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Winter Scene with Two Men, Eugène Ciceri
In the Metropolitan Museum of Art Use the zoom or download icons under the image.
Ciceri's wonderful evocation of winter is at once both drawing and painting; naturalistic and stylized; controlled and free; monochromatic and yet rich with "color" in a way similar to Chinese ink paintings.
Ray Morimura (Japanese, b. 1948)
Chris Turnham is an illustrator who works in film and television as well as publishing.
His crisp, lively images of architecture, streets, people and plants always seem loose and free, despite their exacting draftsmanship and use of hard edges. Largely, I think, this is due to Turnham's deft use of close color and value relationships, with which he somehow coaxes softness out of hardness.
I particularly enjoy his stylized but naturalistic depiction of plant forms, and I was delighted when reproductions of some of his work for the movie Coraline was included in the "Coraline Mystery Box" I received as part of LAIKA's promotion for the movie back in 2008. (See my post on my Coraline Mystery Box and Coraline Mystery Box Images.)
Chris Turnham's work, specifically his silkscreen prints, will be on display in an exhibition titled "California Modernists" at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA, from February 21 to March 1, 2015.
For more, see my previous posts on Chris Turnham (below).
If you're dreaming of summer fields full of flowers and trees covered in foliage, there's no reason not to take matters into your own hands. Why not learn how to paint a landscape full of sun and shadow?
With Mark Mehaffey's Paint Acrylic Landscapes: Understanding Sun and Shadow, you can learn easy landscape painting techniques in acrylic that you can use to create beautiful landscapes and transport yourself for a few hours to warmer, sunnier times. You'll learn the importance of creating sun and shadow patterns, and great compositional techniques to create a sense of depth in your work, along with the brushstrokes, color mixing and paint applications that will build up a vibrant sense of color and value.
Preview Paint Acrylic Landscapes: Understanding Sun and Shadow below to learn painting tips for blending color, along with brushstrokes you can use to paint the light.
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The winter 2015 issue of Drawing introduces us to the work of four colored pencil artists who use colored pencil to create tightly rendered drawings of very different varieties.
Cecile Baird–whose drawing of compact fluorescent light bulbs graces the issue's cover–creates dramatically lit still lifes. Anna Hammer draws the figure–usually the same figure, her daughter. Erwin P. Lewandowski draws streams, pools, lakes, waterfalls and other scenery inspired by his native Michigan. Art Venti imagines hallucinatory, semi-abstract landscapes built from abstracted geographic forms.
In the article, all four artists discuss what attracts them to their subjects and explain their process for creating realistic drawings in colored pencil. They also offer advice on such topics as how to draw water and how to light your subject. Here, we offer a gallery of terrific images by these artists that didn't make it into the pages of the magazine. To learn more, visit the artists' websites, and get your copy of the winter issue of Drawing. Enjoy!
Joaquim Mir i Trinxet (Catalan, 1873-1940), Decorative mural fragment, 1904. Casa Trinxet, Barcelona.