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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Dame Paula Rego • Ahead of a landmark retrospective of the Portuguese-British artist’s work, MARTHA ALEXANDER speaks to curator Elena Crippa to get an insight into seven decades of fairytale, fear and freedom
The Working Artist • After a particularly isolated year, our columnist LAURA BOSWELL is ready to collaborate – but establishing ground rules are important
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Claude Monet • Lockdown has made the Impressionist’s series paintings more relevant than ever, says STEVE PILL, who has enlisted leading artists to find out how they were done
Lucille Clerc • From her communal London studio, this French illustrator is exploring the interaction between urbanisation and nature – and wants to take us along for the ride, as REBECCA BRADBURY discovers
Busy COMPOSITIONS • Instead of tackling a standard wildlife portrait, HASHIM AKIB shows how a more complicated grouping of animals offers the chance for a more painterly approach
Sunsets and shadows • GRAHAME BOOTH explains why the laws of perspective can help when plotting cast shadows and how contre-jour lighting affects colour and contrasts in the landscape
4. Tone • To conclude his four-part series on the building blocks of colour mixing, Draw Brighton’s JAKE SPICER sets some tonal exercises to help you think differently
BEECH TREE in Pencil • Drawing a colourful subject in graphite shouldn’t be viewed as a challenge, says DENIS JOHN-NAYLOR, but rather a welcome opportunity to use a little artistic license
12 Ways to Wondrous WILDLIFE ART • Four leading wildlife artists – Laura Hardie, Natalie Öberg, Maria Popma and Amber Tyldesley – share a dozen expert tricks for improving your work in minutes
SYMBOLIC Still Life • Every picture tells a story – and every element within that picture adds to the development too. TERENCE CLARKE explains the thinking behind his latest masterpiece
BLENDING charcoal • LIZET DINGEMANS discusses the best tools and techniques for blending charcoal and other drawing media in order to produce a smarter finish to your artworks
1. Drawing from the inside • Understanding anatomy can help give confidence and freedom to our figure art and also suggest effective approaches for drawing, as ALAN MCGOWAN’S new three-part series explores
Anna Perlin • As our Artist of the Year 2017 prepares for her second major London solo exhibition, she shares her advice on colour, collage and making gallery-standard paintings
Matt SEWELL • The illustrator, artist, author and avid ornithologist on drawing what he loves.
Learn from the best • Learn under the watchful eye of some of the world's biggest names.