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Drawing by Pierluigi

Drawing by Pierluigi

Draw that moment!

Hello, my name is Pierluigi and I love to travel and see the world and different cultures. Sometimes I like to see other people travelling: what are they doing? Why do they travel? I like observing those people and I want to have the skill and techniques to draw their expressions and their moment.

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Drawing by Dan Pryor

Drawing by Dan Pryor

Prime Minister

I am retired after 40 years in the accounting profession and have been drawing for about 9 months. Having never drawn with a purpose before, I found the process to be very challenging. Accountants like to ‘draw’ legible numbers in little boxes. After seeing some examples on youtube, I was fascinated with the hyperrealism of some of the portraits and still life people are able to do and unfortunately, was able to occasionally produce a drawing that people would say, usually questioningly, who they thought it was. They were correct about half the time. Undaunted, I press on. The pleasure of showing a portrait and have instant recognition of the subject is very satisfying. Drawing a person is very different from drawing a particular person.

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Artwork by Elizabeth Cameron

Artwork by Elizabeth Cameron

Hungry for complete all encompassing art training

Hi, I am a 67 year old grandmother from New Brunswick, Canada.

I have been drawing and painting off and on all my life, but get frustrated with my efforts because there is so much I don’t know and have never been able to find a source where I could learn the things I want to. I want to reach a point in my drawing ability where I can draw whatever is in front of me with confidence and skill. Right now I have the desire but when I try I don’t know where to start or how to proceed.

I have been reviewing the Drawing Academy courses and they seem to be just what I am looking for. However, my only source of income is my pension and every penny counts, so I can’t afford the cost of your course.

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Drawing by Alessia Podgorica

Drawing by Alessia Podgorica

My name is Alessia Podgorica. I am eighteen years old and I live in Albania. I love painting and drawing as my father, who used to be an artist at my age. He told me I have a talent, so I decided to study in the high school of arts Jordan Misja in Tirana. I took part in the school’s competition an was accepted.

Today, I am a student in my third year of high school, still learning and trying to improve my skills in drawing and painting. I want to become a professional artist when I grow older, I think this what I can do better than everything else.

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Drawing by Aaron C. Miller

Drawing by Aaron C. Miller

The Art of humanity Hello, I am a self taught artist. I’ve worked over the years trying to grasp the art that is humanity. I love portrait work. Art has always been in the fore front of my mind whether at school or home. I was doodling drawing on everything I owned from my pants to my homework. Even today I catch my self doodling when I should be filling out paperwork. I have many challenges in art; my main one being I have what I like to call Leonardo syndrome in other words I have a hard time completing or knowing when my work is done. I would love to learn from art is acceptance in all things art I find myself in such a strict style its hard to let go and loosen up. What I think about…

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Artwork by Suaad

Artwork by Suaad

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one can believe in you!

Hello, I am Suaad (42 YO) a home staying mom of 2 kids (5 and 1), started 2 years ago to learn painting (copying mainly) for couples of months, and couldn’t continue due to pregnancy, giving birth…, etc.

I need to learn basics (in drawing and painting) that I can learn painting rather than copying. I want to be the artist! and I have faith that I, personally, have the required means, and believe some of the classical art techniques is what I first need. That is why I want to win this course!

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Watercolor landscape by Alberto

Watercolor landscape by Alberto

Italian Landscapes

I’m a self-taught aquarelle practitioner.

Art for me is a form of relaxation and meditation… planning mentally for the approach to a new subject (a still life, a landscape, a portrait…) the tools to use, the colours the paper, is already half of the journey…

Then the manual work begins, and there are lucky days when your hands go freely, the colors flow, the time is right and nothing comes to interfere…

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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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