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TODAY'S FEATURED POST

Mental Illness and Artists


Lauren Panepinto

There is a myth that pervades the art world that I think is very harmful and would like to address here: The Myth of the Suffering Artist. Not quite the same as The Myth of the Starving Artist, which I'll tackle in a future post. The patron saint of the Suffering Artist is Vincent Van Gogh, and this myth centers around the connection between mental illness and artistic talent/creativity. Since May is Mental Health Awareness…

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A Plague of Dragons, and Enjoying Drawing Again


Justin Gerard

May 21, 2019 - Today I've got a new drawing from my series A Plague of Dragons to share with you and I want to talk a little bit about getting lost and found again in art. The above image was drawn on Strathmore Smooth bristol with 2H and HB pencils. The image below shows the various iterations the drawing went through before arriving at its final form. Rough Sketch with Concept Work-ups Have you ever stepped away from drawing for awhile (perhaps for a long stretch of painting, or a vacation, or just life) and when you come back you find that you have somehow forgotten how to draw? What tools do I even use anymore? What order do I use them in and on what paper? I think this affects us all from time to time. I had…

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