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Issue #96 April / May 2014

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Issue 96

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. 80, Favorite Subjects
19 Call for Entries
Entry form for International Artist magazine's Challenge No. 82, People & Figures. Or you can enter using digital printouts and online!
24 A Day in the Life of an Artist: Charles Yoder
A series where we take a look into the lives of some of the world's most noted artists
by Wende Caporale
28 Chairman's Letter
30 Face-to-Face
With the 2014 The Art of the Portrait Faculty
by Christine Egnoski
38 Station Points
Tips & Insights from James Gurney using Monochrome for Steampunk Illustrations
42 The Low-chroma Portrait, Part 1: Daniel Maidman
by Daniel Maidman, with Noah Becker
48 The Selective Start
Master painter Richard Schmid takes us stage by stage through his 'Selective Start' method of painting
by Joshua Rose & Richard Schmid
United States
56 Education Leads to Discovery
With roots in academic art training, Timur Akhriev's experiences as a student have yielded individual artistic growth and style
66 Making a Painting Work
As Christopher Pierce progresses through a painting he realizes new ideas and allows the piece to take its own course
74 Atmospheric Effects in a Complex Composition
Kristy Gordon shares how juxtaposing elements creates a dynamic and complex painting
82 Canada
A Series of Design Tactics
Using a well-honed method of design, Barry McCarthy easily creates his large-scale oil paintings
New Zealand
90 Painting Workshop
New Zealand artist Richard Robinson critiques some student paintings from his online workshop and demonstrates key points with his own painting
94 Creating Intense Lighting
Artist Escha van den Bogerd has found that the most important aspect of her work is how the model is lit
United States
102 Complementary Palettes
Joyce Washor demonstrates how to create color harmony through the use of a particular palette of colors
108 Thumbnail Sketches
John Lovett shares how sketches help in the creation of large-scale watercolour paintings
112 Charcoal
Three Basic Rules of Drawings
Robert Stollar shares his rules to learning how to draw a realistic figure with more precision
United Kingdom
120 Exploring Colours
Throughout his career Trevor Osborne has played with colours, leading to a multi-medium approach that yields intense and vibrant hues
126 A Streamlined Approach
Virtual Art Academy recently revamped its program with a sequential series of workshops for the self-study artist
127 Reaching New Contacts
Seek out the right connections for your artwork and market to them more effectively
by Graeme Smith
138 Discovering Art: The Making of an Artist Part 52
Shape Variety and Maya
by Barry John Raybould
140 Important Principles of Art
Harley Brown's fascinating things no one else will tell you