Summer Newsletter Featuring Artist Justin Maas

By Justin Maas

The Summer Edition of our Artist Newsletter is here! Our featured artist Justin Maas is known for his stunning portraits. Justin uses grayscale on Toned paper to employ value, show form and make drawings with incredible depth.

In this issue, Justin reveals his methods for creating full-body portraits. Using the power of body language, a full body portrait can infer more than just the face. Follow along as he demonstrates his step-by-step process.


NEW! Strathmore 400 Series Black Mixed Media Paper
You already know our white Mixed Media paper. Now we're excited to introduce a new Black Mixed Media paper that is perfectly suited for opaque media. Learn more in the Artist Newsletter.

Free Online Workshop: Urban Sketching Essentials
Artist Alphonso Dunn has over 530,000 subscribers on his YouTube art channel. Now Alphonso has created a series of 4 video lessons just for us on Urban Sketching. Follow along for free today. Learn more in the Artist Newsletter.

Lyra Rembrandt Art Design Pencils
The new standard for monochrome drawing. Lyra Rembrandt Art Design pencils contain premium graphite and natural binders for fast, smooth and defined strokes. Available in 17 gradations, these pencils will enhance your drawings for exceptional depth and detailed work. Learn more in the Artist Newsletter.

Questions from our Website:
What is the difference between feather and bleed?

Feather and bleed are two different things. Feather refers to ink spreading from where it was laid down. Bleed refers to marker or ink seeping through paper. Read the Artist Newsletter to learn more and understand preventative measures you can take to keep either from ruining your art.

Go back