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Questions from D. Stalberg, Drawing Academy student

Hi,

I am currently enrolled in the Drawing Academy and am slowly working my way through the material. I have learned a lot from the videos I have watched so far, and am impressed with the quality of the material.

When I have worked through all (or at least a large portion of) the material in the Drawing Academy, I am interested in signing up for the other courses.

Is there any overlap/common material in Drawing Academy, Anatomy Master Class and Web Art Academy? Do you see the Drawing academy as the basic introduction/essentials of anatomy for drawing, and the Anatomy Masterclass as providing a more detailed/comprehensive discussion of anatomy? I also notice that there are a few Drawing-specific videos in the Web Art Academy course, although most of the videos are about Oil painting.

Many thanks,
D. Stalberg

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Questions about art courses

Questions about art courses

Questions from Amy B

Hello,

I am very interested in your courses (both the drawing and oil painting) I would love to start with the drawing course first.

My question is this, if I make a one-time payment to cover the full Drawing course, am I required to finish the course exactly in 3 months time? Or am I allowed to go longer if I need the time?

Another question was how the students artwork is reviewed by the instructor, would I just scan and upload the work via email I assume? Take a picture and send as an attachment?

Also, how much daily time should be devoted to the drawing course ideally?

Your courses have received wonderful reviews from around the web, and I love the fact that you truly offer a Fine Arts education in the traditional way as the great painters through history worked (a dying art in itself I think!) …

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Is an art degree important?

Is an art degree important?

Question from Jay

Thank you for your video – The Shocking Truth About Art Education

But, a University or art school can give me a full-blown college degree or master’s degree, something highly regarded (and required) by galleries throughout the world as an indicator of an established or dedicated professional artist. Does your course offer that or something that will give me clout with galleries or collectors? …

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Art Courses

Art Courses

Question from Marie

The variety of information you are sending me in emails has enlightened me immensely.

At this time, I am ready to subscribe to a course. My question is: which one? If I am not mistaken, there are several different art courses you offer…

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Is drawing ability innate?

Is drawing ability innate?

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?

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How to paint straight lines

How to paint straight lines

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…

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The best way to learn perspective drawing

The best way to learn perspective drawing

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?” …

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How can I get better at drawing?

How can I get better at 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?” …

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