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Artists & Illustrators February 2018

Artists & Illustrators is the UK’s best-selling magazine for artists and art lovers, providing advice and inspiration every month. Published for almost 25 years, each issue of Artists & Illustrators contains a colourful palette of profiles and features, together with valuable practical ideas, expert technical advice and useful product tests. Whether you favour oils or watercolours, portraits or landscapes, abstract art or botanical illustration, Artists & Illustrators brings a refreshing blend of creativity and advice every four weeks throughout the year.

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1 min.
let your true colours show

You might have noticed a preoccupation with monochrome as the effect of the National Gallery’s intriguing show of the same name ripples across the art world. But here at Artists & Illustrators, we like to go our own way so, instead, we’ve taken a deep dive into the wonderful world of colour. Across 18 packed pages of this issue, we bring you ideas, information and inspiration, which we hope will have you squeezing paint onto your palettes with renewed confidence and ambition. Among the pages, don’t miss Al Gury’s fascinating look at the palette choices of great artists (page 46) and our amazing contributors’ inside track on the colours they can’t work without (page 52). An injection of vibrance is surely welcome in chilly February and for more cosy cheer turn…

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DRAWN IN COLOUR re: In Praise of Coloured Pencils, Letters, Issue 385 I enjoyed reading the about the merit of coloured pencils by Deb Stanley. I heartily agree. It’s high time we coloured-pencil artists were given the same recognition as other illustrators. I have been a children’s illustrator and caricaturist for many years, and have often been told I would be more successful if I gave up my style of using layer-upon-layer of coloured pencil in favour of computer-style illustrations, or “real” painting using oils or acrylics. The same amount of skill goes into creating depth of colour-mixing on the page rather than on a palette as there would using acrylic paint. I started using coloured pencils when my children were young as I had to work on the kitchen table! It was…

1 min.
social scene

Vote now for the Readers’ Choice Award: Take a browse through our stunning 50 shortlisted artworks and have your say by voting for your favourite today! John Magill Some really fantastic work there! Judith Tordoir Wow there are some amazing artworks here!! Alan Taylor I’m in there! Just scroll down to ‘T’ for ‘Alan Taylor’ and vote. Thank you In the November issue, artist Terence Clarke tries out some new oil colours from @winsorandnewton to create lively light effects. mareevva Yes! artcylucystudio Oh I adore his paintings! I’m always so thrilled to see them. uk.watercolour Now that’s what we call art. Let us know what you think of Artists & Illustrators magazine and share your painting projects with us at the contacts below... @AandImagazine ArtistsAndIllustrators AandImagazine AandImagazine…

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9 artistic things to do in february

1 VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE IN OUR READERS’ CHOICE AWARD Our 10th annual Artists of the Year exhibition will be on show at London’s Mall Galleries from 19 to 24 February 2018. We hope you’ll head along to see the stunning final 50 artworks but, before that, remember to have your say in our Readers’ Choice award by voting for your favourite artwork in our online poll. www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/vote-now 2 DRAW Derwent Art Prize Now is the time for artists working in any pencil or coloured pencil media – including water-soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal – to get busy as this internationally renowned competition is open for entries. Submit works before 8 May 2018 for the chance to win £6,000. www.derwent-artprize.com 3 ENTER Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition With national treasure Grayson Perry heading up the selection…

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LONDON All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life 28 February to 27 August 2018 Painters in Britain who represented human figures and their relationships. Tate Britain. www.tate.org.uk RECOMMENDED Artists & Illustrators Artists of the Year 2018 19 to 24 February 2018 Visit the exhibition to see the 50 stunning artworks which made the final of our annual competition. Mall Galleries.www.mallgalleries.org.uk LAST CHANCE Cézanne Portraits Until 11 February 2018 Explore the great painter’s work through more than 50 likenesses. National Portrait Gallery.www.npg.org.uk David Milne: Modern Painting 14 February to 7 May 2018 See more than 90 works in oil and watercolour by the Canadian war artist. Dulwich Picture Gallery.www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk Monochrome: Painting in Black and White Until 18 February 2018 This collection of paintings by old masters and contemporary artists interrogate monochromatic art. National Gallery.www.nationalgallery.org.uk Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic Until 8 April…

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fresh paint

Alex Russell Flint After watching Wong Kar-wai’s film In the Mood for Love the artist invited a friend around to pose with a telephone, which oozes the same romantic melancholy. “I often go to flea markets to find objects that appeal and I might base a painting around. The old telephone is one such object,” he says. With Unspoken, he was trying to “capture in one image the ingredients for a complete story.” Narrative painting comes naturally to Alex, who likes to create “conversation pieces” that “leave the viewer wondering.” As the great-grandson of watercolourist Sir William Russell Flint RA, he grew up surrounded by pictures, and has drawn and painted for as long as he can remember. “I was lucky to have been encouraged by my parents and teachers from a…