I've always been a fan of Blanket Magazine. Even more so, now that I've managed to get my mug (at least an illustrated version of my mug) in it!
This month, they've devoted the publication to portraiture and have some fantastic articles.
My favourite piece is a games of 'Chinese whispers' where a photographer takes a photo and sends it to a writer. The writer writes a story based on the photo and sends the piece (but not the pic) to an artist. The artist creates an illustration based on the prose. It's so much fun and my friend, Bec Winnel, is one of the artists involved.
The magazine is 74 pages of art, photography and inspiration – and I reckon it's great value for just $2.
Grab your copy here.
PS. It's well worth submitting art to this gorgeous online publication - they're always on the lookout for new artists. :)