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Architectural Drawing Critique

Architectural Drawing Critique

Castle Drawing by Jeff Rissman

I drew this image of a castle, first light outlines in graphite, then filling in with colored pencil. Here’s a sequence of images showing the stages of progress on the piece. I’m interested in any critique you may have.

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Secrets of drawing figures from life

Secrets of drawing figures from life

Drawings and questions from Jeff, Drawing Academy student

I continue to attend figure drawing sessions from time to time. Recently, I did these two drawings in blue Prismacolor Premier colored pencil. Each drawing was based on a single 20-minute pose. I tried to improve the models’ faces based on your video lessons on how to draw a mouth, nose, ears, etc. However, I still find it difficult, especially when I only have 20 minutes to complete the whole drawing. I am interested in any feedback you have for me.

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Portrait drawing by Scarleette

Portrait drawing by Scarleette

Drawing Critique

Hello, I am a 16 year old aspiring artist, and in need of your help. Here’s my drawing of a marble bust. I had trouble drawing and shading the statue’s hair. I would like to know what you think of it and what should I improve on. Your help is very much appreciated, thank you…

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The importance of fundamental drawing skills

The importance of fundamental drawing skills

Artworks and questions from Gustavo, Drawing Academy student

Hi Vladimir and Natalie,

Please see below some of my artworks. How can I improve my portrait drawing skills? I know I have to practice, but what and how?

Your thoughts are highly appreciated!

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Relearning how to draw – Drawings critique

Relearning how to draw – Drawings critique

Critique by Vladimir London, Drawing Academy tutor

Hi Roman,

Many thanks for your email and drawings. You told me that you have been drawing from photos for some time and now want to re-learn how to draw from life and imagination, but have some concerns about your progress.

Don’t be hard on yourself, many art students would be glad to have your drawing skills.

There are, however, few things you can start working on right now. Let’s start from the beginning: …

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Portrait Drawing Critique

Portrait Drawing Critique

Artwork from David, Drawing Academy student

Dear Vladimir and Natalie,

First of all, I would like to thank Drawing Academy for teaching me how to improve my artworks. Your lessons have taught me so much. Now what I need to do is work harder to reach my goals.

This is a drawing of my friend that I did when we were at a coffee shop. My goal was to capture the light in her face and her eyes, but I see a bunch of mistakes. Hair is my biggest problem. The amount of detail can be overwhelming to me; I guess cause I’m still an amateur. How can I render shade to the hair and face with over-rendering? And how to keep pencil lines smooth yet defined? …

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How to make it art?

How to make it art?

Artworks by Lisa Lieber, Drawing Academy student

I have just started the drawing course and I love it! I am in my second week and have already learned so much and have gained a lot of skill. I know I will continue to grow! I am sending in a portrait drawing for critique, ( I also included a drawing of vases from the class).

I have included a portrait done by Natalie Richy to help explain my question. To me my portrait shows great improvement from my past attempts, but doesn’t look like art ( or at least not what I hope to create). Natalie’s does! Can you help me understand what I am seeing and not seeing? I appreciate any thoughts and comments …

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