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AMERICAN

ARTIST

Drawing

FALL 2008

CONTENTS

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4 Editors Note
5 Contributors
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6 Sketchbook
12 Ink, Along and Around the Form
BY JOHN A. PARKS

From Honor Daumier and Charles Dana Gibson to


contemporary New Yorkers David Beynon Pena and
Neil McMillan, artists have found that pen-and-ink is a
medium that allows quick work, strong contrast, and
surprising subtlety.
22 Drawing Basics: The Cube
BY JON DEMARTIN

Learn to draw the cube and you have a good introduction


to basic perspective and to one of the geometric building
blocks of all objectsincluding the human figure.
28 Legs: The Foundation of Dynamic Drawings
BY DAN GHENO

Understanding how the human leg propels the body


and cushions the force of gravity can help a
draftsman sketch a leg, and being aware of certain
common mistakes in drawing the leg can help make
its depiction convincing and compelling.
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48 Understanding Anatomy: The Nose
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BY DAVID JON KASSAN

The nose's structure at first glance appears to be


simple, but it can be deceptively complex and is
completely unique to each individual. For precisely that
reason, it's useful to understand the underlying
anatomy so that you will be well prepared to capture
your subject's singular character.
52 Goya in Black and White
BY JOSEPH C. SKRAPITS

The little-known private drawing albums of Francisco


Goya contain some of the artists most inspired and
beautiful graphic works.

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68 Drawings for Writings


BY LYNNE BAHR

Mark Leithauser collaborated with his brother, the


poet Brad Leithauser, on a series of books that
expanded his imaginative powers, leading him to
consider a multitude of new subjects.
76 Growing Up Together at the Watts Atelier

COVER

H
by Mark Leithauser,
20022003, graphite.
Courtesy Hollis Taggart
Galleries, New York,
New York.
From the book Lettered
Creatures (David R.
Godine, Boston,
Massachusetts).

BY BOB BAHR

Its not big, its not short, but the program at this
Encinitas, California, art school turns out artists
primed for success in any of several visual-arts field.

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84 ADVERTORIAL: Profiles of Seven Top Art

Schools and Ateliers


92 Expressive and Structural Line
BY KENNETH J. PROCTER

Artists throughout history have shown that the


quality of a draftsmans lines communicates
everything from form to emotion.
102 Drawing Logic: Drawing for Sculpture
BY JOHN TAYE

Here's what artists should keep in mind when


making preliminary drawings before starting a
sculpture.
104 Nature Speaks
BY LYNNE BAHR

Two artists bring attention to the plight of nature in


a consumer-driven, technologically mad world.
112 Coming in...

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