If you sketch often and don't feel too precious about the outcome, you can allow yourself to stop at whatever moment you like the drawing best, no matter the level of completion.
See how a painting that includes leaves, crystal, and some unexpected challenges comes to fruition, step by step.
New Program for Artists: Atelier Dojo offers students extensive courses in practicing figurative art from direct observation and mastering formal techniques, enabling students to better deliver the unique vision of their own work.
Eric Rhoads shares a deeply emotional experience about painting and his mission.
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.”
What divides fine art from trendy gimmicks and fads? What is it that makes art timeless? Sculptor Rick Casali explains.
"My creative process is inherently about labor, and against the modern backdrop of instant, image-driven gratification, I have found the physical process involved in the painstaking, craft-driven rendering of a subject or a moment to be ever more important."
At 83 years old — and still painting — Figliola has been referred to as “a contemporary realist, painting the Renaissance and making it today.”
Artist D.K. Richardson shares her process for painting portraits, including her underpainting techniques, her preferred varnish, overcoming the challenge of accurate proportions, and more.
Contemporary figurative artist Alan Feltus shares an essay on painting the nude female figure.