Vladimir London – the Drawing Academy founder
Fine Artist, Art Teacher, Writer and Entrepreneur
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Vladimir’s Vision, Purpose and Mission:
Fine art created to portray the beauty and purpose of life
To Help Fine Artists Achieve Success
- To show
To reanimate and promote genuine values of Classical Fine Art, and continue the traditions of the Old Masters, passing them to new generations of artists.
- To teach
To provide proper and professional education, keeping the classical art techniques alive, share the knowledge of marketing skills and methods.
- To inspire
To encourage artists to seek inspiration in true values of the Classical Fine Art and develop an individual creative style based on the rich heritage of the art knowledge and craftsmanship.
About Vladimir London
Vladimir London has created multiple educational materials for fine art students which are greatly beneficial for fine artists who want to develop their drawing skills and gain new confidence in their creativity backed up with the ability to draw professionally.
These books are exposing the contemporary fine art market, and provide valuable information on how fine artists can create and develop their personal brands, and profit from their art in the creative environment that is shifting to the digital marketplace rapidly.
As he points out in this 4-part video series, the contemporary art education leads to some erroneous ideas in fine art and drawing in particular. Vladimir exposes these knowledge and skills gaps and provides practical advices how to develop proficient art skills.
This Guide is a very useful source of information for art students interested in traditional oil paintings techniques. It reveals essential rules of oil painting together with necessary materials used by the Old Masters. It also explains in detail the multi-layer oil panting technique that has almost been forgotten since the Renaissance. The information on the multi-layer approach covers such topics as oil painting grounds, underdrawing, imprimatura, underpainting, dead colour layer, overpainting, glazing, scumbling, and varnishing.
Vladimir is continuously working on creating new educational materials for fine art students, who follow him from all over the world. He regularly publishes those video lessons and books online in digital formats.
Here is what Vladimir London says:
My biggest passion is to share the knowledge and experience and be useful to other people who follow my path toward success in fine art. I like helping others. The comprehension that my personal example and valuable resources create for students, helping them to achieve success in fine art, fascinates me and gives me a sense of self-fulfilment and satisfaction.
You are very welcome toor visit educational websites, which provide valuable information on how to become successful in fine art, and how to improve your painting and drawing skills. If you do so, I am promising to send you some e-mails in the future. When e-mails from me hit your mailbox I want to make sure you get the most valuable info, and I want you to believe that it comes from a reliable source. That means trusting me!
I know beyond doubt that you would receive amazing and valuable information, advices and know-how on topics which interest you – how to become a successful fine artists, how to develop needed skills of traditional oil painting and drawing, how to build your personal fine art brand, how to market yourself on the contemporary art marketplace, and how to benefit financially from your art on new emerging markets in digital era.
This experience and knowledge did not come to me overnight. It was accumulated, learned, and practiced during many years of education and a creative career. I have drawn and painted for as long as I can remember. The fine art painting and drawing knowledge I have today started with the art education that came from intensively studying easel drawing and painting for 15 years from the age of nine.
I was fortunate to get very professional fine artists as art teachers. My fine art education combines three separate 5-year courses – Fine Art School where I studied Drawing, Painting, History of Art, Decorative Arts, and Sculpture. Then it was the 5-year course at the Academy of Art, department of Easel Painting and Drawing. And finally, I spent five more years obtaining the university degree, and becoming a professional fine art teacher.
Since then fine art has been an essential part of my professional life. After graduation I was painting in oil and watercolour and did exhibitions in Europe and North America. My artworks found their home in collections in the USA, Canada, UK, Finland, Holland, Germany, Poland, France, Spain, and many other countries.
Presently I am teaching fine art students over the Internet as it helps to provide value to so many people around the world who would not be able to benefit from me otherwise. No more limitations of time or countries borders constrain the way students can learn skills and techniques of drawing, painting, and fine art marketing from me.
Many of my fine art students write me telling that my How to Draw video lessons and fine art books have been a great teaching resource and inspiration to them. They share their success stories, which you may find here
To your creative success,