I have worked in various professions since leaving school but only recently made the decision to return to being a creative in the visual arts field.
Art comes in many forms and encompasses varied tastes but for me it’s all about colour. Home decor can set a mood depending on the colour choices but wall art truly expresses a personality and invokes particular feelings. I’m drawn to pieces that capture a moment, an emotion, or a dream, and I aspire to inspire feelings with my artwork.
From words to pictures
After decades as a journalist in New York and a novelist, at age 78 two years ago I took up the art I began as a child.
I started in school and newspapers as a cartoonist but switched to words as a professional career path, becoming an investigative reporter and eventually an editor. After writing and publishing 18 novels [available on Amazon] in retirement, for a change of pace I returned to drawing and painting by taking courses at the local art center on Cape Cod. Soon I was selling paintings. But I recognized that I needed more instruction and support, as art, like writing, is a solo job requiring constant improvement.
Drawing of an Author
I’m 58 years old have been drawing since 5. Self taught in watercolor and pastel. Have been practicing with various techniques over the years. Stopped drawing for 30 years or so just started back 4 years ago, I think I’m getting the hang of it again.
For me art is my therapy of sorts I go to another place my mind sharpens and focuses like a high almost especially if it turns out ok.
I have been drawing since I was a child. It was an instinctive thing, something I did without thinking like breathing. But I never thought about becoming an artist and no one ever told me I was good. Somewhere along the way I lost touch with that part of me and I didn’t draw for years.
Now I am trying to get back into art and Drawing Academy course would be the very thing to help me with that.
Newcomer in art world
I’m Rajnesh from India, I’m doing diploma in painting. Art plays a special role in life not only for me but all the artists around the word, it makes us see thing in different perspective and open our minds and soul.
I wish to make great artworks, but my human anatomy knowledge is weak and hope to win the Drawing Academy course to learn this topic.
I have been drawn to beautiful art – drawings, paintings, colorful pictures, thoughtful flower arrangements or eye-catching patterns everywhere – since childhood. I knew since then I want to learn to draw and/or paint well.
I try to draw something everyday. Mostly I am interested in drawing portraits, faces and figures, or would simply doodle geometric shapes if time is limited. Over the last 15 years or so I have invested a lot of money in online art programs and books, and I am still learning from these.
Street of Dreams
My name is Jenga, and I paint because I wake up with the urge to create, to record moments in my life journey. My art is my conversation with the world. It tells the story of who I am, and where I am both mentally and emotionally. It is also my way of getting out there and seeing the world. Every piece that finds a new home is some place I’ve never been, but a small part of me now resides there. Art enables me to meet new people with the same interests and share my story, I find that comforting in a way.
Hello, I’m Hiba. Since my childhood, I have a problem of getting friends easily, so drawing was my window to the world.
My challenge in drawing is how to use color. I also want to learn how to do draw digitally.
I think that the Drawing Academy course is a great way for me to improve my drawing skills. That is why I would like to win this course.
My feet will carry me (to that place)
My name is Karolina Jurikova and I have dreamt of being an artist ever since I was a child, with the use of magnets and weak print paper which I pinned to the refrigerator and played pretend of painting my very own masterpiece, child’s watercolours and all included. I wanted to continue drawing during my teenage years, but my parents gently advised me not to go down that path so I gave in and went for studying in other fields.
Swimming on the dining table
Art is my passion. I am interested in all aspects of art and drawing is the foundation to most disciplines of art.
My best art teacher was trained in Moscow and I have come to respect the rigour and strong discipline of the Russian art training.
The Drawing Academy appears to be founded in such an institution and this is the reason I want to learn from the Academy. While I have considerable skills in drawing, I feel I need a refresher in training as it has been more than 20 years since I was taught by my Russian art teacher. Even in university, I have not had the basic skills taught in such detail and to be honest, a lot of art students majoring in art lack basic drawing skills.