Editor’s Note – September 2018

We are starting off this issue, like many of you begin your work – with sketching! Mindy Lighthipe teaches us how to do some gesture drawings of birds. Not only is this a great warm-up, but you will learn a lot about our feathered friends. Have you wanted to...

Editor’s Note – August 2018

  If you are a USA print subscriber, the first thing you will notice will be your sample of the brand new Derwent Lightfast colored pencil. If you didn’t get one, there might be a limited amount still available on our website. Also, anyone in the world will have a...

Editor’s Note – July 2018

  This issue starts us off with a creative article by the newest member of our team, who happens to also be my daughter, Autumn Ford. She worked on the magazine in the early years, then took a position at Jerry’s Artarama and now she is back with us full-time! For...

Editor’s Note – June 2018

With summer now here we felt that it would be the perfect time to feature wildlife artist and photographer, Heather A. Mitchell. Viewing her waterfowl will make you want to spend time in the great outdoors to relax, create art, or photograph your next subject....

Editor’s Note – May 2018

We are so grateful to have such generous sponsors, and this month we would like to give a special thanks to Blick Art Materials for providing every U.S. print subscriber a Blick Studio colored pencil – get all the details in The Art Gear Guide’s review. Limited...

Editor’s Note – April 2018

We couldn’t think of a better way to welcome Spring than with the large-scale floral art created by our featured artist Zoe Linn Jarvis. You will feel like you are walking through a garden while reading her fascinating story. But first, Lauren Saxton shares her...