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Learning the classical method of drawing

Learning the classical method of drawing

Story and Artwork by Ray Grace (RayinOR)

Vladimir, I am extremely happy to have found your Drawing Academy. I want to thank you very much for what I have learned so far. My art background is kind of pot-luck, so here is some history, because my history has very much impacted how my artwork habits came about and what I must unlearn.

I’ve drawn since I remember, and bought my first set of oils from Sears when at 13 (1949). But art as a career for a young man growing up in eastern Washington State in the 30’s & 40’s was not considered a viable choice. I eventually became an engineer to provide a living for my family, but never gave up artwork, especially portrait art…

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The music of my heart

The music of my heart

Artwork by Litsa Raftopoulou

The music for me is the expression WITHOUT LIMITATION of beautiful feeling that fills the heart, soul, mind and all of human existence…

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Benjamin

Benjamin

Drawing by Dan S.

This is a portrait drawn partially from life and partially from imagination. That is the preliminary sketch is from life and the the rest is from my imagination…

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Walking in the rain

Walking in the rain

Painting by Litsa Raftopoulou

All seasons are very beautiful and when I walk in the rain it is so romantic! I have called my new artwork “Walking in the rain”.

It is something completely different, spontaneous with free strokes and without thinking about the result…

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Drawing by Peter Bajec

Drawing by Peter Bajec

My name is Peter Bajec, I live in Maribor, Slovenia. I am retired M.Sc. Civ. Eng. Buil. Constr. and now 71 years old!

In 2009 I started drawing and painting same kind of “modern realism”. I was browsing free art lessons on the web and trying to learn how to draw and paint. My art education was free internet lessons and many books and some magazines (Leonardo Collection, Malen und Zeichnen)…

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Portrait of a man

Portrait of a man

Artwork by Lucian HRAB, Drawing Academy graduate

I found I like to draw old men portraits. Depicting grey hairs is always a challenge but it seems to work now!

Before, I used to draw with soft grade pencils (4b to 8b); and now I enjoy some brighter tones. For this drawing, I used 4H and 2B…

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