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Working Up From a Grisaille

Working Up From a GrisailleBy Scott E. BartnerThis is an excerpt from Richard Stull’s feature article on Scott E. Bartner entitled “Transcendent Technique.” It ran in Magazine‘s January/February 2014 issue. Click here to subscribe!I painted Portrait of Aida (view it on my website, www.bartner.
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Drawing

Drawing Magazine Cover Countdown: #7

This fall, Drawing magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and to get the festivities started, the Drawing Magazine Blog is looking back at our 10 favorite covers. To see the full list so far, check out the entire Drawing Magazine Blog.Our 7 cover may still be fresh in your memory, as it’s from our Spring 2013 issue.
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Techniques and Tips

Plein Air Tips, Part 2: Sun Vs. Shade

Of the many issues that can arise when working on location, whether to work in shade or full sunlight is one of the most bothersome. Having struggled with this for over 25 years, I have some observations that may prove helpful.Start by analyzing the direction the sunlight will be traveling. It will prove helpful since you’ll be working in the same location for a considerable amount of time.
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The Artist Life

My Approach to Teaching Art to Children

A reader who wanted to know how to teach art to children recently contacted me. I have a lot of experience in that department, and have developed some methods that I think work well. When I owned and operated my teaching studio, the after-school program was huge. I also had the pleasure of teaching art many home-schooled kids.
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Techniques and Tips

Plein Air Techniques: Land, Sea and Sky

Plein air enthusiast and instructor Catherine Gill shares her tips on how to capture the colors of three landscape essentials when painting outdoors: the earth, sea and sky. Plus find out what to pack for painting on location, whether you prefer a large or small setup.With Gill’s tips and techniques in hand, you’ll be ready to grab your gear and go explore painting outdoors.
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Techniques and Tips

One Challenge of Drawing Faces | Eyeglasses

“Why are drawing eyeglasses so darned hard? What am I doing wrong?” This is a common dilemma. I’ve seen it a million times … a beautiful portrait fails miserably because the subject of the drawing is wearing eyeglasses. Often, the face looks good, and the glasses look like a cartoon. Epic fail!So what makes drawing faces with glasses such a problem?
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