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Art Competition – Archive 2014

Young Coal Miner

Young Coal Miner

By Richard Cheng

I started drawing and painting after I retired from my day job. After spending time and money on three courses at drawing at an university extra-mural program, I felt that I have not benefited as much as I deserved – and I have to make a decision. Either I give up drawing altogether, and look for something else to pass my time, or I should forget about learning from these paid teachers and do it on my own. As a result of deciding on self teaching, I purposely chose to learn human portraiture, simply because that I think that that genre of drawing would be the most challenging. I would cut photographs from newspapers and magazines (or any other sources), 5 to 10 pictures a day, and just doodled and copied studiously for a year…

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My dream is to learn to draw and paint like the renaissance masters

My dream is to learn to draw and paint like the renaissance masters

By Luca Molnar

My name is Luca Molnar and I’m a painter from Hungary. I completed my BA studies in Illustration and Graphic Design at the University of Hertfordshire 2 years ago. I was working as an illustrator for 6 years, however about a year ago I decided to leave the advertising world for good and I became a full time painter. I love painting and I know for sure that this is what I would love to do for the rest of my life. I also know that I still have so much to learn! I’ve never really appreciated contemporary art, my heroes are Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Salvador Dali. I have always admired their technique, my dream is to learn to draw and paint like the renaissance masters. I’ve been searching for a good drawing course for quite…

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