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Sketch by Adriana

Sketch by Adriana

A traveling day in Germany

I draw as long as I can remember. The pages of my diary in High school ware full of sketches…

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Artwork by Mark Rhodes

Artwork by Mark Rhodes

Learning better techniques produces better art work

I am 58 years of age and have always envied people who could draw. I have always maintained that I cannot draw, but in 2011 I began to give it a go. Most of my initial drawings were in graphite and looking back at them not too pleasing but were showing signs of improving, it is only in the past year or so that I have experimented with other media such as watercolour, coloured pencils, ink and pastels…

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Flower artwork from Joana

Flower artwork from Joana

Emotion flower

I am Joan Bliudytė from Lithuania. A few years ago I took a local art school course and since use the gained knowledge to create my artworks.

I like drawing and sketching. Despite I was taught how to paint, my preferred medium is graphite pencil…

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Story from Heather MacGillivray

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…

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Hyper-realistic portrait by Dawn Safarik

Hyper-realistic portrait by Dawn Safarik

Always Learning!

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!

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Portrait drawing by Mike Pierick

Portrait drawing by Mike Pierick

Rediscovering Happiness

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…

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Artwork by Hamdi Imran

Artwork by Hamdi Imran

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 »

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Figurative drawing by Kate Beaty

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…

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Artworks by Simona Tiron

Artworks by Simona Tiron

I want to draw people in my Oil painting

Hi,

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…

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Artwork by Rafael Bueno

Artwork by Rafael Bueno

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…

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