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Drawing by Karen Kondek

Drawing by Karen Kondek

Back to basics

I am a retired educator whose greatest wish when I retired was to learn to use watercolors.

I had never taken an art class in my life despite always sketching when I had time.

When I became aware of the challenges of using watercolors, I needed to really focus on my drawing skills. I read what I can find, and I try various exercises but I know that learn best when I have a planned course and clear understanding of the outcomes.

I am hoping that Drawing Academy will provide me with that foundation.

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Artwork by Raymond R. Hooper

Artwork by Raymond R. Hooper

The simple dignity of the past

I am a 75 year old retired man. I have dabbled in art all of my life but was not able to dedicate much time to it. Now that I am retired and less able to do the landscaping and home improvement work I used to enjoy, I have more time for art.

It is now one of the few things I can accomplish to gain personal satisfaction. I would, of course, like to get better in my art and even imagine I might someday sell some of my work and recoup some of the expenses I spent to create it.

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Artwork by Esther Pisano

Lonely Girl

Hi, my name is Esther and I am an art enthusiast.

I have always wanted to learn the technique behind drawing accurately and I feel Drawing Academy is the place that can help me learn that!

I have tried on my own in the past years to teach myself through different videos and articles I find online but it has left me with many holes in my fundamentals.

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Painting by Charles Ferrara

Painting by Charles Ferrara

They were once young

I am a retired NYPD Lieutenant and former captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces. For the past thirty years I have been a United Methodist pastor. Due to my background that can be stressful at times, I find that art keeps me centered and provides calm in my life.

If I have any challenges in my art, and there are many, I would say the fundamentals of drawing would be one. The other would be getting a good handle on color and color mixing.

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Artwork by Salh Abes

Artwork by Salh Abes

Art is a beautiful skill that I wish I could acquire!

Hi everyone, I’m Salh and I’m a 23 guy from Algeria. I’ve been introduced to art a few years back by a friend and I have fallen in love with it ever since, the way it allows me to see more colors where ever I look and the way simple things are all of a sudden much more complicated and interesting, the sky is no longer a solid blue and a rock is no longer a block of randomness, I absolutely love being able to see more of the world.

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Drawing by Robert Lenssen

Drawing by Robert Lenssen

I am Robert Lenssen, 49 years old/young, I live in Putten in the Netherlands.

I love to draw, but I don’t have any art education, so I think this is my chance to win the Drawing Academy course and learn professional drawing techniques.

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Drawing by Estefania Alejandra Vega

Art is the finest human expression

I’ve been trying to win this course for a while now! Oops.

I’ve have been paying close attention to the Drawing Academy for over a year now. I’ve been struggling with fighting the worst enemy: myself.

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Drawing by Pauline O’Brien

Drawing by Pauline O’Brien

AM I FINALLY ON THE RIGHT TRACK?

Yes! I think I am. Now that I’ve found the Old Masters Academy and the Drawing Academy, I definitely will be able to improve my art. With such precise and concise drawing and painting lessons I believe I will be able to understand the traditional methods and techniques and implement them in my own artwork.

I am 66 years old and I took my retirement 10 years ago. I was a coordinator and surgical assistant in oral surgery. Being a mother of four children and having a very demanding profession I never had time for my personal interests. I always deeply loved drawing and painting.

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