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Artworks by Alex Brown, Drawing Academy student

Artworks by Alex Brown, Drawing Academy student

Hello,

My name is Alex Brown and I would like to share here my artworks before and after the Drawing Academy course.

My artworks before Drawing Academy:

Artworks by Alex Brown, Drawing Academy student

Artworks by Alex Brown, Drawing Academy student

Artworks by Alex Brown, Drawing Academy student

My drawings after the Drawing Academy course:

This is my very first sketch in silver-point:

Artworks by Alex Brown, Drawing Academy student

My life drawing exercises:

Artworks by Alex Brown, Drawing Academy student

Artworks by Alex Brown, Drawing Academy student

Portrait drawings from imagination:

I did these portraits after reading the book by Vladimir London How to Draw a Portrait: The step-by-step guide on how to draw portraits in the three-quarters view

It is the must-have book for anyone who is interested in drawing portraits.

Artworks by Alex Brown, Drawing Academy student

Artworks by Alex Brown, Drawing Academy student

I’m very happy with my progress after the Drawing Academy course.

Thank you, Vladimir and Natalie!

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Susan says:

    Hi Alex, thank you for sharing your artworks. I am very impressed with your silverpoint piece, can you tell what ground did you use? I’m trying to draw in silver, but my lines are so faint

    • Alex Brown says:

      Susan, thanks for asking, it’s actually sandstone paper without any ground. It is made of mineral and works like sandpaper, so silver-point leaves bold marks with ease. I bought it in a local art store, but you may find some suppliers online : )

  2. John M. says:

    I like these watercolors! For me it is so hard to control flowing paints. I paint in acrylic – it dries fast, but I cannot make it look airy and ‘fresh’

    • Alex Brown says:

      Thank you, I like them as well : ) I’m using “Pitt Oil Base” by Faber Castell and “Luminance 6901” by Caran d’Ache pencils. They are quite waxy and difficult to erase, but do not smudge easily as sanguine does

  3. Vladimir London says:

    Alex,

    Thank you for your kind words about my book and the drawing course; your feedback means a lot to us. I am very impressed with your artworks, great job!

    I especially like how thorough your figure and portrait drawings are – you applied your knowledge of proportions and anatomy well.

    There are few details you may double check, making sure that both eyes have the same size, relative head-to-shoulders proportion in the first portrait, symmetry of the upper lip in the second portrait, slight misplacement of the model’s right sternocleidomastoid muscle in the first portrait, and the elbow anatomy of the model’s left arm in the second life-drawing.

    All these points are very minor and do not spoil the overall look of your artworks. I’m sure many viewers would not even notice them.

    Also, as a fine artist, you have a “license” to bend the anatomy and proportions rules if you do it on purpose to achieve your creative task.

    Once again, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful artworks! It’s a pleasure to have such students as you.

    I wish you all creative success you deserve,

    Vladimir London
    Drawing Academy tutor

    • Alex Brown says:

      Vladimir, the pleasure is mine! It is an honour to be your student. I can’t thank you enough for all support you gave me, for all emails you answered, for all artwork critiques you did. I feel that I’m making a great progress, which would not be possible without your help. Thank you so much!

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