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How to Draw a Vase

How to Draw a Vase

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…

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Drawings by Javier

Drawings by Javier

Artworks by Javier, Drawing Academy student

Dear tutors,

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…

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Portrait of Soteropoulos

Portrait of Soteropoulos

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…

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Portrait drawing by Anna

Portrait drawing by Anna

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…

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Drawing Progress

drawing progress

Drawings by Svetlana, Drawing Academy student

Hi Vladimir,

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…

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A study to achieve a “Gamut of pencil strokes”

A study to achieve a “Gamut of pencil strokes”

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…

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Drawing in Red Chalk

Drawing in Red Chalk

Artwork by Slater, Drawing Academy student

Hello,

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…

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How to draw portraits from memory and imagination

How to draw portraits from memory and imagination

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? …

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How to depict emotions in figurative artworks

How to depict emotions in figurative artworks

Drawing by Yasmeen Kanan

Hello there! Just to tell you a little about myself, although I have been drawing a long time ago, but it is recently that I have started academic drawing… and I usually have a problem with being afraid of mistakes in drawing, whether it is in watercolor, pen, pencil, chalk, etc… so I try to get rid of this fear via the continuous practice, but I must make sure before graduating as a Visual Artist, that my basics are well established. That is why I have joined this Drawing Academy. The sketch I uploaded is daily practice, but I want to add character into my sketches and artworks. I love to portray mood and emotion even if it is just an academical sketch. I tried with chalk to increase the darkness although the in reality the…

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