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Is drawing an inborn talent?

Is drawing an inborn talent?

Question from Deborah

Hello,

I have always wanted to draw. I do not see any evidence of having real talent, but everything I read suggests that I can learn to draw. I have been reading about your classes and read that you offer scholarships for the online course. I am retired, and even though I would love to learn to draw.

Thanks in advance for your time.

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How to draw steady lines without a ruler?

How to draw steady lines without a ruler?

Question from Tina

Hi, I’ve been trying to improve my drawing skills by following your video “Help, I Can’t Draw“.

I have a challenge. No matter how many times I draw lines in perspective, the converging lines just don’t come out straight or I completely miss the vanishing point.

I draw on a vertical drawing board, but I feel like I should just resort to drawing on a horizontal surface because only then can I draw steady, somewhat straight lines.

  • Is it just that I haven’t practiced enough?
  • Is it OK to draw on flat surfaces?
  • Do I just need to move my hand faster or slower to get long smooth lines?

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What are the best drawing tools?

What are the best drawing tools?

Question from Katja Soegaard

“When it comes to drawing tools, what brands would you recommend? Especially for those who don’t have the means to get what is considered “the best of the best.”

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In what order to learn art skills?

In what order to learn art skills?

Question from Alexis S., Drawing Academy student

“I’m taking the Drawing Academy course and I love it! After the drawing course I would like to learn painting and do sculpture. Is there an order in which should I learn these skills?”

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How to determine a vanishing point in perspective?

How to determine a vanishing point in perspective?

Question from Diane, Drawing Academy student

I am working on a drawing of a building, positioned at the corner so I can draw both left and right sides. When drawing in 2 point perspective, how is it determined where the vanishing points should be? If the vanishing points are off the paper, how to determine that imagined point and how not to lose it?

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What is your main goal in learning drawing?

What is your main goal in learning drawing?

Question from Jinuk, Drawing Academy student

I’m taking Drawing Academy lessons and I love the course!

Are there any reference photographs available to print to help me follow each video? I need some relevant references to copy from.

Thank you

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