Artworks and story by Nicolae Gherasim, Drawing Academy graduate Well, before starting the Drawing Academy course I was barely able to draw a simple street map for a friend to find an address. After just a few lessons I find myself confident that I can approach certain subjects for my drawings. It was like something new was woken up inside me, something which was there, just sleeping … I’m an avid black and white photographer and sometimes I desperately wanted to create a certain picture I have in mind, a picture that a camera and Photoshop could not create. That is why I decided to learn drawing. Beside all of these I surprisingly discovered a certain peace of mind which is coming every time I am starting to observe and draw. Nicolae Gherasim’s website: www.gherasim.com
Drawing by Danny, Drawing Academy student
Thank you Vladimir and Natalie for this excellent Drawing Academy.
I had learned a great deal about classical drawing, my art skills and drawing techniques are growing every day.
This is my self portrait, I’ve done it in H2 pencil…
Feedback from Christy Olsen
Before I enrolled, I was at an intermediate level. I took the course to expand on linear perspective and figure drawing. After completing the course, I have a better understanding of linear perspective and have practiced many of the exercises. My drawing has improved as a result and so has my painting.
This course helped me clarify some key concepts after watching the demonstrations and definitely pointed out the professional way to do things. This is important to me because I am studio art teacher…
Artwork by Phuong Ptak
This is the portrait of a young Vietnamese girl. I made this portrait after a post card from a photo. It was a long and difficult painting for me, because I am just an amateur. I know that it is not perfect but I am proud of it…
Artwork by Vicky
I just wanted to draw it when I saw her eyes. It’s attractive.
Drawing by Jos Hogeling (Jogem), Drawing Academy students
This drawing is made last year…
Artwork by Donald Fowler
The drawing and painting of my mother’s puppy…
From Jorge Padilla, Drawing Academy Graduate My drawing skills’ level before I took this course was none. I had no training at all. I had the desire to learn how to paint and draw for a very long time, but this was only a dream, because I spend most of my time working in a foreign country (English is not my native tongue). Attending an art academy was not an option (no time, I just got in to my 50s, a family to support, etc…). First, I enrolled in the Web Art Academy and then took the Drawing Academy course as well. Finally, I was able to learn at home at my own time and speed. In addition, I learned English – very good deal, isn’t it ? Here, the language was not a barrier, because, the lessons are very…
By Norsky, Drawing Academy graduate
I have taken tons of courses online and in person and I can tell you that this was very structured and had a lot of tricks that helped me greatly to improve my artwork. I would tell others who are frustrated to sign up for this course and take to heart all that is offered here so you can become a professional.
I already have two orders for portraits and that is something since I couldn’t quite get the right likeness of the model but now I can nail it!
Thanks again I appreciate all you do!
Ryan Wallace, Drawing Academy graduate
Before I enrolled in the Drawing Academy my drawing skills were pretty basic, I was self taught mostly and only drew on a flat surface using a pen-type grip, with a basic knowledge of perspective, form, shape, light, shadow, line, tone and texture, making drawings in pencil and charcoal.
Now I have a broader knowledge of classical drawing with the subjects as above – using an easel, drawing board, using different grips and drawing from wrist, elbow and shoulder for broad strokes, also I learned how to transfer drawings, make a ground for silver point and how to use silver point, make washes for conte, chalk and colour pencil, how to use pen and ink and learned a great deal about art history…