Question from Qui, Drawing Academy student
Is it really important to draw on A2 size paper? Do I need to use a drawing board or drawing on a desk is acceptable?
Question from Thomas
I would like to learn classical drawing techniques and have some questions regarding this drawing course.
- Do I have to complete all the assignments within 3 months?
- Should I study drawing in the sequence of this course videos?
- Do I have to study daily or weekly?
- Is it compulsory to draw from life or reference photos will be provided?
- Can I pay monthly for this course?
Thanks and best regards
Question from Brian
If drawing from photos is not good then what should I draw for practice?
Question from Emily, Drawing Academy student
I have been having a lot of trouble lately with drawing figures in different positions and at different angles. I’ve attempted many times to depict figures in a scene from imagination, and almost every time I have had to erase and re-work an area multiple times and still not have the angles or details correct. I have practiced drawing human figures and am able to depict them with overall accuracy, but unless I have a clear reference for a particular pose, it seems that I just can’t visualize the lines for drawing it. I would like to become more proficient in drawing figures from imagination, but in the meantime, I have been considering getting an artist’s mannequin to use for a reference. Are these a good tool to use? Or is there a better means for drawing figures accurately?
Artwork and question from Sietske, Drawing Academy student
I struggle to get the proportions right from the side view. Can you please give some advice. I especially struggle with the ear placement.
Using a pencil, you can measure from life:
- Vertical alignments
- Horizontal alignments
- Cross points
- Relative proportions
Question from Johann, Drawing Academy student
I hope you are fine!
This question has not left my head for some time:
Why can I immediately recognize the mistakes in my pictures when I look at the painting in the mirror?
When I look at my pictures, I often do not see my mistakes. I can feel that something is wrong, but I cannot say exactly where the mistake is. But when I look at the picture in the mirror, I recognize the mistake immediately. Why is that? Is my eye in the habit of cheating?
Question from Raise
I need some advice on hatching.
I don’t know how to get a gradient tone. How do I show the difference between dark, light, and mid-tone values by varying strokes?
How do I hatch depending on the shape of an object?
Question from Mike, Drawing Academy student
I recently discovered a Russian book called “Основы учебного академического рисунка.” Although I don’t speak Russian, I really like studying from it.
Can you give any advice on how to study from a book? Is just copying the drawings enough?
Do you believe that it is better to start from the beginning of the book or to study the things you are interested in?
Artworks for critique from Danielle,
Drawing Academy and Anatomy Master Class student
I am working on the Anatomy Master Class course. I am on lessons “How to draw a portrait”, drawing the head from the neck-shoulders up.
I find that I cannot quite render the right proportions of the head. I think it has to do with the circumference of the base of the neck oval, then the length of the clavicle. I cannot get this right.
Could you enlighten me on what I am doing wrong and how to correct it?