Drawing and story by Kat
When I finished high school, I asked my parents if I could go to Art university. Long story short, they were of the opinion that it will not put bread on my table and that art school was only attended by druggies. My art teacher at high school tried to convince my parents that I was talented and to please let me go to the art university in the town where I lived. I was actually forbidden to go. I became an office manager, but art and creativity has always been a part of my life.
Drawing by Angelica Ozuna
My name is Angelica and Im from Mexico city. I study music, I want to be a professional violinist.
Artwork by Shanti Ranjan Sanyal
I am a health care professional in NHS and an amateur artist.
Art is not mere a leisure activity for me but helps me to de stress myself, in other words art is healing for me in my daily struggle.
I need this course and your expertise
9 years ago I graduated from an art college. I was extremely excited and was looking to accomplish my dream of becoming a professional artist.
Today I am a full time artist with a successful art studio. I also teach private lessons to selected clients on one-on-one basis. Through the years I have motivated young artist to never stop studying art. We can never say we know it all. It also so happens that lots of my students enrolled at universities and competed their master degrees in art. I am still their own private tutor that will always play a role in their lives.
I am 82 years old retired university professor. About 3 years ago I started painting, with no previous experience. I am still straggling.
Artwork by Theja Rhitso
I discovered my love for art at a very young age and has been drawing and sketching regularly since then. It has helped me to be more conscious and understanding of my surroundings.
Artwork by Edgard Nogueira
I am a humble artist from Brazil, I like to draw comics, cartoons, happy and colorful stuff, and I love oil painting! I just like to make the world a beautiful place, one painting at a time. Art is a way to tell something to the world through my eyes, a way to say “Hey, this is how I this thing would look if it had more colors!”. I just love art, man.
Artwork by Ginny Crager
I am a self-taught artist even though I taught art in the High School for a number of years. I was just told guess what you are the Art teacher now!
Drawing by Christopher Pam
My name is Christopher Pam I am from Nigeria. Ever since I was six I began to pick up my pencil to draw. That was when art first called me. Art is my life it’s everything to me and I want to be great at it.
I believe I have potential and that the Drawing Academy can unleash the artistic genius in me, with the classical techniques of the great old masters.
I want to learn
My name is Ute and I am from Germany. I have been drawing and photographing for a long time now, on and off. I also trained as a kind of camera and editing assistant for TV and played around with 3D-Programs a bit.
But I am seriously lacking in life drawing skills and everything concerning colored work. I never had real training in drawing or painting, just some books and youtube over the last years. Everything I did so far was using photographs and grids. But this reaches its limits pretty soon.
I would like to study the underlying theory of sizing, anatomy, painting techniques, brushwork and so on, the basics. I then can maybe start to develop my own style instead of just trying to copy photographs.