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.
Pencil on paper, 22×30″
Portrait drawing by Curtis P., Drawing Academy student
This is my little cousin. He loves baseball. I drew it for his parents…
Story and drawing from Helga Parker
I started painting in oil 6 years ago, but for many years have been interested in fine art. I have visited a lot of art museums (Paris, Boston, Venice, Rome, London, Edinburgh just to name a few) and need to visit them again. I had a great Professor in my undergraduate education in his Humanity course and Literature. He taught me to see works of art in a new way and not just looking at a painting…
Oil Painting by Dan S., Drawing Academy graduate
Previously, I had submitted a portrait that attempted to deal with full direct lighting. This portrait attempts to project three dimensional volume by utilizing light so that the face is half in shadow. This particular subject and approach is inspired by the paintings of Zhaoming Wu. I think in addition to providing volume and depth to a painting or drawing, deep shadow adds mystery to the subject…
It has been a long time since the last time I submitted my work for critique, but it does not mean I have stopped drawing. In fact, I have been learning classical architecture for some time, and I would like to share with you one of my drawings…
Feedback from a Drawing Academy graduate
I am Bader Hamud Almohiawy from the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier this year, I enrolled in the Drawing Academy course and Anatomy Master Class.
I’m very glad I went through these two courses. I benefited a lot, learning traditional drawing techniques as well as a human anatomy for artists.
The information I found in these courses were very useful for me and helped greatly in improving my figurative drawing skills…
My name is Sántha Hajnalka. I’m 48 and live in Romani, Hungary. All my life I wanted to learn how to draw, but only now I’m have time to practice drawing…
Portrait in Winter
I’ve been working to develop my portrait skills to depict realism in both deep shadow and full frontal lighting. Capturing the physical depth and three dimensions in full lighting is not easy and requires the ability to “turn the form” very subtly as it turns away from the primary light source into “dark light” and finally into shadow…