Past Issues

Issue #115 June / July 2017

Issue 115

In This Issue

The magazine for artists by artists from around the world.

4 International Prize Winners
All the Prize Winners in International Artist magazine Challenge No. 99, Wildlife
18 Professional Artist: Why Are Commissions So Important?
A look at the key elements of commissioned artwork
by Graeme Smith
19 Call for Entries
Entry form for International Artist magazine's Challenge No. 101, Florals & Gardens. Or you can enter using digital printouts and online!
24 Drawing Portraits in Charcoal
Insight on drawing materials, common challenges and the use of light and shadow
by Nathan Fowkes
34 Station Points
Tips & Insights from James Gurney Do Gouache and Watercolor Play Well Together?
The Art of the Portrait
38 Chairman's Letter
40 Master Showcase
42 Never Without Inspiration
by Judith Carducci
46 Kate Sammons
An oil demonstration
48 Form and Content in Painting
Philip Miles explains how he balances form and content to create a powerful and dynamic work of art
United States
58 Andrew Hindman
Abstracted reality
62 James Neil Hollingsworth
Photographic Reference
66 Kristian Mumford
Visceral process
United States
70 The Importance of Concept
Chinese artist Xi Guo creates paintings where every element serves a purpose to the completed composition
78 Amanda Hyatt
Lessons in Watercolour, Part 4 - Loosening up
84 Sketchbooks, Journals and Diaries
John Lovett discusses the importance of note taking and sketches in art
United States
88 Susan Lynn
Direct observation
92 In the Field
Firsthand observation allows Anne Peyton to paint the details, textures and movements of birds with ease
102 Achieving Atmosphere
The pastel paintings of Alberto Piedra Fernández have strong atmosphere that is both realistic and artistic
110 Amanda McLean
Pastel Perspectives, Part 4 - What Colour Paper Should I Use?
United States
114 Linda Kukuk
Inside scratchboard art
118 Metalpoint
Creating Glamour with Metalpoint
Join the world revival of this art form by learning from this "Living Master" of the medium Gordon Hanely
134 Painting Workshop
New Zealand artist Richard Robinson critiques some student paintings from his online workshop and demonstrates key points with his own painting
138 Discovering Art: The Making of an Artist Part 71
Space Division & Hunan Sunset
by Barry John Raybould
140 Important Principles of Art:
Harley Brown's fascinating things no one else will tell you