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…
The man with a turban
This is my first drawing after starting the Drawing Academy course.
It is made in HB graphite pencil, from a drawing by Bellini – The man with a turban…
Thank you for the Course!
I am extremely happy to have found and studied at the Drawing Academy. I am tremendously pleased and delighted with what I have learned. Your feedbacks have been both encouraging and thought provoking, focused on improvement.
I wanted to study a BFA as a mature student. I have 25 years experience as a teacher in the Middle East, I studied the curriculums of most art courses and found that in todays Art colleges there is no place for drawing skills. For me that’s a corner stone to learning art. Once learned one can digress but it’s the backbone of art…
My dream to learn Academic drawing came true!
Before I took the Drawing Academy course I was taking watercolor and drawing classes privately from different teachers, but I felt that something was missing. I wanted to understand the basis of academic drawing that my teachers could not give me properly.
I’m very glad I enrolled in Drawing Academy. The knowledge this course is providing helped me to progress more quickly…