Artwork by Dan S., Drawing Academy student
Here is a still life that depicts all of the tools needed by the the sketch artist.
It is drawn in two-point perspective with the light from above and to the left slightly.
The drawing includes a sketch book at the foundation, a supplementary drawing text (for that extra bit of information) by an Italian artist ( who better than the Italians?), several pencils of varying hardness, including the workhorse “HB” variety and a couple of sanguine pencils thrown in as well. It also includes five erasers (three gum and two rubber) because some of us need more erasing than others, an Exact-o sharpener to keep those pencils razor sharp, a soft brush to brush away the rubber bits (or cracker crumbs after a quick snack – even artists have to eat)…
Artwork for critique by Curt, Drawing Academy student
This my first attempt at drawing a vase. I’ve included the vase itself. The widest part was at eye level.
Thanks in advance for your help…
Artworks by Javier, Drawing Academy student
I always liked to draw, but I never learned to have a solid foundation in traditional drawing skills.
A short time ago I wanted to dedicate myself to learning seriously, and so I enrolled in the Drawing Academy. I’m very pleased with the course.
I’m learning a lot with lessons and exercises. This course provides a solid foundation, and I noticed my progress in this short time.
I would like to show you some of the drawings I have done by following the first lessons: drawing in perspective, drawings of still-life objects, drawing by rendering shades and drawing of a front and profile face…
Drawing by Daniel B Sibley
This is a drawing in graphite portrait of a man in 3/4 view. This was an attempt to work with a very broad range of values from very dark to high light. The highlights are very lightly hatched white paper background. The hair and pupils were done in 8B pencil…
I have a trouble with 3/4 view portraits. How can I improve this portrait proportions? Thank you, Anna Feedback from Vladimir London, Drawing Academy Tutor Dear Anna, Many thanks for your portrait, I like it; however, as you pointed out, it can be improved. You can do the following: 1. Draw the central line of the face from the top-middle of the forehead to the bottom-middle of the chin. Make sure this line is arched to the left as girl is looking in this direction. 2. Check how the bridge of the nose corresponds to this line. You may find that it sits deeper than it should be or the chin is protruding further that it should be. Also, make sure that the base of the nose is also positioned correctly according to this central line. 3. Make sure both…
I happened to watch the Drawing Academy video on why drawing from a photo is treacherous and was quite impressed with it. This led me into this drawing course and now I am a very happy and keen learner. Thank you for such a wonderful course!
Drawings by Svetlana, Drawing Academy student
In the shortest amount of time possible, I want to learn how to be an excellent artist. I realize this is the wish of almost every artist.
However, I think my drawing skills have not changed and I am still not satisfied with my artworks.
I like the Drawing Academy course; I learned a lot. I now know much more about drawing materials, how to hold a pencil, and how to render tonal values. I am still learning about perspective and anatomy…
Artwork by Yasmeen Kanan, Drawing Academy student Hello! After viewing one of your critiques given to another student, and after viewing the drawings that you have uploaded to improve our pencil strokes, I decided to take you advice and do a study. First, I made a copy of a drawing (as mentioned above) and created a drawing of a real life model using the hatching technique-pencil strokes. I must admit, copying an existing drawing is easier than drawing a real life subject. I wish I could upload two photos at once, but I will upload the real life drawing later. I would like to hear your critique for my “Gamut of pencil strokes.” Commenting on this study, an artist claimed that the difference in the strokes between the background and the subject has ruined the drawing. I oppose this view…
Artwork by Slater, Drawing Academy student
I took your previous advice on how to shade with chalk pencil. I had to expose quite a bit of the chalk to sharpen it into a lasting point.
I decided not to smudge the marks.
The drawing I included is a copy of Masaccio’s St Paul…
Drawings and questions from Anastasia
Dear Drawing Academy tutors,
I have some troubles with drawing a human head. It is OK when I copy a drawing, but when it comes to draw portraits from memory or imagination, I’m lost.
Can you please advise what to do? …