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Artwork by Gaye Forbes

Artwork by Gaye Forbes

Butterfly in Waiting

I’ve always wanted to be an artist. I was voted most artistic in high school and wanted to be a fashion illustrator, but life got in the way and I wasn’t able to go to art school as I had wished. I’ve taken classes and workshops here and there but could never devote much time to it as a single mother with most of the financial responsibility for my child. Now that I am retired, I feel this is my last chance to become an accomplished artist and draftsman. I need to build my skills again and it looks like the Drawing Academy courses would help me to do that. I feel like it’s now or never. I would love to have the opportunity to take these classes and develop my skills and fulfill my dream to be an excellent artist.

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Artwork by Hailee

Let’s get some shoes

I’m a college student working on my bachelors. This was my final for drawing 2. It’s a light analysis done with white charcoal on dark canson paper. I think art is rooted in our spirits. It’s our desire to create.

I’m always looking to improve. To be a better observer of life. The challenge is learning to see with your eyes and not your brain.

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Story Anish Babu N V

I am an artist (specialized in graphite & charcoal), who is interested in precision and detail.

Art is like a meditation to me. When I am drawing, it helps me to forget everything and the mid will be cool and calm.

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Drawing by Justine Kummer

Insidium mouse

I grew up the youngest of 3 my mother is parcially paralyzed I take care of her and drawing is my getaway I draw what I feel, see, or think of.

Drawing is a part of me its who I am and all I have that’s my own in my drawings I can be who and what I want to be.

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Artwork by Fred Halla

Artwork by Fred Halla

Visual Arts in Tanzania

My name is Fred Halla, an Artist and art Teacher for secondary school (IGCSE).

I started as a self taught and later on attended formal art education at the University of Dar es Salaam 2002 -2005.

I live and work as an art teacher who doesn’t have enough time to produce my personal artistic works rather than instructing. I would like to learn about Figure and Portrait Drawing as human body is a challenging subject/ object as it requires a lot of technical skills in which Drawing Academy is a right place for me.

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Drawing by Enrico Viselli

Drawing by Enrico Viselli

The Pope of Carmine Street

I have always been an artist but I never had time or money to take art classes. Instead I would spend a lot of time in the museums of New York City. There were periods when I would buy supplies and produce a drawing that had promise but second and third attempts at the same subject resulted in a terrible mess.

So I am hoping to develop a way of working that produces consistently satisfying drawings.

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Artwork by Noelle Craig

Artwork by Noelle Craig

The Ties That Bind

My name is Noelle and I am primarily a self taught artist.

The majority of my recent work is colored pencil.

This, for years, has been my outlet for relaxation, working through difficult situations, and sometimes, simply keeping my hands busy.

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Drawing by Jasmine W.

Drawing by Jasmine W.

Furry Friend

My name is Jasmine. I’m a visual artist. I love drawing and painting. I have always loved creating and expressing myself through art.

Art has played a huge part in my life, I remember when I was younger and in school art class was always my happy place and the place where I could be free to create anything I wanted without judgment, without rules, and in peace. I was bullied a lot at school but, in art class, the bullies didn’t exist and there wasn’t any judgment or harsh words, it was just me in my happy place creating what came to my mind freely. My entire family would buy me art supplies give me, pencils, crayons, paints, paint brushes, or sometimes even buy my art to encourage me to keep going for my dreams and to keep exploring my creative side. With my childhood friends, we bonded when we create art on the sidewalks with chalk or on canvas with paints and create stories for each of our drawings or paintings.

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Drawing by Mohammad Sadegh Hosseini

Drawing by Mohammad Sadegh Hosseini

The spirit of painting

I am a mechanical engineering student and live in small town in IRAN.

Drawing and painting are a big piece of my life and soul bigger than a half. I want to everybody see what I draw with my soul and feelings.

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Artwork by Chuck Gilliam

Artwork by Chuck Gilliam

Artwork Defining an artist

Mr. Gilliam was born into a military family. This offered him an opportunity to travel and see much of this country. These travels afforded him a great source of materials on which he has based his illustrative works; and provided him insight into his new vocation, writing. With three children of his own, he has only added to his resources for illustrations and writings. Plus, many years of working as a professional illustrator and graphic designer, he has found himself in a position of determining images and words to sell an idea.

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