It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see
I love to read about the process of how other artists are creating their work. In particular when you just joined the art scene it can be so revealing, be it as a hobby or with the intention to become a professional artist.
Magazines are an enrichment for every artist. Here are my art magazine recommendation for both art students and artists.
Written for artists and art lovers, it provides practical painting advice and inspiration. Each issue contains information about artists together with valuable practical ideas, expert technical advice and how leading artists produce their work.
The Artist's Magazine is filled with how-to articles to hone skills in a variety of different media. It features Artists helping to understand processes and to spark ideas. Expert advice and professional advice renders to enhance and enrich your life as an artist.
Each monthly issue of the Australian Artist magazine takes you inside the studios of Australia's best artists. Processes behind their creative methods and techniques are revealed and discussed. Good for beginners are the step by step features.
Enchanted Living is a quarterly print magazine that celebrates all things enchanted, from a scattering of mushrooms in an ancient forest to a sweet, scented gown made only of roses. Every issue features exquisite photography, original fiction and poetry, travel pieces, artist profiles, recipes, home décor, otherworldly beauty tips, craft tutorials, and much more. The magazine is published four times a year.
From the same publisher of "Enchanted Living" with similar content but concentration of fairies and mermaids. Amazing photos, ideas and lot to dream about.
The Fine Art Connoisseur is an International magazine that engages enthusiasts and fine-art collectors. With its in-depth editorial it is building richly upon information that is presented by the world's most important art authorities. Each year 6 issues are published with a focus on premium global artworks, including important American, Russian and European artist.
There are very few magazines featuring fantasy and sci-fiction artists and ImagineFX is the most popular. Each issue contains an eclectic mixture of in-depth workshops from the world's best artists, plus galleries and interviews, community news and product reviews. There is no direct source of ordering and is offered for sale through different sources, so check the Internet.
Creating art can be challenging, and the Paint & Draw Magazines take you through the process of producing art from start to finish. You can explore all the varied mediums be it oil painting, watercolours, pencil sketching or pastel works. From flying tips to in-depth tutorials that will guide you from initial sketch to finished piece. This magazine can be ordered from many different source online.
Each issue of the International Artist magazine provides an inside into the studios of the world’s best artists and give you an idea of the thought processes behind their creative methods and reveal their painting techniques. Six issues per year.
This regular publication magazine is produced by a long-standing french family business founded 30 years ago. It is written in English. It is all about the art of watercolour including in-depth teaching and step-by-step demonstrations.
Leisure Painter Magazine is very popular in the UK and helps you to learn to paint. Everything from painting instruction to advice from professionals, with informative articles and reviews. It can be ordered from varied sources online.
This journal talks about new techniques and insights into artists and their working methods and professional advice. It has more than 50 full colour reproductions of the finest work per issue. Published four times a year.
The PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors, showcasing a mixed bag of plein air paintings and articles. Covering artists of today and the past and information on events.
The UK’s longest-standing and practical art magazine for aspiring amateur and professional artists, exists since 1931. Well-known artists reveal their working practices and techniques, covering all subjects and media, in every issue. Keeps you up to date with the latest art materials, tried and tested by their trusted panel of expert artists. Learn how other artists make money from their work. Available from different sources.
The Watercolor Artist, formerly Watercolor Magic, is an American bi-monthly magazine that focuses on watermedia techniques, trends, step-by-step watercolor painting demonstrations and artists.
The American Artist Drawing Magazine stopped operations in 2019 and sold all remaining publications. But there are floating around and can be bought second hand from all over the world.