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Artwork by George Brodbeck

Artwork by George Brodbeck

December Portrait

I’m 66. I started painting watercolor portraits about 6 months ago. It is a great hobby. It is very challenging for me to attempt to paint a realistic representation of a human being, but it’s also fun. The Drawing Academy lessons may help me to make better portrait drawings and paintings, and that’s the ultimate goal.

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Drawing by Izuchukwu Clifford Agba

Drawing by Izuchukwu Clifford Agba

Smiles

My name is Izuchukwu Clifford Agba. I am a Visual Artist. I like drawing and painting. Art is my first love. I think more of art, I work harder to create and try as much as possible to live art.

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Drawing by Dana

Drawing by Dana

I’m not an artist, but I want to learn

My name is Dana. I am very creative and active person. I only draw with a positive attitude; after all, what mood I have reflects in my artworks.

In my life, art takes a very special part. However, I can’t draw! Each time I try, I do my best, but drawings are not perfect.

This competition gives me a real chance to win the Drawing Academy course, which I believe will change my life!

I have challenges with drawing in perspective and drawing three-dimensional objects. I do not know how to draw faces, figures and do correct proportions.

In art, I want to learn everything from the smallest details to big topics and be able to do a great art.

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Drawing by Lorraine Simankowicz

Drawing by Lorraine Simankowicz

Can’t See the Trees for Forest!

A long time ago (30 years or more now) I drew a picture of my five-year-old daughter. I found it the other day and instantly the memories started flooding back. I remembered how she sat there fidgeting, giggling and us both laughing. That poor little drawing brought back all those memories and more.

Now I am retired and my daughter has children of her own. I try to draw every day but find I lack the skills to portray what I see. That saying, “Can’t see the forest for the trees”. I seem to have it backwards. The detail in the “trees” is missing. I would love to learn to portray my grandchildren and capture their real essence and personalities with these missing details.

The community of the Drawing Academy reminds of the Guilds of the Italian Renaissance. Those schools of would be artisans being taught by Great Masters with pupils following in their footsteps and becoming Masters in their own right is a wonderful tradition to aspire to.

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Drawing by Robyn Lynn Bailey

Drawing by Robyn Lynn Bailey

My name is Robyn. I am a wife and mother of one precious 6 year old boy. I am also a disabled person.

All my life I have been interested in art. I took art classes when I was young, but I was never any good.

After being very ill for 3 years, I felt the urge to start drawing. In June 2016 I picked up a pencil and I could actually draw! This gives me an outlet that I use to make other people happy. I draw lots of pet portraits and give them to my friends and family.

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Drawing by Lina Yao-Allgaier

Drawing by Lina Yao-Allgaier

Art for Arts sake

I have always been interested in drawing & painting, but was not encouraged into Art as a career… life somehow took over and it wasn’t till late in life that I started painting.

Art for me is about being creative and bringing joy & beauty into one’s life.

I am not able to attend an art college full time, so it’s mainly self-study with books and some workshops when commitments permit.

Learning is & always will be a lifetime process… never too old, never too late, never too smart (clever/skilled) to learn something new & improve.

Drawing Academy sounds great as I’ve always leaned towards figure drawing & portraits like the old masters…

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Artwork by Caleb Howze

Artwork by Caleb Howze

Lost Flower

My name is Caleb and I’m taking art classes at NWFSC. Art is a fun hobby for me.

My challenges in art are my creativity or lack thereof. I want to learn different ways to express emotion in art.

Drawing Academy seems like a nice place to learn art. So that I can increase my abilities in making art people will enjoy.

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Artwork by José Manosalvas

Artwork by José Manosalvas

The Void of Lovers. A pilgrim’s artwork…

My name is José Manosalvas. I live in Ecuador. I always have had a strong tendency for drawing, in fact my dream has been always to do something related to it, like illustration. I remember as a child, I grew up with some beautiful illustrations I could find in books from my library. My first music album was at 6 years, Pink Floyd The Wall, my mom gave it to me because I was always contemplating the the incredible artwork of Gerald Scarfe, and I remember drawing those monsters from The Wall in my own style. Unfortunately, things in life doesn’t go as planned and life took me for some other roads, putting drawing away in my teenage years. It was about 8 years ago that my life gave a tremendous shift and I decided to go back to the drawing as a very important and personal need for a project I was doing.

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Drawing by Daniel Ponton

Drawing by Daniel Ponton

Hobby Hopefully Turning to Profession

I’m a 33 year old Doctor of Physical Therapy with an undergraduate degree in Biology and Studio Art. After many years away from drawing and painting while in graduate school, I recently went back to art before the birth of my son. I painted a portrait for his nursery room, and haven’t stopped since.

Currently, I feel that my skill level is lacking some core and basic competencies due to the lack of a formal educational structure during college.

I have found that the information on the Drawing Academy website has the advantage of filling in some of the gaps in my current technical skills and knowledge.

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Drawing by Dung Tuan Le

Drawing by Dung Tuan Le

My Sunshine

My name is Dung Le(Dylan), and I’m 18. I’m currently enrolling in the University of Rochester.

I have drawn paintings since I was 5, and creating art work has always been a huge interest and passion for me through the years. It takes a lot of time and effort at the beginning when I was too young to know how to draw, but I gradually master the stroke, shading techniques, and how to put my emotions and feelings into the paintings. As I immerse myself further in art, I want to learn more about how to create an art work that is influential and has multi-layer meanings.

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