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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Chris Gambrell • The Bristol illustrator has brought a fresh perspective to fashion illustration thanks to his sculpture-indebted techniques and his love of wax crayons, as STEVE PILL discovers
The Working Artist • Accustomed to altering reality in her sketches, could our columnist LAURA BOSWELL still make a satisfying print with only a photo for reference?
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James McNeill Whistler • By treating his portraits as “arrangements” and his landscapes as fields of colour, the American artist was ahead of his time, as STEVE PILL explains
Michele Poirier-Mozzone • The American artist behind a series of mesmerising underwater paintings talks to REBECCA BRADBURY about the joy of finding the perfect subject and the perils of pool photography
Bold PORTRAITS • Inspired by “reckless” Expressionist painters, TERENCE CLARKE shows how working quickly and pushing false colours can add impact to a portrait
1. The Basics • JAKE SPICER’S new six-part series will show you how to represent a sense of space in your work. He begins with an exercise to help you identify when to use the five basic principles
2. Making Marks • ALAN MCGOWAN continues his series on expressive anatomy with a focus on the hand and how directional marks can improve your drawings
How to Paint Positively • If you’re struggling for confidence as your painting develops, HASHIM AKIB has some simple strategies to try – and an exercise at the end to put it into practice
Painting with masking fluid • SIÂN DUDLEY shows why we should stop treating masking fluid as a purely protective measure and start seeing it as a medium that offers the freedom to be more expressive
Martin Greenland • The former John Moores Painting Prize winner tells STEVE PILL how he creates his imagined landscapes with the help of a limited palette and a close look at Velázquez
13 TOP TIPS FOR Painting Reflections • Whether you’re trying to depict shiny objects or watery mirror images, we’ve got a host of expert tips and lessons from the masters to help you out
PLACING Figures • BRUCE YARDLEY reveals how the French Impressionist painters incorporated portraits and figures into their interior scenes and plein air landscapes
Lily LEWIS • The portrait artist takes on tarot cards and Hollywood glamour in her latest projects.