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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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Flesh tones in watercolor. How to see and paint the many colors that add life and warmth to human skin.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1989 (v.6#8) pg. 46

The art of cast drawing, a classic exercise that teaches rendering of figure proportion and the effects of light and shadow. Describes using charcoal stick to create a sight-size drawing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1989 (v.6#8) pg. 50

Keys to expressive figure drawing. Part 1. How to reveal a subject's moods and attitudes by drawing the body's volumes and rhythm.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1989 (v.6#9) pg. 44

Keys to expressive figure drawing. Part 2. Create believable body language by putting yourself in your subject's place.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1989 (v.6#10) pg. 58

Observing and understanding how cloth hangs on the human body to help paint it convincingly.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1989 (v.6#11) pg. 52

Putting polish on the figure. How to detail the head, hands and background setting to strengthen the subject.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 54

Tips for drawing natural-looking hands and a list of learning tools for practice.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 12

How to see motion and capture it in a pastel rendering.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 71

Unique look at the state of fashion illustration today. Looks at styles, pricing, markets, etc.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 44

Seven media used in drawing the figure (charcoal, erasers, drawing pencils, conte crayon, colored pencils, pastels, and ink).
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 60

A course in life drawing. A step-by-step process for mastering the human figure. Examines gesture, structural line, light and shadow.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 67

Measured drawing. Emphasis is on how to get more accurate proportions in drawings of figures. A technique for making comparative measurements of the parts of a subject is described.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1990 (v.7#9) pg. 12

Advice on how to get the most from figure-drawing sessions. Suggestions on tools, models, lighting, selecting a pose and composing a drawing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 12

Six techniques for giving a figure convincing mass.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 66

Integrating figures into their settings in a painting. Suggestions on design and lighting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1991 (v.8#10) pg. 61

Putting humor in the pages. How to capture the details of character with insight, ink and watercolor when illustrating a children's book.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 70

Figure drawing. Side and posterior views of surface muscles and tips that give a better understanding of anatomy.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 54

Child's play. Tricks to drawing the unique look and movements of children.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 84

Give portraits a hand. The basics on rendering expressive, natural-looking hands.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1992 (v.9#11) pg. 48

Figure drawing fundamentals. Insights on seeing and drawing what counts.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 32

Lifelike eyes. Part 1. Drawing basics.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 7A

Lifelike eyes. Part 2. Adding color.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 5A

A short course in figure drawing. Learning to visualize the human body as a group of simple geometric shapes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 12

Drawing better feet.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 7

How to draw young children that don't look like "small adults." A look at the proportions of children versus those of adults.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1994 (v.11#10) pg. 10

Drawing the eye. Master the subtleties of eyes to reflect the character of human subjects.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 14

Five guidelines for drawing realistic hands.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1995 (v.12#11) pg. 18

Tailoring the figure. Part 1. How to draw clothing on a male figure that defines the form and is appropriate to time period, place and social status.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 21

Tailoring the figure. Part 2. Drawing clothes for female figures.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 14

Creative pathways to the figure. Explore four different approaches to capturing the form and spirit of the human figure.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 34

A guide to alternatives to human models to use for practice drawing three-dimensional subjects.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1996 (v.13#5) pg. 14

The basics to a well-executed face or body drawing. How to capture perspective, proportion and volume.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1996 (v.13#10) pg. 16

Painting figures with impact. How to combine simplified forms and economical brushwork to create a watercolor painting with figures that tell a story.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 70

Making figures measure up. A simple approach for eyeballing correct proportion and alignment.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 12

Draw figures like Peter Paul Rubens. How to create the perfect contour using few lines, variable line width and darkness, and by applying shading selectively.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 20

Real-life figure painting. How to combine inspiration, visual editing and precise drawing and painting to create compelling figures with liquid acrylic ink.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 58

Drawing figures the traditional way. How to apply Russian academic figure-drawing techniques.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 56

Take the fear out of ears. A simple approach for drawing human ears.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 29

Dress up your figures. An exercise for drawing clothing so it retains the dynamics of the human form beneath it.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1998 (v.15#12) pg. 14

Fifteen tips for better drawing. Six deal with the human figure, the rest are general.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 16

Catching the life behind the figures. Techniques for sketching and refining an image.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 52

Don't spare the color. An approach to creating rich, painterly pastel figures and portraits.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 59

How to energize figure paintings and portraits through the use of shape and color.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 24

Give life to your landscapes. How to incorporate figures that bring movement, emotion and depth.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 53

Building figures with abstract shapes. Techniques for mixed-media abstracts.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 66

Figure drawing. An easy-to-use approach to drawing more lifelike figures.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1999 (v.16#10) pg. 45

Sheepherder portrait on ceramic plate using the majolica painting technique.
CERAMICS Jul 1990 (v.25#9) pg. 12, 55

Expert advice on creating expression when painting eyes.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1994 (v.21#4) pg. 8

Picture of a small girl playing in the snow is painted in acrylics on a wooden sled.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1998 (v.25#1) pg. 68, Insert

Portrait in Spring. Picture of an old-fashioned girl, Sunflower Anna, in a straw hat adorned with sunflowers to paint on a purchased treasure chest with curved top.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1999 (v.26#1) pg. 48, Insert

Partridge in a pear tree. A circular picture of a little girl tying a bow in a pear tree. Painted in acrylic gouache, it is designed to be painted on the wooden lid of a tin cheese mold.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Dec 1999 (v.26#6) pg. 53, Insert

Tips on painting black and oriental children in acrylics.
TOLE WORLD #105 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 67

Tips on drawing and painting the heads of older people.
TOLE WORLD #107 Nov-Dec 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 70

Brush stroke workbook. Painting a toddler's hands.
TOLE WORLD #112 Sep-Oct 1991 (v.15#5) pg. 67

Perfectly Purple motif of a little girl seated in a field of flowers is designed to be painted on child-size overalls. Back pockets are outlined with flowers and grass motifs. Beginner to intermediate painting skills.
TOLE WORLD #117 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 53

Little Match Girl picture to paint in acrylics. Intermediate to advanced skill level.
TOLE WORLD #119 Nov-Dec 1992 (v.16#6) pg. 18

Brushstroke workshop. Painting the expressive face.
TOLE WORLD #122 May-Jun 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 6

Quickly go the Days motif to paint on a wall-mounted rack with three pegs. Emphasis is on painting five children playing ring-around-the-rosy.
TOLE WORLD #122 May-Jun 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 50, Insert

Brushstroke workshop. How to paint Uncle Sam (head, face, and hat).
TOLE WORLD #123 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 6