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Art Competition Winners – Autumn 2014

Art Competition Winners – Autumn 2014

Thank you!

Big thanks to all Drawing Academy Art Competition – Autumn 2014 participants. All entries are listed here »

We are also grateful to all supporters, who voted for the winners.

It is the time to announce the winners.

According to the Competition Rules, there are three full Drawing Academy Memberships to be awarded.

However, we nominated not 3, but 5 winners!

And the Winners are:

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Congratulations to our guest writer!

Congratulations to our guest writer!

Clayton Cogmon Jr. earns free access to the Drawing Course! We congratulate Clayton Cogmon Jr., who published five articles about fine art and received free access to first month of the Drawing Academy “How to Draw” video course. Clayton’s articles: The David » What makes the Mona Lisa famous? » Raphael – The School of Athens » Leonardo da Vinci – the Anatomical Artist » Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling » Kind regards, Drawing Academy team Write Articles about Art and get the Drawing Course free!

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It is never “too late”…

It is never “too late”…

Hi,

We recently received the following message in the Drawing Academy Survey from Omar.

Unfortunately, Omar didn’t provide his contact details; since we have no means to write him back directly, I’m posting this article in the hope that he will see the reply.

Omar’s message:

“I am 78 year young. I have painted and drawn most of my life. And I think that I am pretty good, for being self-taught. I am married for 55 yrs., no children, retired, living on a fixed income.

I was just reading about a painter that recently died. His bio said that from early in his life, he knew that he wanted to be a painter.

I just wish that that could be said about me. I have done everything to make a living except what I wanted to do. Shame, isn’t it? Thanks.”

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Art Competition Winners

Art Competition Winners

Thank you!

We would like to say big thanks to all participants of the Drawing Academy Art Competition – Summer 2014. You can see all competition entries here »

Also, we are grateful to all competition supporters, who voted for the winners by commenting on artworks, liking them on Facebook, tweeting, making G+1 likes and posting on Pinterest.

It has been three months since this competition round started. Now, it is the time to announce the winners.

According to the Competition Rules, there are 3 awards to be given away – full Drawing Academy Memberships.

However, we nominated not 3, but 5 winners!

And the Winners are: …

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Free Membership Award

Thank you!

Every day we read new comments on the Drawing Academy course submitted here:
http://drawingacademy.com/win-free-membership

Thank you very much for your feedback and suggestions.

As promised, we awarded today one contributor with the full access to the Drawing Academy video lessons and bonuses.

And the winner is:

Dean Pridmore

Here is what Dean says about himself…

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Drawing Academy Survey Winner

Drawing Academy Survey Winner

Many thanks to all participants who submitted their opinions and questions about the Drawing Academy course here »

We greatly appreciate all your constructive critiques, suggestions and questions. Your feedback will be used to improve the Drawing Course.

All your questions will be answered via email and the most interesting will be published in our “Ask Tutors Questions” category »

And the winner is:

tina-stonefield-ishiharaTina Stonefield Ishihara

Portrait Painter
Midland Park, NJ – United States

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Congratulations to the Drawing Academy contest winners!

Thank You! First of all, we want to give a big thanks to all of you that submitted art to the Drawing Academy Art Competition. Special thanks to those that voted for and supported the competition participants! Many artists from all corners of the world submitted their art in hopes of receiving the grand prize – the complete Drawing Academy Course. You can see the participants’ stories and drawings here – Art Competition – Archive 2014 » These drawings received hundreds of comments, likes, reTweets, Pins and +1’s on Google+. Every social interaction was counted as a vote. It is the time to announce the participants that garnered the most votes and won the prize! The Winners are: Jayada Camilo Rodriguez Litsa Raftopoulou In addition to three prizes, we have also decided to award: Aviruth Meesupa Sophy Laughing Please accept…

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The 12 Most Essential Skills Every Fine Artist Must Have

12-Most-Essential-Skills-Every-Artist-Must-Have

By Vladimir London

As the Drawing Academy tutor, I’m often asked what skills a proficient artist must have.

In this presentation, I will discuss some of the skills that will help you express your creative abilities to their fullest potential.

The opinions in this presentation come from my personal point of view. You are very welcome to agree or disagree with them and express your thoughts and feedback by commenting on this page.
Here are, in my opinion, the twelve most necessary skills for a fine artist: …

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The Best Ways to Learn Drawing

Video by Vladimir London, Drawing Academy tutor

The Best Ways to Learn Drawing

As the Drawing Academy’s tutor, I am often asked, “What is the best way to learn how to draw?

Many art students have erroneous ideas and excuses that prevent them from learning to draw. Such excuses include:

  • I’m too old or young to start learning drawing.
  • I’m not naturally talented enough to succeed at drawing.
  • It is very difficult to learn to draw.
  • I tried it once, and it didn’t work.
  • I was told that drawing is not for me.

So, let’s begin by busting those erroneous beliefs and then discuss the best ways to succeed…

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