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Animal portraits by Rene Gimpel

Animal portraits by Rene Gimpel

Classical realism is not a lost art

I was a 3d graphics programmer for years before getting into any sort of art – I felt that couldn’t draw, and I wanted to program a machine to do it… when I did start drawing, it was almost a natural evolution of my CGI coding knowledge, because I understand how to create realistic images using lighting/etc…

I drew privately for several years before semi-accidentally falling into a niche of animal portraits for charity – my time is donated for custom animal portraits for auctions and misc. events – this allows me to contribute and provides a unique purpose for each piece..

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Artwork by Idjave Oghenetejiri

Artwork by Idjave Oghenetejiri

Art makes me happy

Hello everyone I am Idjave Oghenetejiri a student in a Nigerian higher institution, discipline of Electrical Electronics engineering.

I love art ever since I was a kid. It gives me this feeling of joy each time I come across it. But I have a problem of imagination and drawing skills. I can’t picture a drawing in my head.

I will love to learn and I believe it will help my imagination and my drawing skills.

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Artwork by Chinazo Okeke

Artwork by Chinazo Okeke

Live my dream

I am Chinazo Okeke, 25, and I am a medical doctor living in Nigeria.

I’ve always loved to draw as a hobby. Art is a passion of mine, but it has had to take second place because I was pursuing becoming a doctor.

I have challenges with drawing from my imagination, getting proportions right, and I have only just begun to explore oil painting and coloured pencil drawing…

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SILVART

SILVART

Artwork by Cláudia Silva

Hi, artists!

My name is Cláudia, I am 20 years old, and I wanted to be an artists since I was a child. I draw since I was able to hold a pen, and nowadays I can’t live without art, it’s impossible even to think about it. And I dream and work everyday to become a full time artist.

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Portrait by Barbara Perez

Portrait by Barbara Perez

All Things Art

I was born and raised in NYC (Bronx, NY), I now live in a small town near Albany, New York.

I have been drawing since before I could write my name, but I never pursued art as a career. For almost 30 years I have worked in business administration, my entire adult life. Recently I took the leap to pursue a career in art, but I have no real formal training, and that limits my creativity greatly. I also feel stunted as far as what to create, what to sell, etc… Urgh!

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Artwork by Kim Brancato

Artwork by Kim Brancato

I’m a self-taught artist. I’ve always dreamed to be an artist but none in my family truly see it unless my twin sister and now my fiance.
Art is now at the first place in my life because I left all my works to follow what my heart desires most.

I started to paint with oils 5 months ago and literally felt deeply in love, I’ve always used charcoal pencils but oils blown my mind!

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Artwork by Radosveta

Artwork by Radosveta

Radosveta Zhelyazkova Fine Art

My name is Radosveta, I’m from Bulgaria. I am creative and a mother of two loud boys. Once upon a time I worked in an office but now I am sharing my love of art with the people – also lovers of art. I adore all sorts of art but my main medium is oil on canvas.

I love nature in its many manifestations. My family owns lands of lavender and sage. I often spend my free time in the countryside around their farm. I am inspired by what I see there. This is how I create my landscapes of grass, meadows, lilacs and lilies, of seas of wheat and orchards of trees.

I also love to travel and explore different destinations around the world. My paint brush is my constant companion. It helps me to capture and recreate my travels. You can see some of them in my paintings.

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Artwork by Ginger Buchanan

Artwork by Ginger Buchanan

To the Moon! Dreaming…

I am a graphic artist, tied to my mac most days and nights. I dream of a home studio perfectly organized where I can simply learn new techniques and create beautiful pieces of art based solely on what I envision.

My challenge is time and finances…no lack of vision here! I enjoy watching other artists perform and have spent hours online doing just that.

I feel that the Drawing Academy will provide structured training that will allow me to refine my God given talent and since I’ve decided to endeavor the masters course it would be wise to also hewn my drawing skills!

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Drawing by Mohamed Elmansy

Drawing by Mohamed Elmansy

I am Mohamed from Alexandria, Egypt.

I want to learn correct techniques of drawing with a pencil and also a human anatomy for artists.

I think that the Drawing Academy course will greatly help me to improve my drawing skills and that is why I would like to win this competition – to receive the full tutoring at this course.

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