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Artwork by JAQUI MILES

Forshortened Man

For many years I believed that I had limited talent. I compared myself to others and found myself lacking. In my 60’s, I challenged myself by taking art courses at the college level. In this community of students much younger than myself I discovered that I excelled! I never earned less than an A for my work. i was complimented on my willingness to try any medium and usually make it work for me.

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Painting by Alice Powers

Painting by Alice Powers

I am excited to enter the drawing academy competition. I recently retired from being a public health nurse (RN). One of my goals for retirement is to develop my art skills.

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Drawing by Deborah Battle

Enhancing My Skills

I am a disabled veteran. Since I stopped working in 2004, I have not been one to just sit around. I had drawn a little since 1978. I felt that I was not good enough to pursue art as a profession, so I went on to do something else. I started drawing at the age of seven.

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Drawing by Naliel Jenkins

Drawing by Naliel Jenkins

Hopes and desires to elevate my work professionally

Hello! I’m a self-taught freelance artist originally from BC, Canada. I’ve been drawing for most of my life, with major influences from comic and manga works and hope to one day get my own comic drawn and published.

Art is a very important part in my life and allows me to tell the stories and ideas in my head to other people through illustration. I originally started drawing when I was little by copying the drawings on the back of my chalkboard boxes, drawing the cartoons I watched, or drawing animals for my friends in grade school. The major thing that compelled me to get better was the frustration when I couldn’t translate my ideas to paper. Because my art style was more manga influenced and I shied away from expressionism, I had a poor experience with my high school art teachers and it pushed me to not pursue formal training and use book and online resources as a means of training myself.

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Artwork by John Slater

I need your help

Greetings to all. I have been painting and drawing for about 40 years on and off. Many years ago I was an aspiring artist and realized early on after showing my pictures in libraries and anywhere I could that I was going to be a hungry boy so I went into the factories and learned the manufacturing trade that paid much better than art.

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I like art, I’ll make you love art

Olaniel Art

Becoming an artist has always been my lead dream, I’m not surprised I’m living it now. Every new day opens a door of challenges of which i take on. Of a truth my utmost desire is to express myself with my pencils and to make others see what I see

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Artworks by Mary M Irving

Becoming Birthday Boy

Hello, I am a 66 year old woman who wants to draw and paint human faces and bodies better. As a watercolor fanatic, I have learned that having a grand drawing is the basis for a delightful watercolor outcome. As a beginning sketch and drawing person, I find that I enjoy making an expressive drawing just on general principle.

Art is one of my forms of therapy – I began painting 16 years ago after suffering a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident. I wanted to learn how to create form with color. Now, I want to create more lovely color forms due to creating a great foundational drawing. I paint from many personal photos of my children and grandchildren. I paint from my life and those scenes that are memorable or inspirational to me – practicing old and learning new techniques along the way.

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Artwork by Arpine Sargsyan

Artwork by Arpine Sargsyan

I am an Instructor of English at the University. I am 42 years old. I have been painting for two months. I started it as a try for a hobby. I am in love with painting. It opened a whole new world for me. I don’t take any classes in art as I don’t manage because of my busy day at the University.

I always paint at night, when I can afford time. I try to learn from online sources, but they are not in correct arrangement and I feel I need an organised course. I want to learn anything in art. Drawing academy fascinated me, because of the openness it explains something. The art pieces discussed are amazing.

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Watercolor by Jean-Pierre Missistrano

Jean-Pierre Missistrano at the Drawing Academy

Watercolor by Jean-Pierre Missistrano

My name is Jean-Pierre Missistrano.

I am at the end of my professional medical career, I am a masseur-physiotherapist that I have been practicing for over 40 years in France, where I live, also as “therapeutic art”, even reimbursed by the social security.
Art is essential in my life, I even think it’s a “lifestyle”.

Art is the primary expression of the human being, it is his way of speaking, watching, writing, listening, doing, drawing.

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