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.

Congratulations to Gregory Mortenson, whose figurative painting recently won Best of Show in the Art Renewal Center Salon.
Using pencil, ink, charcoal, or crayon on paper, Assael could easily draw any sitter into classicized perfection, but he has more interesting plans.
This November, you can study under the world’s top master artists and change your painting skills forever.
Discover what the classical tradition means to master artist Daniel Graves, including the question he continually asks himself while painting.
Driven by a love for painting in a traditional style, Eric Johnson shares his inspiration and his insights, including why he began creating his own paint pigments.
One line, narrowing from thick to thin, can control the weight, movement, and emotion within a composition. See how in this step-by-step portrait drawing demonstration from Jeremy Caniglia.
“Artists must be patient and be true to themselves and trust their own tastes and their own habits of working and living,” says Daniel Sprick, “and be true to their own aesthetic preferences.”
After years of studying first-person sources, manuscripts, and practicing as an artist, Matthew James Collins discovered a thread connecting different eras of time. Learn what the common theme is in this article on painting life-size portraiture.
Today’s spotlight is on the figurative art of Danny Grant. Enjoy this Q&A we had about his work, his young model, and more.
A Figurative Art Convention & Expo scholarship recipient shares her work, her personal path through drawing portraits, and more, in this exclusive Q&A.
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