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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All at Sea? • Marine artist TONY ALLAIN shares his tips for artistic success
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Why Draw? • THIS MONTH WE ARE CELEBRATING THE HUMBLE ACT OF DRAWING. OVER THE NEXT 11 PAGES, YOU WILL FIND TIPS, IDEAS AND CHALLENGES, BUT STEVE PILL BEGINS WITH AN IMPORTANT QUESTION…
ADDING STRUCTURE • GIOVANNI CIVARDI EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANCE OF USING CONSTRUCTION LINES TO HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF YOUR SUBJECT
IDENTIFYING TONE • FLORENCE SHEWARD PRESENTS A SIMPLE EXERCISE FOR IDENTIFYING TONES, USING A SCALE SYSTEM THAT CAN BE EXPANDED AS YOU PROGRESS
17 quick tips for BETTER DRAWINGS • WHILE GOOD DRAWING DOES TAKE REAL PRACTICE, THESE SIMPLE CORRECTIVES ARE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE YOUR SKETCHING SKILLS IMMEDIATELY
Frame of Mind • GETTING INTO THE RIGHT HEADSPACE IS KEY TO GREAT DRAWING, SO WE NEED TO THINK LIKE AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE ON A WET TUESDAY MORNING, SAYS LAURA SMITH
Sketchbook CHALLENGES • STRUGGLING FOR INSPIRATION? TRY A QUICK DRAWING EXERCISE TO GET YOU STARTED – AND YOU MIGHT JUST LEARN SOMETHING ALONG THE WAY TOO!
The Working Artist • As the autumn term begins, LAURA BOSWELL reflects on how to make the most of an art class
WIN A £1,000 BUNDLE OF PAINT AND TOOLS • Explore a whole new world of bold and brilliant painting with this prize courtesy of AMSTERDAM ACRYLICS
Frans Hals • Far from just being a painter of jovial portraits, this Dutch Golden Age artist inspired future generations and a new exhibition is set to boost his legacy,
Harriet de Winton • The former set designer turned artist, author and entrepreneur talks to REBECCA BRADBURY about building confidence and starting a creative business in her spare room
Alla PRIMA • Raw Umber Studios tutor LIZET DINGEMANS presents an introduction to the direct painting technique that can be used to create lively, spontaneous pictures
10 RULES FOR CAPTURING LUMINOSITY • American acrylic artist LEXI SUNDELL shares her expert tips for recreating a natural glow in your floral paintings, which could be applied to all sorts of subjects
2. Diminution • JAKE SPICER’S new six-part guide will help you create a greater sense of space in your work. Here he reveals three clever tricks for adding depth without sacrificing accuracy
1. Acrylics • MIXED MEDIA In the first of a new series about incorporating different media into your work, AINE DIVINE goes on location in a Scottish fishing village to show the benefits of acrylics
AUTUMN flowers • This dahlia’s complex beauty and seasonal colours made it the perfect subject for SANDRINE MAUGY in a painting that combines drybrush and wet-in-wet techniques
3.Planes of the Face • ALAN MCGOWAN concludes his three-part series on expressive anatomy by showing how an understanding of tone can help define form
Katrina Wallis-King • The newly-elected Pastel Society member tells STEVE PILL how bird nests, CBT training and willow charcoal have all played a part in her...