Hello, I am 69 years old and I always had a burning desire to draw. I was drawing circles, cups, and crazy items without even realizing I was doing it, especially when I used to work. My co-workers told me “not bad” and I would get embarrassed.
Now that I have retired, I find myself drawing a lot! Mostly portrait art and I come very close to a person I am drawing (so they say) and I love it.
I wanted to become an artist to make composite police sketches to portraits to better identify the criminals. I have a stroke and started drawing again as time healed me.
Drawing makes me feel good and to learn how other artists create artworks, I went to an art school. My challenges in drawing is shading and blending and getting proportions right; after 17 years I still can’t eye ball it.
Drawing Academy is a great place for a beginning artist to pick up some good tips.
Kari Contemplating Life
I am a seventy-six year old woman who lives in the country surrounded by beautiful mountains.
I have had no formal art training. I am self taught in many mediums but my favorite would have to be water colors. I have been painting with different mediums for over 40 years. Paintings as small as a 2 inch square and as large as a wall. Some were sold but most were given to family members and close friends.
To Continue My Learning Journey :)
I love to draw but I lack some skills and knowledge od drawing principles that I would like to learn. I have been trying to improve my drawing for the past two years through self-learning but have not improved much.
So, I decided to learn art and drawing online and found DrawingAcademy.com to be a very helpful website!
Painting for my life!
My name is Laurent Reboul and I’m 56 years old. I’ve lived in the San Francisco bay area my whole life.
Although I’ve been more of a musician most of my adult life, I do love to draw and paint every chance I can. I’ve settled for digital art as it allows me to access more tools and references. I’ve gotten to the point now where I would like to get beyond my now, stagnant, level. My dream is to paint on big Canvases with oils, but I need to learn a lot more, to say the least!
Help me paint a better life!
Hello, my name is Aaronn. I’m 21 years old and I enjoy fine art to the core.
Art, in general, takes first place in my life. Whenever I feel drowned out by the busy world and need any inspiration, I remind myself of the art that is in everyday life. The challenges that I personally have in art are not really challenges. The love that I have for art helps me to see them as little games. When I cannot figure out how a certain composition came to be, it is fun to figure it out. It brings me personal great joy to try & figure out how what I see came to be and the different ways it can be represented. It wouldn’t be a false statement to say I want to learn everything; I want to be able to paint from sight and from my imagination. I don’t want to limit myself as to what I can create, which is why I found Drawing Academy.
New Career inspired by Grandma Moses
I am a retired, well almost, accountant, grandmother of 13, and have painted most of my adult life. I have had to leave it for lengthy periods of time when life got in the way. Now I have the freedom to pursue becoming an accomplished artist.
So happy to be a painter
I’ve been painting for about 16 years in my free time between jobs (I’m a freelancer). I love painting and I love learning all that I can about it. So much so that I’ve been teaching others for the last 5 years.
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