The summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine is out now, and almost the entire magazine is devoted to one of our favorite subjects: artists’ sketchbooks.
No two artists use sketchbooks in exactly the same way, and in our special Sketchbook Insider feature we flip through the sketchbooks and journals of 11 artists and discover just how true that is. Our featured artists discuss how their books figure into their practice, list the materials they prefer for sketchbook drawing, and offer all sorts of sketching advice.
Other articles are devoted to drawing and painting while on vacation, the work of Cynthia Barlow Marrs, and using line to build a foundation for shading your figure drawings. The full list of articles is below. You can order your copy, download the issue, or subscribe to Drawing today. Enjoy!
A special section exploring the impressive sketchbooks and journals of 11 artists. Featuring John Belardo, Thomas Cian, Simon Dinnerstein, Gary Faigin, Virginia Hein, James McElhinney, Elizabeth Osborne, John A. Parks, Matt Rota, Josef Rubinstein and Edwin Ushiro. By Austin R. Williams
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The Joys of Travel Sketching
How to create elegant artwork on location. By Cleveland Morris
Drawing at the Speed of Life
Cynthia Barlow Marrs finds inspiration in everyday places. By John A. Parks
Drawing Fundamentals: Lines That Speak Volumes, Part Two
Train yourself to break down the complex surface of the figure. By Jon deMartin
Material World: Sketchbooks Then and Now
By Sherry Camhy
First Marks: Speed Sketching
By Margaret Davidson
New and Notable: Alessandra Maria
By Michael Woodson
Book Review: Richard Diebenkorn, The Sketchbooks Revealed
By Austin R. WIlliams