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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Fresh Paint • Inspiring new artworks, straight off the easel
ONCE UPON A TIME • BBC presenter and painter LACHLAN GOUDIE tells STEVE PILL why he is retelling the story of Scottish art and how his daughter’s princess obsession inspired his new work
GOUDIE’S GREATS LACHLAN ON FOUR SCOTTISH FAVOURITES
The Working Artist • Feel like you’ve lost your artistic mojo? Fear not! Our columnist LAURA BOSWELL has some gentle tips for kickstarting your creativity
Painting THE SEASONS • Ahead of a new exhibition, curator STEVE MARSHALL looks in depth at the different ways in which painters and printmakers craft artistic responses to the unfolding year
THE FARMER’S YEAR • The Seasons co-curator Gill Clarke praises Clare Leighton’s landmark illustration series
Miriam Escofet • The BP Portrait Award winner had just two sittings to paint The Queen, so how did she do it? MARTHA ALEXANDER hears her studio secrets
DRAW TO Paint • TERENCE CLARKE revisits a summery Mediterranean drawing from last year, showing you how to develop a painting at home without any reference photographs
1. THREE-QUARTER VIEW • AINE DIVINE’S new set of workshops will look in turn at the head from different angles, with an in-depth demonstration and a challenge for you to follow
DEMONSTRATION THREE-QUARTER VIEW
EXERCISE QUICK PORTRAIT STUDY
Artist PAPERS • Confused by terms like “cotton rag”, “cold pressed” and “cylinder mould made”? Picking perfect paper can be perplexing, but luckily our experts have got all the answers
PAPER CHOICES BY MEDIA A GENERAL GUIDE TO GET YOU STARTED
Toffee APPLES • KENDRA FERREIRA prepares for Hallowe’en with this month’s drawing project, as she shows how solvents can be used to create a painterly finish with coloured pencils
NICK BOTTING • The popular British landscape artist shares his expert tips for mixing colours, composing with figures, and bringing a real sense of depth to a scene
5. THE WORLD IN A LEAF • In this six-part series, JAKE SPICER looks at how different artists tackle everyday objects. This month he takes a scientific look at leaves inspired by John Ruskin
DEMO OAK LEAVES IN WATERCOLOUR
WHITE FLOWERS watercolour IN watercolour • PETULA STONE shows how the luminous quality of magnolias can be captured with the help of masking fluid and dark backgrounds
4 FIGURE PAINTING • The “Zorn palette” involves using just four pigments to learn about colour mixing. ANN WITHERIDGE concludes her series with a complete figure painting demonstration
PAINTING A FULL FIGURE
WHAT IS THE “ZORN PALETTE”?
Charlie MACKESY • Creator of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse on his heart-warming characters, and drawing for the NHS.