My name is Wassim Touir and I’m 18 years old.
I started drawing since I was 5 years old, and I began to learn by myself through internet videos and free e-books, but I figured out that I wasn’t improving very much so I really wanted to sharpen my drawing skills by learning from the old masters and I found that Drawing Academy is the best place where I can benefit from the knowledge and the support giving by the academy tutors.
From Within to Without
I have always dreamt of becoming an artist since I was a child yet never had the chance to realise this dream. I’ve been taught that one can never make a living as an artist and that pretty much affected the choices I’ve made. I did not choose to pursue art in school and when I finally decided that I wanted to in university, it was too late because I didn’t have the pre-requisites.
I am a sessional teacher. However, I don’t teach art but I have come to the realisation that art can play a part in peoples lives that few other subjects can. I would like to teach drawing in particular, as this form totally absorbs the mind and can relax students that are stressed. I find there are few teachers that can actually draw well and if I am going to teach drawing I need to be as good as I can be.
Drawing by Greg Lumberjack sr.
Greg Lumberjack, born in Rose Valley Sask. in 1966. I moved to Regina in the early 70s..and have lived here most of my life. My art interest didn’t come to life until I got a pencil in my hand and made little sketches of animals, cars and other scenes.
Art is a Conversation with Yourself
I have been drawing off and on for some years. until recently I started getting into painting and different medias. And realize art has endless opportunities, and that is what keeps my drive for art to keep going.
I want to win the Drawing Academy course to better myself and my art so I could become more comfortable with putting my art out there as well as making it a source of income.
I am a retired professional engineer and have comparatively recently taken up art again. From childhood I have been interested in art and have just found a watercolour I did at age 10, and think it shows some understanding of the effects of light on a subject.
At school I ‘did’ art but completely opted out after my English/Art teacher aggressively criticised something I was working on.
Beautiful Trees in Kenya
I began painting 10years ago. I fell in love with Art while I was in Rome. I visited the Vatican and Trevi Fountain. After which I flew to Paris and visited The Lourve. I have travelled a many places while I was in the Airline Industry.
Every image tells a story
I am a retired professional graphic designer and illustrator. Over the fifty years I worked in that profession I worked to create illustrations that sold a product or told a story. After retiring continued to paint images that allowed my viewer to write their own story as that looked at each of my paintings.
My Artist Wants Out
Art has always been a part of my life. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. My great uncle was a wood worker, both of my parents can draw and all of my brothers and sisters can draw. When I was around 13 or 14, my father brought home a book he had picked up in Florida. It was “Faeries” by Alan Lee and Brian Froud. I was completely hooked! This book indulged my curiosity and lit a fire inside of me. I drew from that book religiously. However, I could never render my own images as well. I still can’t.