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17 Steps of Portrait Drawing

17 Steps of Portrait Drawing

Question from Joey

I have been trying to find an effective way to draw the head, from any angle, in my imagination. One drawing tutor uses a technique in which he adds circles to the side planes of the head and with that, he measures the ears and adds the chin. Can you tell me how the Old Masters addressed this task? …

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What are the best art courses?

What are the best art courses?

Question from Emil, Drawing Academy student

I just joined the Drawing Academy on-line course. I am very impressed with your approach and philosophy to drawing education.

I work as an engineer, and I draw as a hobby, and for my personal development. I started drawing about one year ago, and very soon I realized that the best drawings are by the Old Masters. However, I was very surprised that in Sydney, Australia nobody is teaching old master techniques. I took two drawing courses, but they only taught how to make some kind of “effective” drawing, or they do not teach anything at all. Then, I obtained many books, and I watched many videos, but I could not find any system that was of quality, until I came to your Web page. I found it by searching for silver point techniques. Now, I have begun to watch your videos, and am drawing based on your instructions.

Do you know of any short courses on drawings similar to your approach. I can go anywhere in the world for a month or two for intensive drawing course. I like the Russian Academy of Art in Florence, but I cannot be away for one year…

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What makes a great comic artist?

What makes a great comic artist?

Question from James

“I’m interested in drawing from a comic/graphic perspective, and not so much a realism point of view. Does this course look at things like that also?” …

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What is the fair price for a drawing course

What is the fair price for a drawing course

Question from David

Hello,

You seem to have a very nice art course. I was wondering what the length of each instructional video was.

Not to be difficult, but the claimed $4000 course value makes each lesson about $90. I’m sure that $250 is probably a fair price, and much better than $4000, but depending on the lesson lengths, $250 may also be a stretch… just wondering.

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How to train drawing from imagination

How to train drawing from imagination

Questions from Yaroslava

1. How to train drawing from imagination?
2. How to improve human figure drawing?
3. What exercise is best for drawing correct perspective?
4. What is space perspective and how do I draw it correctly? …

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How to find your drawing style

How to find your drawing style

Question from Genesis, Drawing Academy newsletter reader

“How do I find my own style of drawing? How important are the bases of my drawings techniques, and are these lessons appropriate for amateurs?” …

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Fine Art Courses

Fine Art Courses

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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