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Artwork by Jacques du Toit

Artwork by Jacques du Toit

Choose life

I chose life.

I chose a job, a career in advertising. I chose the big television, a washing machine and a car.

The life of a struggling artist never appealed to me. Instead I spent the last 5 years advancing my career, falling victim to materialism and the slow cancer that is lifestyle creep. The life I was building was fragile, and it took a small push to shatter it into a million pieces.

Today I don’t own a big tv, or a washing machine or a car. I no longer work in advertising.

Art calls to me. There’s no other way of describing it. I’ve ignored the calling, and the cost has been high. It isn’t a hobby, not like playing the guitar or cooking or rock-climbing. Art is scary as hell, and without it my life is hollow.

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Drawing by Sha Chokie

Drawing by Sha Chokie

My Girl

Hi,

My name is Sha Chokie and I would like to share a portrait of my girl.

I really like the Drawing Academy course and would like to win this competition to receive a free access to its video lessons.

I want to learn how to draw skillfully from life and imagination.

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Painting by Aaron Cristofaro

Painting by Aaron Cristofaro

Log cabin snow scene

Hi,

My name is Aaron Cristofaro and I have been drawing and painting since I was ten though more serious the last four years I paint with watercolor and oil.

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Artwork by Jayme Purcell

Artwork by Jayme Purcell

Inner Workings

Hi! My name is Jayme and I live in Australia. I would describe myself as a quiet person and express myself through my drawings. Drawing is my passion and I particularly love to draw people and landscapes.

Since I was very young I have always enjoyed drawing – all I ever want for my birthday/Christmas is more drawing equipment. I feel that art is a very positive thing in my life and gives not only the artist but everyone who enjoys looking at art a very happy feeling.

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Portrait drawing by Eima

Portrait drawing by Eima

Convey with Art

Hello there, I am Eima.

Ever since I was a little girl, I was inspired by animated shows to draw a lot. I mostly drew characters from shows I like. Then eventually, I made my own. Each has their own personality and stories. They also have their own worlds.

With those characters in their worlds, I would like to create a story through art. I believe I can convey meaningful messages through colors put on a canvas…

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Drawing by Danilo Garcés

Drawing by Danilo Garcés

If life is got a meaning…

My name is Danilo, I’m 21 years old, from Colombia, a philosophy student. I love art, from painting to acting, writing, making music, even photography and film-making, but most of all drawing since it has always been part of my life.

In the cultural background where I grew up there was no such thing as a meaning in art education so I never studied in any formal way, even though that I never stopped drawing.

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Artwork from Tomasz Schiller

Artwork from Tomasz Schiller

Ta2art

Hi everyone! I’m tattoo artist based in London. I’ve been drawing and painting for a 5 years since i got into tattoo society. Art takes place in every aspect of my life. It’s a part of my every day job but also way to express my self and feelings of other people in a tattoo art.

Everything I know about art, drawing and tattooing I learn by my self. Its been and still are hours and thousands of paper sheets. I’m keep looking for new ways to improve my work.

I believe that the Drawing Academy course will be big step forward for my career and massive improvement into my art!

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Art by Rodolfo Silva

Art by Rodolfo Silva

Weekly academic Figurative Art by Rodolfo Silva

I’m a drawing and sculpture journeyman at an atelier in Porto (Portugal) based of the French academies of the XIX century. I spend my days either drawing from life or sculpting from imagination.

Classical art (drawing in particular) have been my long time pursuit for nearly 3 years, before that I hated drawing and was frustrated by my childish attempts at representing both the human figure or architecture, which has since become my favorite subject in drawing.

I wish to enhance my skill set as an artist with the ability to draw from imagination intuitively as the old masters did and I believe that the construction approach of the Drawing Academy is the way to go. Merging that with my current knowledge of anatomy I hope to be able to work out more complex compositions from imagination that will, consequently, improve my sculpture as well…

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Artwork by Andrea Navarro Luque

Artwork by Andrea Navarro Luque

Through hardships to the stars

My name is Andrea, 24, I’m a self-taught art student living in a little city by the sea in the South of Spain. We don’t have a proper art school here and my family definitely didn’t have the money to send me abroad to study. Nevertheless, I decided to not give up and learn whatever I could by myself.

I’ve always enjoyed drawing and painting more than anything else, it has helped me cope with mental-illness and hardships in life like anything else. Art has that power.

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