I Want To Tell Visual Narrative Stories That Move Someone To Say “I Get That!”
Art, especially visual art, has always ‘been there’ for me … but life got in the way a lot of the time and I neglected art for decades. I was even told by an art teacher, when I was young, that “you don’t need teaching, you just need to be left alone!” because I had an intuitive feel for some aspects of art. For example I seemed to be able to pick up on and convey the mood of the model in life drawing classes and I was not bad at composition … but I knew I had severe weaknesses in other areas of art, but was too immature to do other than to keep on lazily returning to my strengths…
I was raised in a very small rural town in Alaska with no real access to art classes or training. Most of what I have learned about drawing and art, I have taught myself.
I love to draw beauty, and most of my work consists of portraits. I have drawn a variety of subjects in the past.
While I do take commissions for others, mostly I draw for myself. I challenge myself with each new piece to do better, and I am always desiring to learn new things!
Good afternoon, or evening, or morning, depending on when you read this. My name is Mike, I’m 58 and I live in Wisconsin, a beautiful state, in my unbiased opinion.
The drawing I submitted is of my wife. If you knew her, you would say, yeah that kind of looks like her, I would like to leave no doubt that when you look at my drawings that you can recognize the face you’re looking at…
Flowers are the best gift of nature Hi, My name is Hamdi Imran, and I want to achieve some success in art. Art has a special place in my heart, it gives me peace and joy. I’m still a beginner and there are many things I have to to learn about art. Drawing Academy is a place where we can learn proficient drawing techniques, share my artworks and achieve some recognitions withing fellow students and art lovers. Here’s one of my artworks I want to share in this Art Competition: If I win this drawing course it would give me a great start in learning how to draw professionally. Enter the Art Competition »
My life in pictures
My name is Kate Beaty nee Mc Quillan. I live in Adelaide Australia and am trying to find my voice in art.
Art has always played a huge part of my life. I have always sought out exhibitions, books and artists themselves to look and wonder at the marks on the paper, the colours and tones that pull the artwork all together and the concentrated high feeling it feeds to my soul…
I want to draw people in my Oil painting
My name is Simona Tiron and I want to learn how to draw people in my Oil painting.
For 20 years I worked and I made a career in economic and financial field in Romania. Six years ago my life was changed totally because I decided to dedicate entirely to my hobby which is philosophy, psychology and anthropology.
As a teacher of philosophy, I lived almost 5 years in Moscow where I discovered oil painting…
Alchemy, music and art
I’m Brazilian, 25 years old, got a psychology bachelors degree, in love with old movies, occult books, jazz music and art in general.
For the last couple of years I’ve been trying to develop a routine of drawing study that could lead me to do it professionally, and although I’ve been successful at developing some of my skills I having trouble to find a job to put them at work…
Leonardo da Vinci is my favorite figure in history not only because of his accomplishments in art, but also because of his unsurpassed amount of talents in almost every discipline, and his tenacious working ethics.
I first encountered art at the age of 3 and was drawn to it ever since. Throughout my childhood drawing had been a daily routine, almost equally as important as eating and drinking, and in a way it is, as it has become the sustenance for my mind and soul…
Find the right path
I was born and lived my whole life in Poland. Although my path wasn’t always clear, I finally found it. I believe that art is what makes my limbs move every morning. For some time I was trying to convince myself that I do not need it, that I can aspire perfection in any other field and be happy with it. That is not true. Without drawing and painting I was always missing something…
Following my Dream
I started drawing and painting very young with my first original oils from my sister’s leftover paint by number kit and on cardboard saved by my mother. I was always drawing on the back of paper she saved that was clean on one side. Nothing was wasted; it was recycling before it was cool.
I did not go to art school because it was not a practical choice to my family so I went for design instead. I ended up drafting architectural plans because they were needed for permits for contractors, architects and homeowners building their dreams with my drawing tools and never went into computer-aided design but I was able to help support my family with it when my husband was in college and my kids were little…