Welcome to the Inspirational Drawings & Interviews directory of The Drawing Source!
A place where you will hopefully experience that exhilarating rush that occurs when you find artists and artworks that resonate with you.
Use this directory to learn from the various ways that artists have solved drawing problems, and to visually brainstorm new ideas for your own drawings.
The following pages will share lessons to be learned from incredible artists, provide information about a particular artist's life or artwork, invite you to marvel at phenomenal works of art, suggest strategies to generate your own unique drawing ideas, and the like!
Join The Drawing Source Community for a new interview series! Read about and view the work of esteemed contemporary artists, both emerging and established, who explore aspects of the figure or portrait, and utilize drawing not only as a technical practice, but as a unique and personal mode of expression.
These wonderful artists give us insight into their creative process, influences, and themes they are exploring, before delving into the question that initially inspired this interview series: "What is drawing to you?"
Spaces where objects once were, crevasses between floor boards, and the ways in which residue collects in a room are but a few of the focal points in Samantha Haring's paintings of studio interiors. I am delighted to present this interview with Samantha, in which she discusses the illusion of emptiness, dust, and drawing as a daily practice of mindfulness.
How the body is experienced and perceived, how life affects the body as we age, and the boundaries of gender specificity are a few of the challenging themes that Aleah Chapin has explored in her work. In this interview, Aleah discusses telling a story through the body, the landscape as a character, and the importance of trusting the painting process.
In this interview, Steven Daluz discusses his explorations of ethereal light, mystery, and the sublime.
Steven works both figuratively and abstractly, and has developed a unique technique employing gold-leaf, which causes a glow to appear to come from within his paintings.
While it is said that everything we draw or paint is a self-portrait, it can be particularly fascinating to view how artists depict themselves in their artwork, and how self-portraiture has changed over time.
From 1484 to the present day, here are 100 self portraits drawn by Old Masters as well as contemporary artists.
A drawing practice (or any artistic practice, for that matter) cannot be sustained if one only chooses to work “when inspiration strikes” with an idea.
In this article I present 5 exercises to use to generate unlimited drawing ideas that are unique to you.
Having your drawings published, particularly in noteworthy publications, is an excellent way to expose your artwork to new audiences, make connections with new organizations, add to your CV, and even win some prize money!
Here are five excellent drawing books and magazines to submit your drawings to.
The drawings of Alphonse Mucha
are, strangely, some of his least known works of art. From his
intricate, decorative object drawings to the dramatic, surreal Le
Pater series, these drawings are bound to make an impression on you. Mucha was an impeccable draughtsman, and a creative and visionary designer. A phenomenal artist to be influenced by!
One of the most remarkable minds of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci was an inventor, architect, anatomist, engineer, and, of course, an artist.
In this article I analyze five characteristics that make da Vinci's drawings uniquely his, and what we can learn from them to benefit our own drawings.