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Step-by-Step Portrait Drawing: The Power of Line and Light

Step-by-Step Portrait Drawing: The Power of Line and Light

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.
Figurative art and portraits - ArtistsOnArt.com

Drawing Portraits and the Challenge of Sanguine Chalk

A Figurative Art Convention & Expo scholarship recipient shares her work, her personal path through drawing portraits, and more, in this exclusive Q&A.
Drawing and anatomy

Figure Drawing Basics: Dan Thompson on Drawing Cadavers

“While cadavers lack the characteristic of gesture, there is a nearly fantastical appreciation of the form sense, layer by layer,” Thompson says. “The study of the threading and composition of human form is an inexhaustible source of learning.”
Drawing with charcoal - ArtistsOnArt.com

Pushing Shadows to Create Drama: Charcoal Figure Drawings

View charcoal figure drawings by Stephanie Amato, whose work is strong in both concept and design.
Contemporary realism still life lemons

On Lemons and Art History

Scott Fraser address the challenges of being a realist painter trying to create something new and relevant in the 21st century.
Verdaccio Technique for portrait painting

What is the Verdaccio Technique?

Cuong Nguyen explains his method for creating realistic portrait and figure paintings.
What is contemporary realism - Juliette Aristides

What is Contemporary Realism in Art?

How do you define contemporary realism?
Painting by Sam Wolfe Connelly

On Color Theory: Limitation Through the Eyes of Zorn

Limitation may be one of the strongest tools available for artists. By restricting your tools, you may find that your ideas are free to grow.
William Schneider, "Drink From My Cup," 20 x 16 in., Oil

Art Hack: 4 Quick Fixes for Your Values

William Schneider, who is on the faculty of Pastel Live (August 2021), shares four "quick fix tools" to improve the values of your next painting.
Portrait painting by Carol Arnold

Portrait Painting: What Do You Have To Say

Art is a language and you, the artist, have the power to communicate beautiful messages through your interpretation of your subjects.

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