Best guidance! Thank you
I always loved drawing but I never had the proper techniques to learn to master it. Every time I draw I know my drawing is filled with mistakes but I don’t know how to fix them. That is when I decided to look for a guidance from scratch. Gladly I came upon Drawing Academy and I immediately signed up.
It was enlightening, it gave everything I need step by step. I learned how to master classical art with the pencil, to measure the light and shadows and how draw from real life.
It was an amazing experience that I’d recommend to anyone who wants to have a thorough understanding of drawing.
Drawings in graphite pencil I made these still life drawings of cylindrical objects using one point perspective. At the same time, I practice hatching and trying to make interesting compositions.
Toned paper project
This is my attempt at the toned paper lesson – live drawings of two whale skeletons in a nearby museum. To give them proper scale, I chose a full sheet of 140 lb Arches paper split horizontally.
I wanted to convey the immense size of these creatures as best I could. I used masking fluid to provide stark contrast between the background and bones. I prefer the profile drawings over the earlier three quarter views, but I am glad I did them first as I learned much from them.
Story and artworks by Amrita, Drawing Academy graduate
Hi, my name is Amrita. I’m a designer and illustrator and having good drawing skills is very important for my career.
Despite receiving a diploma in animation, I actually didn’t get any education in fine art and was unable to do realistic drawings; I only had cartooning skills.
About two years ago I enrolled in the Drawing Academy course. This was a very smart decision because I was able to learn at home what was missing in my art education. I have learned how to draw portraits and figures, landscapes, and everything I want. Now I understand a human anatomy and have a good knowledge of body proportions. This enabled me to create realistic portraits and draw natural landscapes.
Artwork by Drawing Academy student
Feedback from the Drawing Academy graduate
Painter Stephanie-Gabrielle Sneed
Mostly, I am a Painter, yet painting is like drawing, in its foundation. I suppose my level would be incredible potential. I have made drawings prior, yet after going through the Drawing Academy my drawings excelled. I learned principles of constructive drawing, tonal value, human proportions, perspective, and drawing techniques. Before the course, I almost exclusively painted and now I have knowledge to exclusively draw. I can excel now at both together or separate. After completing the Drawing Academy coursework, I can draw anything! It’s terrific! The clear instruction was awesome. I love how the Drawing Academy is based in traditional, classical methods. I enrolled because I wanted to be able to draw anything and everything. Additionally, the lifetime access to the lectures and demonstrations is a true plus.
I used graphite and charcoal pencil in this drawing. I have been drawing for a couple of years now. But I have not found my own style yet.
I love to draw and just want to get better as I learn. I draw for a hobby and took the Drawing Academy course to start from the beginning as if I don’t know anything. I keep my mind open to learn new things. I know this course is going to help me improve very much.
In The Backyard
I made these drawings of an apple and a walnut in my backyard this summer with graphite pencil on a rough paper. This is my first attempt to draw botanical artworks from life, after I studied Drawing Academy instructions in the related video lessons.
I recently enrolled in the Drawing Academy course and I find it very useful.
Here’s my drawing in graphite of a classical bust.
You raise me up
For nine years since the passing of my dear beloved husband, I have suffered depression. That is until someone introduced me to art. At first, I took it as a source of comfort. Gradually, I found out the beauty of the world in a new way through a new medium.
I feel sensitive to my surroundings, and I am dedicated to improving my art world day by day. I feel joy, pain and every emotion in between throughout my work that fuels my creative drive.