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CONTENTS
4 Editor’s Note
6 Contributors
8 Sketchbook
20 New & Notable
24 Collective Memory: Whitfield Lovell
BY JOHN A. PARKS

This innovative artist combines charcoal
drawings with playing cards, found
objects, and entire structures in order to
reflect upon the lives of ordinary men
and women of past generations.
36 Strategies for Drawing: Portraits and Figures

Two instructors share their recommendations for
how to begin and refine a portrait or figure drawing,
capture an individual likeness, and accurately
measure proportions for optimum results.

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Combine Drawings With Found Objects

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Drawings on Glass

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5 Ways to Use Drawing in Your Art

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Tips for Drawing Faces and Figures

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Using Portraits to Explore the Past

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Master Portraits of the 19th Century

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Drawing With Powdered Charcoal

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Using Light and Shadow for Realistic
Drawings

COVER IMAGE
Round L
by Whitfield Lovell, 2006–2011, charcoal on paper with attached
card, 12 x 9. Courtesy DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York.

42 The Essential Line: Master Drawings of the

Academic Tradition
BY AUSTIN R. WILLIAMS

Portraits and multifigure compositions on display
in a recent exhibition revealed the technical
achievements and imaginative power of artists
trained in the European academic tradition.
50 Drawing Fundamentals: Modeling Form
BY JON DEMARTIN

By paying careful attention to where light ends and
shadow begins, an artist can use corresponding
light and dark values to represent a form’s threedimensional appearance.
58 Reflections on Fragile Landscapes
BY KENNETH J. PROCTER

Through years of study and experimentation, my
powdered charcoal drawings have evolved to take
advantage of texture, scale, and the power of chance.
70 Drawing as Creation, Not Imitation
BY AUSTIN R. WILLIAMS

At Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, students in
the drawing program are taught not to imitate their
subject as precisely as they can but rather to treat
every drawing as an act of invention.
78 Different Drawings, Different Purposes
BY ANDREW CONKLIN

Not all drawings are created in the same way or for the
same purpose. In this article, veteran artist and teacher
Andrew Conklin describes the five types of drawings
he creates and how his methods and materials change
based on his desired results.
86 April Surgent: Forging Relationships in Reflections
BY NAOMI EKPERIGIN

This young artist creates engravings on glass that explore
connections between people and their environments.
92 Romare Bearden: An Idea, a Drawing
BY MICHAEL GORMLEY

In a sense, drawing is an artist’s act of thinking, and
as such it is not limited only to the materials and
processes most commonly associated with it. Many
exploratory artworks are forms of drawing, as the
collage studies of Romare Bearden demonstrate.
96 Coming in...

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