Mother and Child
I learned that I could draw and learn to draw in my old age. Drawing is a way to leave the story of my life for future generations.
I want to learn how to draw from my memory and imagination. I tell my story in art.
Drawing Academy would be a great learning resource to me. Because of many issues in my older life, I am unable to get back into normal society. Art can provide this for me. Telling my story in art will be one of the crowing event my life before my sunsets.
I have only been drawing and painting for two years as I have taught myself. It is something I feel passionately about and would love to be able to learn from the professionals.
I try draw things that will challenge me and grow as an artist and would love to learn about drawing people with more detail.
I would love to win the Drawing Academy course so I can fulfill my dream of becoming a great artist.
Aiming for Surrealism
I’m Kurt Runge, 27, from South Africa. I started drawing from a very early age and have always loved it.
I often find my self captivated by great art and aiming to create pieces that do the same for myself and others. It was only until I came across the sample anatomy videos from Drawing Academy did I realize that this was the perfect place to learn the foundations for illustrating accurately from life and imagination.
I’m a student of college Birla Institute of Technology. I love sketching, painting, and animating. In childhood, I used to copy from a TV show mad, it was mostly about art and craft and I did a little bit of sketching.
I want people to connect with me through my art, which the most beautiful part of my life.
Drawing is a base of painting
When I was young, I had classes in a school of art. It was long time ago (about 45 years) and it was a different country – Soviet Union. I did not made my way as a painter, but those lessons of drawing, composition and history of art gave me knowledge, understanding and profound love to fine arts. I did not practice painting, but occasionally did drawings and watercolor works. Just about two years ago I found a lot of classes and lessons on oil painting on YouTube. It is awesome!
I have been an artist ever since I can remember. I attended Mastbaum Vocational High School in Philadelphia where I studied commercial art. After 4 years in the USAF I was employed by General Electric Missile & Space Division in Valley Forge Pa. as a publications specialist. Eventually I was named as Art Director for the Missile & Space Division’s magazine, “Challenge”. After 20 years with GE I owned a restaurant for 20 years. I continued doing freelance art work after I retired. Too busy earning a living I never had time to become proficient in fine art.
Although I am 82 years old I am still active and now have time to learn more in painting. I have done portraits for friends and family but I would like to improve my skills.
Ready and determined
Oil painting is my passion. I love it and I am determined to learn more and more about it and be a pro at it.
Two Hermits by Subrata Chatterjee
I am Subrata Chatterjee from West Bengal, India. After completing my B.A, I completed B.F.A (Painting) with First Class from I.K.S.V. in 2004. Now I am a full time artist and an illustrator of Kolkata Books.
Art is my alter ego. I roam in the world of it, with it and finally try to reach its core of endless beauty.
A Knight: putting others’ needs first
I am Ekundayo Femi, a beginner self-taught artist & an aspiring 3D Animator from a remote town in the South-Western part of Nigeria.
I was so obsessed with ART as a kid when 2D Animation & Newspaper Cartoons were still the norm of the day. I could remember, I drew a portrait which I was so proud of regardless how it turned out.
With time, artist blocks set in, forcing me to believe only the talented could do it right; until a year ago when I read a blog post which addressed this issue & also revived the artist in me.
Trying to find my niche!
Life moves fast. One moment I was in high school not realizing the opportunities and meaning of pursuing my dream. The next thing I knew, I was a mom of a 20-year-old son, a ranch wife and a business owner. As life would have it, I had the opportunity to take a single drawing class at a local college and the spark that had once been lit was once again on fire! I feel I have something to say or show and my skills are not yet honed enough to express myself as I want! I would like to leave a legacy – something that means something to someone.