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Drawings by Denise, Drawing Academy graduate

Drawings by Denise, Drawing Academy graduate

I have been drawing for years but my work has vastly improved with the Drawing Academy course! I am always looking to make my art better! Denise’s website: notionview.co This is what my work looked like before I started the Drawing Academy course! Just wanted to add that the drawing of the dog was traced from a photo and the vase was an honest still life from a real vase! This, along with my hatching technique is SO much improved! I sold my first two drawings this weekend! Thank you Vladimir! I strongly suggest anyone interested in drawing take your course. I actually graduated from art school in 1995 and never learned to draw from what I see or imagine and was never even taught the correct way to hold a pencil! Your course is EXCELLENT!

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Geisha – drawing in colored pencils

Geisha – drawing in colored pencils

Artwork by Lise Peyser

I am a self taught artist, I learned by reading art books. This drawing was my first attempt of using colored pencils.

I recently enrolled in the Drawing Academy course hope that it will inspire me to do more…

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I was afraid to draw!

I was afraid to draw!

I studied art and design and went down the art route..as you say in your video…many are taught how to be creative but not the fundamentals….It is soooo true!! We had life drawing and still life as part of our classes but never ever were we taught proportions or any of the basic things. I have only just signed up for this course and in such little time I have learnt a lot! I am now looking at things in a different way and I don’t feel afraid of attempting to put pencil to paper anymore. The rules Vladimir establishes in the lessons have been vital and once I understand each video…I, at last, have the perfect basis and confidence to start a proper drawing. Thank you so much IsabelG

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Portrait of an Old Man

Portrait of an Old Man

Painting by Gilberto Mello I did this portrait of an old man based on a photo taken inside a train cabin in Eastern Europe about four years ago. Needless to say I was “painting what I saw” in the picture, and this was before I signed up for Drawing Academy lessons. The fact is, I, and many people who visit me, like the painting, perhaps something in it is actually good – I just don’t know what! Just few facts, the light is weird for sure, the train cabin received light from both sides (again, that’s what I saw), so the man’s face has also highlights on both sides. The cane the man holds was not in the actual position, I placed it where I thought it would make the composition better. Last, I did not care to draw the…

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How do I emphasize important areas in a work of art?

How do I emphasize important areas in a work of art?

Artwork by Johann Krammer

Dear Vladimir,

I do not know if airplanes are an appropriate topic here in this community, but airplanes are a very good way for me to develop my painting skills.

It is much easier for me to paint technical surfaces than it is to paint human faces.

For me, it is the preliminary step to painting human faces (I failed at my first try), so I can learn about the how different painting media behave. But I remember a statement in your videos that it is not important what you are drawing.

My question is not about how to draw or how to paint airplanes, it is more a question of how to guide the interest of the viewer to the most interesting points in a picture.
The picture shows a pilot in his airplane. The picture is not finished now…

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Continuing Inspiration

Continuing Inspiration

Painting by Lois

I am so delighted that I have built a momentum through the continued inspiration of the Drawing Academy lessons and Bonus’ that I enjoy so much! …

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Fascinated by this proud facial expression

Fascinated by this proud facial expression

Drawing by Johann Krammer, Drawing Academy student

I saw this photo in a fashion magazine and was fascinated by this proud facial expression.

The original is from a great German photographer (Sorry, I could not draw from the original, I had only the photo ;-) ).

However, the graphical challenge was rather the headscarf. Around the nose are small corrections necessary. But I was afraid to destroy the image with a few strokes…

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Drawing by Saninny

Drawing by Saninny

I started drawing again this spring after not drawing at all for about 35 years. I was never taught the classical drawing method and have just subscribed to the Drawing Academy course. I used three silver pitchers to practice perspective and the constructive drawing technique presented in the first few lessons of the course. This drawing is done with charcoal pencil on toned pastel paper. In order to make the background a really dark black, I used a compressed charcoal stick and did some smudging with a finger or felt.

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