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Painting by Laurie McRae

Painting by Laurie McRae

Art is My Passion

Art is my passion and now a second career. I fell lighter and fuller as a painter and fibre artist. Continuous learning, personal growth and great personal fulfillment are but a few of the many benefits of practicing my art.

I love the challenge of creating. Painting in true alla prima painting style is my current painting goal.

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Drawing by Margie Harper

Drawing by Margie Harper

Art to Recover and Restore

I am a 56-year old wife, mother, grandmother and high school counselor. In the past year, Old yearnings from childhood have been stirring. I used to want to be an illustrator! Somewhere around 10 years old, I discarded my interest in drawing as I viewed it as impractical and not able to provide an income–plus I wasn’t good enough. My perfectionism paralyzed me. It was easier to not try than fail.

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Drawing by Mazen

Drawing by Mazen

My name is Mazen.

I love drawing, it is the way to express myself. I would like to improve my drawing skills, this will help me to create better paintings. I really want to learn everything about professional drawing techniques.

I love the Drawing Academy course – it is a great place to learn how to draw. That is why I want to win this competition and get the drawing course membership.

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Drawing by Pierluigi

Drawing by Pierluigi

Draw that moment!

Hello, my name is Pierluigi and I love to travel and see the world and different cultures. Sometimes I like to see other people travelling: what are they doing? Why do they travel? I like observing those people and I want to have the skill and techniques to draw their expressions and their moment.

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Drawing by Dan Pryor

Drawing by Dan Pryor

Prime Minister

I am retired after 40 years in the accounting profession and have been drawing for about 9 months. Having never drawn with a purpose before, I found the process to be very challenging. Accountants like to ‘draw’ legible numbers in little boxes. After seeing some examples on youtube, I was fascinated with the hyperrealism of some of the portraits and still life people are able to do and unfortunately, was able to occasionally produce a drawing that people would say, usually questioningly, who they thought it was. They were correct about half the time. Undaunted, I press on. The pleasure of showing a portrait and have instant recognition of the subject is very satisfying. Drawing a person is very different from drawing a particular person.

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Artwork by Elizabeth Cameron

Artwork by Elizabeth Cameron

Hungry for complete all encompassing art training

Hi, I am a 67 year old grandmother from New Brunswick, Canada.

I have been drawing and painting off and on all my life, but get frustrated with my efforts because there is so much I don’t know and have never been able to find a source where I could learn the things I want to. I want to reach a point in my drawing ability where I can draw whatever is in front of me with confidence and skill. Right now I have the desire but when I try I don’t know where to start or how to proceed.

I have been reviewing the Drawing Academy courses and they seem to be just what I am looking for. However, my only source of income is my pension and every penny counts, so I can’t afford the cost of your course.

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Drawing by Alessia Podgorica

Drawing by Alessia Podgorica

My name is Alessia Podgorica. I am eighteen years old and I live in Albania. I love painting and drawing as my father, who used to be an artist at my age. He told me I have a talent, so I decided to study in the high school of arts Jordan Misja in Tirana. I took part in the school’s competition an was accepted.

Today, I am a student in my third year of high school, still learning and trying to improve my skills in drawing and painting. I want to become a professional artist when I grow older, I think this what I can do better than everything else.

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Drawing by Aaron C. Miller

Drawing by Aaron C. Miller

The Art of humanity Hello, I am a self taught artist. I’ve worked over the years trying to grasp the art that is humanity. I love portrait work. Art has always been in the fore front of my mind whether at school or home. I was doodling drawing on everything I owned from my pants to my homework. Even today I catch my self doodling when I should be filling out paperwork. I have many challenges in art; my main one being I have what I like to call Leonardo syndrome in other words I have a hard time completing or knowing when my work is done. I would love to learn from art is acceptance in all things art I find myself in such a strict style its hard to let go and loosen up. What I think about…

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Artwork by Suaad

Artwork by Suaad

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one can believe in you!

Hello, I am Suaad (42 YO) a home staying mom of 2 kids (5 and 1), started 2 years ago to learn painting (copying mainly) for couples of months, and couldn’t continue due to pregnancy, giving birth…, etc.

I need to learn basics (in drawing and painting) that I can learn painting rather than copying. I want to be the artist! and I have faith that I, personally, have the required means, and believe some of the classical art techniques is what I first need. That is why I want to win this course!

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Watercolor landscape by Alberto

Watercolor landscape by Alberto

Italian Landscapes

I’m a self-taught aquarelle practitioner.

Art for me is a form of relaxation and meditation… planning mentally for the approach to a new subject (a still life, a landscape, a portrait…) the tools to use, the colours the paper, is already half of the journey…

Then the manual work begins, and there are lucky days when your hands go freely, the colors flow, the time is right and nothing comes to interfere…

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