I started painting two years ago. But I found that I didn’t have enough drawing skills to achieve a good rendering of the subjects. I do all my paintings and drawings from life.
Biologist Painting Biology and Biologists
I am a biologist and work on back pain and spine. I started to paint six years ago and do about 3 hours of painting a week – mostly portraits, because I find the faces very fascinating.
Completing my journey
I loved to draw as a child, but as an adult I put that pastime aside until several years ago when the desire reappeared and refused to be ignored.
While drawing on my own, I soon realized that I needed instruction to achieve competence to my satisfaction. So with trepidation about “going back to school”, I enrolled in an introductory evening drawing course at our local art college and loved it. Unfortunately, I was the least competent student in the class. So I pushed on and tried the next level course with –naturally- the same result. After a third try, this time working with pastel rather charcoal, unsurprisingly, the results were similar, and no fault of very patient and talented instructors. By now, my frustration had turned to dismay and disappointment because I was inept at a pastime I deeply wanted to pursue on a long term basis. I gave myself one last chance by seeking help at a private art school, with even more trepidation, because I thought they were not in the habit of taking on rank beginners.
Art has always been a part of my life since a young age, always liked to draw, and enjoyed the creations artist’s made in comic books. I would try to draw the figures I saw in the books, but always had trouble making them myself. I wanted a career as an artist, but my dad talked me out of that idea. He told me artists were a dime a dozen so I should forget about it. I did notice there seemed to be so many people who could do fine artwork so I forgot about being an artist and it’s been my hobby ever since. Now I’m 76 years old, retired, and still love to draw. My favorite artist has always been Frank Frazetta because he could create characters. I look at a blank piece of paper, and want to…
Finding Beauty in the Inescapable
My Quest was inspired by a t-shirt…Someone else’s random t-shirt which I only happen to look upon as I averted my eyes from Walmart’s bra aisle. Actually, it wasn’t the t-shirt itself, but the words on it: ‘Let’s Carpe Some Diem!’ Most people wouldn’t understand it; but it wasn’t greek to me. It was latin. And I was a homeschooler.
A continuous learning
My name is Elissa and I’m Brazilian, born in Belém/PA but currently living in São Paulo. I’m a theologian and a philosophy student and I’ve always loved to draw and to paint. I had, in the early stages of my life, some difficulties in recognizing and appreciating my interest in art. I thought I would dedicate myself to art only in my later years, when I’d have some time to spend on it. Fortunately to me, this is not what actually happened.
Art is my happy place
Like most people I have drawn and painted from an early age but was taught nothing at school, in those days Art wasn’t seen as important. Since leaving school life seems to get in the way. I’ve worked and brought up a family but always squeezed in a little drawing where I could. It keeps me sane and happy.
Return to Oz
I’am a nurse, practicing art in my profession and in return that passion is seen in the art I place on paper or other crafts.
My way to better skills
Hey, My name is Emma Sofie. I am living in Norway together with my parents and 3 siblings. I have always liked drawing and colouring. I started for real to colouring in secondary school, and started mostly draw my own picture when I started at High School. I am soon starting my second year at highschool. I am in an education program for Art, design and architecture, and I want to work as an architect in the end. Therefore is art a big part of my everyday. I draw everyday and post my art on my instagram profile A_drawer_in_purple a few times a week. Lately, I’ve used a lot of hatching with dots in my pictures.
My name is Brian Smedley and I love to draw. I’ve been drawing a few years and enjoy learning from books and videos. I feel that taking the Drawing Academy course I can excellerate my learning so it’s not piece meal and I’m trying to tie it all together in a disjointed fashion for with the course there will be no guesswork in putting it all together.