Back to basics
I am a retired educator whose greatest wish when I retired was to learn to use watercolors.
I had never taken an art class in my life despite always sketching when I had time.
When I became aware of the challenges of using watercolors, I needed to really focus on my drawing skills. I read what I can find, and I try various exercises but I know that learn best when I have a planned course and clear understanding of the outcomes.
I am hoping that Drawing Academy will provide me with that foundation.
The simple dignity of the past
I am a 75 year old retired man. I have dabbled in art all of my life but was not able to dedicate much time to it. Now that I am retired and less able to do the landscaping and home improvement work I used to enjoy, I have more time for art.
It is now one of the few things I can accomplish to gain personal satisfaction. I would, of course, like to get better in my art and even imagine I might someday sell some of my work and recoup some of the expenses I spent to create it.
Myself Arun H, studying civil engineering.
Art is the first preference for me, it’s my passion.
Hi, my name is Esther and I am an art enthusiast.
I have always wanted to learn the technique behind drawing accurately and I feel Drawing Academy is the place that can help me learn that!
I have tried on my own in the past years to teach myself through different videos and articles I find online but it has left me with many holes in my fundamentals.
A brief bio of Jack Adams
The art career of Jack Adams is a testimony to the survival of a right-brained person in our left-brained word! Jack inherited the gift of drawing from his Grandfather. And his parents supported the talent as a hobby, not a career. His father was in the Army and hoped for Jack to graduate from West Point. But in his senior year in High School , Jack discovered the annual competition held by Fisher Body for aspiring young car designers. He submitted a sleek, black , high-finned model… and won! General Motors advised Jack to study at the Art Center College of Design in LA. He applied there, and dutifully , he also applied to West Point…the United States Military Academy. He was accepted to both. He went to West Point. Upon graduation however, he asked for an assignment in Air Defense Artillery (the sole purpose of which was to be assigned to a Nike Missile base in Los Angeles, in order to attend Art Center at night-school). And he found his purpose in the “Grand Scheme” of things…. Design.
They were once young
I am a retired NYPD Lieutenant and former captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces. For the past thirty years I have been a United Methodist pastor. Due to my background that can be stressful at times, I find that art keeps me centered and provides calm in my life.
If I have any challenges in my art, and there are many, I would say the fundamentals of drawing would be one. The other would be getting a good handle on color and color mixing.
Art is a beautiful skill that I wish I could acquire!
Hi everyone, I’m Salh and I’m a 23 guy from Algeria. I’ve been introduced to art a few years back by a friend and I have fallen in love with it ever since, the way it allows me to see more colors where ever I look and the way simple things are all of a sudden much more complicated and interesting, the sky is no longer a solid blue and a rock is no longer a block of randomness, I absolutely love being able to see more of the world.
I am Robert Lenssen, 49 years old/young, I live in Putten in the Netherlands.
I love to draw, but I don’t have any art education, so I think this is my chance to win the Drawing Academy course and learn professional drawing techniques.
Art is the finest human expression
I’ve been trying to win this course for a while now! Oops.
I’ve have been paying close attention to the Drawing Academy for over a year now. I’ve been struggling with fighting the worst enemy: myself.
AM I FINALLY ON THE RIGHT TRACK?
Yes! I think I am. Now that I’ve found the Old Masters Academy and the Drawing Academy, I definitely will be able to improve my art. With such precise and concise drawing and painting lessons I believe I will be able to understand the traditional methods and techniques and implement them in my own artwork.
I am 66 years old and I took my retirement 10 years ago. I was a coordinator and surgical assistant in oral surgery. Being a mother of four children and having a very demanding profession I never had time for my personal interests. I always deeply loved drawing and painting.