Albrecht Dürer: Tuft of Cowslips or Primula (1526)

Who Is Albrecht Durer? Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) was a German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Dürer established his reputation across Europe for high-quality woodcut prints while still in his twenties. Durer communicated with the major Italian artists of his time, including Raphael, Giovanni Bellini and Leonardo da…

Lilian Westcott Hale: American Impressionist

Who is Lilian Westcott Hale? Lilian Westcott Hale, daughter of a businessman and piano teacher, is remembered as one of America’s most successful Impressionist painters of the Boston School. She was born in 1881 in Hartford, Connecticut, and began her art education in 1900 at the School of Fine Arts in Boston. An important member…

Brandon Knoll: Macaw

Post by Chaotic Shapes Here is the Finished drawing. It took longer than it was supposed to because of my vacation. It could have taken me about a week and a half instead it took about 3 weeks. The drawing Is done and that’s the only thing that matters. The length of time it takes…

How to Draw Birds: Draw Realistic Animals

Originally posted on Max Mallie's Blog:
Nuthatch I by David Kitler Wherever you live, you likely don?t live alone. Not when you consider the birds in your backyard or the pigeons on the sidewalk or seagulls cawing at you if you live along the coast. Birds are a constant companion for many of us…

Maria Sibylla Merian: Illustrated Understanding by Devi Norton

Recently, there is conversation in our office about the importance of hand drawing, more specifically, the ability to understand the environment around us through its practice. I have always been fascinated by scientific illustrations as they seem to portray the quest for understanding told through rendering. One illustrator and naturalist that uniquely displays this is […]….