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.

The hourly wage of an art model can add up; In this article Gregory Mortenson describes some of his paintings and a few techniques he employs to get the best value.
"In this time of instant gratification and fast, bright images, I am compelled in the direction of ..."
Gwenneth Barth-White, who is on the faculty of Pastel Live, addresses pastel substrates, how she uses hard and soft pastels, the archival nature of the medium, and more.
Too many artists are caught in drawing from life as a one-way street towards surface description. Here's a look at the complexity of life drawing.
Congratulations to Nicole Moné, whose work has been recognized in the monthly Plein Air Salon: "My favorite paintings to create are those that are infused with inside jokes."
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.
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