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Rachel Ward Misty Recuperating, pencil, 6x6in (15x15cm)


In the September issue of The ArtistHaidee-Jo Summers brought Drawing August to our attention, having come across the hashtag #DrawingAugust on Twitter. This novel idea set artists the challenge of making a drawing each day throughout the month of August. Many of you took up the challenge and we are delighted that Haidee-Jo and our editor, Sally Bulgin selected Rachel Ward’s drawing of her dog, Misty (above) as their favourite. Rachel explained that just a few days into the month, Misty broke her elbow while charging through the woods near her house and needed an operation to put her back together again. ‘I stopped drawing for a day or two, but started again when she was back home. Drawing is like keeping a diary, so it was natural for me to sketch her, as a way to welcome her back and to work through my worry about what had happened.

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Welcome to our November issue. This month Hermen Pekel shares his strategies for creating depth and Lucy Willis explains how to achieve perspective, both working in watercolour, while Aine Divine demonstrates how she painted a watercolour portrait of our editor. James Hobbs urges you to share your sketchbook on social media this month using the #inktober tag and Robert E Wells explains how he uses his sketchbooks as a creative tool. Kathy Barker begins a new series on portraiture with a look at eyes, Paul Brown reveals how you can learn from your mistakes, Paul Riley demonstrates how to paint mountains in acrylic and Becky Thorley-Fox sketches and paints wildlife from life, in oil. And of course our regular contributors Geoff Hunt, Jenny Aitken, Paul Talbot-Greaves, Charles Williams and Soraya French share their knowledge of painting. There’s plenty to inspire you in your November copy of The Artist!