My art story
I have been drawing and painting for many years, but my work was based on copying from photos. I always knew that it should be a better way to create my own art, yet my drawing skills were not good enough to draw from life or imagination. It was taking me a lot of time to find a photo to draw from, and it was never the image I was looking for. So, I decided that I have to find the right art course where I could learn how to draw anything I want.
When I found the Drawing Academy I was pleasantly surprised by its quality and low cost. It offers so much, including a lifetime membership and personal support by tutors…
Artwork by Ana Luisa Perez, Drawing Academy student
I love silver-point. I have been a Drawing Academy student for over a year and learned different drawing techniques and media.
I found the silver-point medium to be a great medium for my drawings.
Thank you very much.
First commission portrait
My first official request by a colleague, who wanted me to do a portrait of her dog, Bonnie, who is passed.
It was a very challenging piece as I had no idea how to render white fur in shadow.
Artwork by Ann Fitzpatrick, Drawing Academy student
I have attached two sketches prior to doing an oil painting for my husbands birthday.
The story behind the painting is a legend about Cape Point or the Cape of Storms, as it was often called many years ago. Sometime towards the end of the 17th century, a Dutch ships captain refused to listen to the advise given to him not to take his ship out to sail around the point as a storm was about to hit the peninsular. He refused to listen and sailed from Cape Town to round the point. The weather did turn and he was unable to get around the point loosing his ship and all on board were drowned. The captain was condemned for eternity to keep trying to get his ship around the point. Fanciful sailors have claimed to have seen the ship through the fog in stormy conditions…
Lady of the cap
Without wanting to copy the master Leonardo here goes a very tenuous attempt of the “Lady of the cap”
Thank you for what you have taught me on your course.
The more I paint, the more I like to portray people and their emotions. My desire to depict my feelings motivates me to do art every day.
I really like the Drawing Academy course, it helps me a lot in improving my art skills.
I enrolled in the Drawing Academy to improve my art skills. Growing up in the Caribbean I did not have the opportunity of getting any art education. However, I always was inclined to draw. I had been browsing the web looking for a class to assist me in improving my skills/knowledge when I cam across the Drawing Academy.
I have been studying the drawing techniques of the old masters.
In this drawing (conte’ and sepia pencils) I have combined the works of two great masters: Bertoia (left) and Raphael (right) and added the bathing pool in the center to combine the two drawings into a new composition. I faded the Raphael nude to add depth.