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Painting by George Lewis

Painting by George Lewis

Oil 4 Water

I am a 83 year old Rotarian. Since 2006 I have helped to supply life saving clean drinking water to over 2,000,000 people in 37 countries. I have supplied 465 paintings to Rotary Clubs in the last 4 years so they can use them to raise money for humanitarian causes. I would like to add portraits and a drawing class would be fantastic.

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Drawing by Marianne Carduner

Drawing by Marianne Carduner

No Longer Waiting

Since I was little, I wanted to draw and be an artist like my grandpa. I always struggled with myself, not believing I was any good. I took a class here and there and always found it deeply satisfying to be able to put something down on paper. But I never did more than that, feeling frustrated by a lack of confidence in my skill and ability and the lack of family support.

Recently, everything in my life started falling away from me – work, finances, home, people – and friends took me, their home becoming a refuge in this downfall. 1 ½ years ago I finally stopped trying to make something happen in order to go deep within myself and what was happening, in order to allow whatever was happening to happen and allow whatever wanted to come forward to do so. Art showed up. For the past 9 months I have been doing something everyday, even if it is only one sketch and asking for supplies at Christmas…

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Drawing in pen and ink by Chuck Herrington

Drawing in pen and ink by Chuck Herrington

Pen and ink lover

My name is Chuck Herrington, I am a retired disabled artist. I do most of my work in pen and ink but have also done many paintings in acrylics.

What challenges me most is keeping my drawings in perspective when drawing from memory or my imagination.

I want to learn and fully grasp multiple perspective techniques color theory and improve my skills on drawing from my minds eye.

I think the Drawing Academy is a fine set of course work with tutors and other artists to help support me in my art process and I would love to learn more techniques for shading in pen and ink. I want to know what the great masters knew.

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Drawing by Rebekah

Drawing by Rebekah

Oh deer

Hi! My name is Rebekah. When I was a kid, I always like drawing on random bits of paper. Never really did more than that till I was waiting for my dad at the bank and my mother said, if I liked it, I should learn more.

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Drawing by Fredrika Nel

Drawing by Fredrika Nel

My name is Fredrika Nel. I originally come from South Africa. Two years ago me and my husband moved to Ireland. I am a mother of 3 kids and have 8 grand children.

I love doing all kinds of art but love doing the pencil drawings. I want to go more in to art now that I have the chance. I had no professional training and wish to get professional courses to help me along. I need to get more info on the things that I know and done.

I would like to learn how to draw light at the right angle and shading; how to draw in perspective. I love things to look real.

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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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