• Art et Architecture
  • Aviation et Bateau
  • Business et Finance
  • Auto et Moto
  • Presse people
  • Comics & Manga
  • Artisanat
  • Culture et Littérature
  • Famille et Éducation
  • Mode
  • Cuisine et Vin
  • Forme et Santé
  • Maison et Jardin
  • Chasse et Pêche
  • Jeunesse
  • Luxe
  • Presse Masculine
  • Film, Télé et Musique
  • Actualité et politiques
  • Photographie
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Tech et Jeux Vidéo
  • Voyages et Plein air
  • Presse Feminine
  • Adulte
 / Art et Architecture
Artists Drawing and Inspiration

Artists Drawing and Inspiration

Issue 34

Drawing and the techniques to enhance your skills

Sunray Publications Pty Ltd
Lire plus
4,73 €(TVA Incluse)
10,64 €(TVA Incluse)
4 Numéros


4 min.
drawn to art

As a child, handing over my drawings of dragons and surreal animals is when I first realised I was creative. I would imagine scenes that didn’t even exist, piecing together a drawing. I was interested in the Surreal and Fantasy, artists like Salvador Dali and illustrations by Marc McBride. I remember my parents buying me a step-by-step drawing book by Marc McBride, but instead of following the steps and drawing the one dragon, I would take parts of each one and create my own, placing it in a scene of castles and sky. As I reached my early teens and my sights broadened, I started to branch out into other genres and away from fantasy art. Handing my drawing to others, such as my parents, they would point out what I…

2 min.
celebrity portrait: william dafoe

STEP ONE After finding the photograph you want to use, use a sheet of tracing paper and a 2H or H pencil to trace the main facial features of the person. This will give you accurate placement of the person’s face and its features. STEP TWO Flip over the tracing paper, so that the traced drawing is underneath and place it on the paper you are using to draw on. Use some masking tape to hold the image in place whilst you use a coloured pencil and go around the lines you can see that you have drawn, and rub them down onto the paper. This will create marks from the pencil you used to trace the image and create an outline of the portrait on the paper underneath. Spray the outline with…

1 min.

• Good quality drawing paper such as Chanson Drawing paper 220gsm “C” à grain. This paper is a fine tooth white paper for drawing in pencil, charcoal, chalk, ink wash and poster colour. For this drawing I have used an A3 sheet. • Tracing paper or a light box. If you are using tracing paper instead of a light box you will also need a coloured pencil. • Good quality graphite pencils that will give your drawing a smooth and finally textured finished. You will need a hard pencil, either an H or 2H, for drawing up the portraits outline and a range of softer pencils including 2B, 3B, 4B and 5B for adding tone to the portrait. . • A good quality sharpener is also needed; your pencils should always be kept…

1 min.
artist’s hints and tips

• It is best to print the photograph horizontally flipped so that when you trace the portrait and place it on the paper it is viewed the same as the original photograph. Also print out a smaller copy of the photograph so you can use it as reference when drawing the portrait. • For portraits like this in which the head is cropped to the edges of the frame, it is more aesthetically pleasing to have a white border around the portrait rather than having the drawing go all the way to the edges of the paper. To do this use masking tape and place it around the perimeter of the paper you are using. Be sure to take away some of the glue from the tape first by sticking it…

2 min.
back of bourke

Jenny Greentree resides on an ancient red ridge overlooking Gidgee Lake – quite literally out the ‘Back of Bourke’ in western New South Wales. Her home has been a source of inspiration which has helped to unlock her exciting God-given talents. Jenny uses pastels in a style that is fresh and crisp. She manipulates pure colours, line and tone to capture the extraordinary images of the Australian Outback which she experiences on a daily basis. Waking up to a spectacular sunrise, or driving down the road and being struck by the glistening light of the sun reflecting off an approaching storm, cannot fail to spark the creativity of this talented lady. She still responds in wonder at beautiful sunsets, and is still mesmerised by the sight of the moon rising over Gidgee…

4 min.
after the storm

STEP ONE I make a sketch, considering tone and compositional arrangement, remembering that sunlight will be a feature of this painting. I select most colours before I start, choosing colours with reference to photographs. I consider complementary colours and often exaggerate a little for impact. I use Colourfix pastel paper (half a sheet of Blue Haze for this picture) taped to board for stability. STEP TWO I draw in a horizon line with pastel pencil and block in cloud area colours with soft pastels. Straight strokes (often the side of the pastel) are used in distant and streaky clouds. Curvy strokes to help form cloud shapes are used for the fluffy cloud areas. This is done quickly and roughly. STEP THREE With fingers, I blend cloud areas – beginning with dark areas and the bases…