, whose work has been recognized in the bi-monthly PleinAir Salon.
“It was time for big changes in several areas of my creative process,” she says.” I could feel it deep in my soul.”
See what happens when two figurative artists — Nanci France-Vaz and Dorian Vallejo — share the same canvas in an artistic “duel.”
Why it’s important for an artist to be a perpetual student, and 11 ways to do so.
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