Questions from Jamie Davidsmeyer
- How can I bridge the gap between what I perceive in my mind and the action of putting it on paper?
- Do a lot of people have difficulty with that?
- Does practice sketching help?
- Is it learned or do people have the innate ability?
- Do you have to draw all the time to keep your skills on point?
Question from Jaganath, Drawing Academy student
I came across some paintings of buildings. The lines of buildings are very straight.
Can you explain how the Old Master painted such straight lines?
I tried using wooden rulers but did not achieve that much precision…
Question from Isaac, Drawing Academy student
I don’t know why, but I seem to have challenges with improving my art skills, and I think its because I really can’t figure out how to improve.
Please help! …
Questions from Daniel, Drawing Academy student
“Just two fast questions: What’s the best way to learn perspective drawing? I’ve just started, so I’ve purchased a few sketchbooks but I’m not sure where to begin. Should I simply draw from real life and apply perspective to, say, buildings and other things?
And also: In your opinion, what’s a good amount of time to invest in daily drawing?” …
Question from Zawar A.
“I copy pictures and I draw them, but I don’t really feel good about it because I want to draw characters, figures and everyday objects from my imagination. How can I get better at drawing?” …
Question from Bob Curtis
“How do I improve my drawing by using studies in anatomy and perspective”? …
Question from Will Price
“You teach a lot of specific techniques, “How to draw X”, but what if I want to draw Y, but you don’t have a video on it. Since the videos cover a variety of topics, do they act as case studies to help develop and hone general skills that will allow me to draw Y?” …
Question from Maegan
How can you draw exactly what you see? It’s something that I struggle with and creates an obstacle when I want to draw from my imagination…
Question from Ben Smith
Hello I’m interested in joining Drawing Academy. I have a question: will the Academy recommend to me which website or stores are best for purchasing drawing supplies for the classes? …
Question from Dermott, Drawing Academy student
I’m having trouble determining the horizon level when drawing pictures in perspective.
Is there a rule of thumb I can use to accurately locate the horizon line? …