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Artwork by Nancy Sanders

I am a retired lady of 74. I have six grandchildren who are all artistic inclined. My art has been part of my life early on, while sitting in a dinning room of my neighbors at the age 14 and following the directions of an illustrator from a local advertising agency. It was all new and exciting. I had no concept at that time what I was trying to accomplish. Fours years latter I was in college looking for electives, I took art history, and finally an art drawing and painting class.

After college I did not do anything with art, until late 1980’s when I started to decorative painting on wood, by reading and following directions in the craft books. I stopped painting for in 1995. After retiring in 2008 for the second time and moving to Fayetteville AR to be with family, I found The Art Location, a small art school teaching watercolor, drawing, acrylic and oil. I started by taking a watercolor class and then a drawing class. I followed with 4 more sessions of watercolor. I found a new medium, Alcohol Inks, which I love very much and take online courses to strength my art.

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Artwork by Suzanne Linch

Artwork by Suzanne Linch

Wooing the ladies

I have a disabling illness, which keeps me at home. So at 62 years young i took up painting, this is the first drawing and painting I did.
I have loved art from an early age, now it fills my days. How ever I really wan to learn the fine arts of drawing, which I need to progress my art.

I think the Drawing Academy, is amazing with so many brilliant lessons for a struggling beginner an professional artists, your never too old to learn.

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Skecth by Raymond Alonso

The creative adult is the child who survived

My name is Raymond Alonso, but the name I use for art is RayLove. I use this because as a kid I was always smiling so it was a nickname given to me. I’m 33 years old living in Miami, Florida and I am the son of Cuban immigrants. I have loved Art and the idea of creating something out of your mind since forever. Some of my earliest memories as a kid were drawing on boxes, walls, my own clothes, just about anything I could. I would create characters and stories and see it all play out in my mind. Honestly, I still do. My first love was comics, and then street art. I also loved cartoons and the one challenge for me was always Portraits. It scared me more than anything to try and recreate something from life, though I would love to conquer that fear.

I would love to learn more about Anatomy, Light and Shadow, and maybe some Perspective.

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Artwork by Deborah Battle

Artwork by Deborah Battle

My New Found Love For Art

I am a disabled veteran. I stopped working in 2004. I started drawing again because I did not want to just sit around doing nothing. I started drawing when I was in the fourth grade.

I am currently working on the last year of school for Doctor of Ministry. It is my hope that once I am finished with school, I want to take some art classes. I plan to finish by September.

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Artwork by Patricia KD

Artwork by Patricia KD

Hi, I’m Patricia.

I always loved art but never even tried it until I was almost 40, when I discovered and fell in love with Trompe l’oeil, a particular form of decorative painting. I started taking classes and now, more than 10 years later, I am making it my career.

I paint to bring beauty to empty walls and unused spaces, I believe it uplifts people, and that is my contribution to making the world a better place. However I mostly draw using tracing paper and copying photos. I would love to learn how to draw properly, especially figure drawing, it would improve my art hugely.

The Drawing Academy uses the internet and great art tutors to make art available to the world, it is a wonderful endeavour and I am very grateful for it, I have been receiving their newsletter for years. Please vote for me, help me improve my skills and make the world more beautiful, one painting at a time. Thank you!

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Story and Drawing by Souty Adel

Story and Drawing by Souty Adel

The gorgeous queen

I would like to express my enormous interest to get access to the course of How to draw. I suppose it would be a splendid opportunity for me to learn drawing from the beginning. Actually, I am strongly convinced that this valuable would help me in developing my scientific research and academic career.

My name is Souty Adel. I am Egyptian. I have studied conservation of monuments in El Fayoum University, Egypt from 2007 to 2011. The course of my studies included restoration and treatment of different inorganic and organic materials. In 2013, I acted as a restoration specialist at Kom Oshim museum, El Fayoum, Egypt, during this period I have begun my preliminary master study in conservation of artifacts. In the second half of 2013 I have started my academic position as a permanent teaching assistant in Fayoum university for teaching restoration and treatment of oil paintings. It was a big challenge for me to be an oil painting conservator as this field is multidisciplinary. In this respect, it is important to study art and chemistry with respect to the conservation science…

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Life Drawing by Manuel Forest

Life Drawing by Manuel Forest

I want to improve my life drawing skills

A while back I took art classes in my home town, but since then life took over and I did drawing on and off without any guidance or direction.

My favorite subject is drawing figures and portraits. Finding a model is not always easy, but when I can, I draw obsessively.

The Drawing Academy course is a great place to learn figure drawing; this is what I want to do. The most important thing for me is to have some professional feedback about my art and get clear advise on what to improve. That is why I want to win this drawing course.

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The shy villager girl’s dream

Hello.

My name is Marie Ange and I’m the 2nd born in a family of 5. I was born in a small village in the countryside of mid highlands of Madagascar.

I was a very shy girl,one who didn’t socialize much with other children but spent much of my time drawing and painting. I didn’t join others in play but would draw away to the rice paddies,where I would draw on the mud using my fingers and sticks. At age 5 I had learnt how to make paint from flowers and plants and brushes from chicken and bird feathers. I would use sharp sticks to draw birds, animals, people and houses on sisal leaves and proudly display my artwork for all to see.

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Artwork by Maryam

Artwork by Maryam

Pixxyworks

Hi, my name is Maryam. I’m a 24 year old, American born artist from Palestine.

Art has a very special place in my life as I am both a teacher and a student in Turkey.

Some challenges I have been facing would be a knowledge of Islamic art and the capturing of Turkish culture and it’s Islamic influence (all technique + originality).

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