Artwork by by Michaela Monschein, Drawing Academy student
Still life with oranges, lemons, a cup, and a pot
Dear Drawing Academy,
In my drawing I focused on shading and on round and oval shapes. It depicts citrus fruits, a pot and a cup on a table with a white table cloth in folds. In the background hangs a piece of grey cloth.
Still life drawing by Debora, Drawing Academy student
Currently I am working on drawings of geometrical objects. I would like to ask for your suggestions, for I want to improve my skills and technique. These are still life compositions made from life, the same objects from different angles. The first one is a linear drawing of the objects and their reflections on a shiny surface, with a window behind and above. The other drawing is rendered, the lamp was set left and above the objects.
Drawings in 2H pencil
Here are my drawings in pencil of Roman and Greek busts. I drew it using what I’ve learned from the Drawing Academy lessons.
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.
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.
Self-portrait by Edward Pan
This is one of my self-portraits. I would like to know what I can do to improve…
It has been a long time since the last time I submitted my work for critique, but it does not mean I have stopped drawing. In fact, I have been learning classical architecture for some time, and I would like to share with you one of my drawings…
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…
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!
Critique by Vladimir London, Drawing Academy tutor
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: …