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? …
Question from Myka, Drawing Academy student
Is it necessary to shade the object with the darkest dark the pencil can go and lightest light?
I’ve been going to an art class that teaches fine art. My art teacher told me that it is necessary to make the darkest spots as dark as the pencil can go and make the highlights as light as the paper. I know that this might have a different effect on the artwork. Does it make the artwork more three-dimensional? Is it absolutely necessary to do this, or can I still not use the full power of the pencil and still make it look three dimensional?
Thank you for helping me improve my drawing skills …
Question from Jason, Drawing Academy student
My 8-year old daughter has begun to show a lot of interest in learning to draw (no doubt because of the program I am doing with you). Her mother just bought her a “painting by numbers” book, which leads me to want to intervene before any real damage is done. Is there a particular approach you would suggest for a child of her age? …
Question from Yasmin, Drawing Academy graduate
I am 24 years old. Since I was a child, I’ve dreamed of becoming a fine artist and used every resource at my disposal to become good at it. But recently I have started to question myself about why I’m doing this and I’m losing my motivation. I’ve had the opportunity to see the works of many amazing artists and I am absolutely humbled and intimidated by their work. What if I can never be as good as they are? There are so many great works out there, why should anyone pay attention to mine? And in this day and age, when the art world is ruled by big names and brands, is there any place left for newbies?
Having all these questions in my head is scaring me because art has always been a very big part of me and I don’t want to lose it.
Question from Bruno W.
I am in high school right now, and I am not used to drawing. My goal is to become an illustrator, and draw concept art or comics (mainly digital art) on Photoshop and Illustrator, What should I do? …
Questions from Andy
I like what I see on the Drawing Academy website and would like to enroll. However, I have few questions:
– What your Diploma is about?
– How Drawing Academy compares to an art college?
– What art materials do I need?
– Will academy tutors critique my artworks?
Question from Daniel, Drawing Academy student
Hi, could you give me some advice how to set up my work-space properly?
Right now I feel very limited because my room is quite small and I draw on my computer table with my computer screen in front and it feels quite uncomfortable. I don’t have a drawing board yet either, however I will get one.
And because of this, drawing from life becomes hard for me as I don’t have space to set things up properly. I have to look at pictures on my screen if I want to draw something. Is it OK to take pictures of things I want to draw and upload them to my computer, or do I simply have to get a bigger room? I assume I need a bit of distance between me and the object I want to draw right? And that is not possible for me right now….