What blogs are geared to beginning drawing/dry media artists?
October 3, 2010 10:33 AM   Subscribe

What blogs are geared to beginning drawing/dry media artists? Specifically, I enjoy artists dissecting their sketches for gesture, construction, perspective, lighting, etc. There are a million boring tutorial sites, but who is giving out nuggets of drawing wisdom in a more abbreviated, blog format?

I've found Rad how to and the Art Center and those are really fantastic. But I want more!
posted by cowbellemoo to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: As a non-artist who can still appreciate a good instructional breakdown, I wholeheartedly recommend John K's blog and cartoon school.
posted by carsonb at 10:41 AM on October 3, 2010

Good question!

Gurney Journey is my favorite so far.
posted by yaymukund at 11:07 AM on October 3, 2010

Err, sorry I didn't see you said dry media specifically and James Gurney does mostly painting. Still a great question.
posted by yaymukund at 11:09 AM on October 3, 2010

2nding John K.
posted by bonobothegreat at 11:32 AM on October 3, 2010

Best answer: Nathan Fowkes
posted by naplesyellow at 2:42 PM on October 3, 2010

Best answer: This isn't limited to dry media, but the artist behind Dresden Codak, Aaron Diaz, has a blog where, among other things, he posts some really interesting reflections on various drawing techniques and skills. I actually find his blog a lot more interesting than his actual comic work -- he's very articulate and his posts are full of examples that well illustrate his point. For instance, this post about expressions with hands is very well thought out.
posted by runaway ballista at 5:29 PM on October 3, 2010

Response by poster: Wow, runaway ballista, Aaron Diaz's work is amazing (to me, anyway). And his art blog is precisely what I'm looking for. Thanks!
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:34 PM on October 3, 2010

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