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What is the ideal paper size for drawing?

What is the ideal paper size for drawing?

Question from Muruli

Can you let me know what would be the ideal paper size for making both long drawings and practicing fast sketches? Also, what is the best drawing paper size for still-life drawings and portraits? I am asking because most of the time my drawings end up either too small or congested.

Also, can you suggest what would be the ideal size of a sketchbook?

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How long does it take to learn drawing skills?

How long does it take to learn drawing skills?

Question from Fatima

I love drawing and I wish to be excellent in this domain. So, my question is how can I be excellent and how can I get benefit from this experience… I mean financially?

I feel that learning drawing takes a long time. Do you have any advice on how to do it faster?

Fatima

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What materials do I need for drawing?

What materials do I need for drawing?

Question from John

Good Morning,

Your web site is very informative …. well done. I usually paint in oils and would like to progress. I know my drawing skills are not to the level that makes me confident. So I am thinking seriously about joining the course. The oil painting will have to wait until the drawing skills are confidently secured.

Several questions…

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How to apply anatomy in life drawing

How to apply anatomy in life drawing

Question from Marty

I attend two live model workshops each week. When not drawing from life, I draw from photographs and from the masters.

How can I apply what I learn about anatomy to my life drawing work?

Thanks,
Marty

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How to learn good drawing skills

How to learn good drawing skills

Feedback and questions from István

I’ve been following this site for a while now and seeing the great artworks, friendly environment, and the professional and passionate care of the tutors; I decided to save up some money to one day enroll.

I really want to learn good drawing skills because so far I have been drawing for about a year now, with little to no success. I worked mostly with books, but none of them provided proper guidelines. They give me pictures, but I know that simple copying is no good. There are many videos on YouTube that offer thousands of ways to draw, but none of them seem professional.

Is there a specific routine I should follow when practicing? What order should I follow to achieve a broad sense of drawing?

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Anatomy and Figurative Drawing

Anatomy and Figurative Drawing

Question from Ivaylo

“As a person who has never faced anatomy before, is it possible for me to draw any characters in the future just by watching and following dedicated Drawing Academy courses?”

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How to draw good quality lines

How to draw good quality lines

Hello,

I have been drawing for quite long time. It is mostly copying. I always wanted to learn drawing formally.

I recently joined the Drawing Academy course and when I try to practice drawing, I observe that my lines are really pathetic. I get weak, wavy lines that do not look very confident.

Is there any way I can improve the line quality? I am using HB drawing pencil.

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Using colored pencils for drawing

Using colored pencils for drawing

Question from Ann Marie

When drawing with colored pencils, should I use hatching and cross hatching the same way as with a graphite pencil without using a blending tool? I have seen so many people blend colored pencils with Vaseline, mineral spirits and mineral oils. I don’t like blended colored pencils and I am looking for a better way to use them.

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How to find models for drawing

How to find models for drawing

Question from William, Drawing Academy student

It seemed like in lesson 15 of Drawing Academy, you were recommending going to museum to sketch old master works, so I went to try it out. Also, it seems like you are putting sketching classical sculptures in the same category as sketching paintings. Wouldn’t sketching a sculpture of Heracles be different than sketching a painting? If not, what do you recommend instead for a deeper study in human anatomy? I do not have access to a model.

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