Question from Carl
There is a question, but first the comment. I look forward to my Drawing magazine when it comes. The Spring 2015 issue features the winners of the Shades of Gray contest. The winners were almost exclusively photorealists.
I really don’t understand this exercise and the message that is being sent. On one hand, the magazine includes an article on “Beauty Through Leonardo’s Eyes” and two examples of “Head of a Young Woman.” Looking at these drawings you can awe at the use of line, hatching and appreciation the artist has for his subject. As Vladimir said in a recent post, you instantly recognize the artist. You can imagine him drawing the subject and the appreciation of beauty through his eyes….
Question from Justin
I want to enroll in the Drawing Academy course. Can you provide a suggested shopping list?
I know the first three lessons mention which supplies to get, but a list and possibly places to order online would be fantastic…
Questions from Janice
- Are the lesson assignments different than the content of the lesson? If so, is there a sample of the assignments given with each lesson?
- If the assignment is the actual content of the lesson, is there reference material that can be referred to complete the assignment?
- Is there an example of the type of critique provided when submitting lessons to you?
Question from Helen Can you get a professional career in art if you take the Drawing Academy course? Will people hire you if they knew you learned online and not in an art institution? Are these course videos really more effective at teaching than an art class where you can watch live examples and ask questions as the teacher draws?…
Question from Alex
Is it true that copying from a photo to the very exact small details is not considered art.
Please correct me if I am wrong in understanding this, as I have been so accustomed (since childhood) to the idea that art is drawing something to its exact likeness. Now that I am older, I honestly find copying to the exact details I see to be too tedious and boring…
Question from Ray, Drawing Academy graduate My main interest is portrait and figurative work, and in a portrait, I normally draw then paint a three-quarter or seven-eighths size head. I’m currently using pencil measurement, but haven’t figured out how to scale up and make the drawing larger than what I measure at a distance (even 5 or 6 feet). That…
Question from Daniel, Drawing Academy student Hi, I’m a huge manga, anime and fantasy fan and that’s mostly how I like to draw. What are your thoughts towards this style of drawing combined with this course? And can I choose where to start? For example, my first goal is to become better at drawing manga in a more realistic way….
Question from Chris Hello, I just happened upon your YouTube video. I’m 55 and have suddenly discovered that I love to draw – but despite coming from a family of extremely talented artists who can draw like a photograph, I have sadly never had that ability. Rather than show me how, they would simply show off. I played music instead….
Questions from Gabriel Tapia
Dear Drawing Academy Tutors,
I am very interested in taking your online course. I already read the “FAQ” section in your webpage, but I still have some questions:
1. I admire classical drawing and I would really like to learn more about this topic. Nevertheless, I am rather used to a more “stylized” way of drawing (like the one you can find in American and Japanese comic books) since one of my main goals is to become a comic book artist. Is this course appropriate for me?
2. What kind of materials do I need?
3. If I decide to choose assignments, do I have deadlines for them? How long do I have to submit my assignments? (This information will be very helpful for me to organize my time.) Do these assignments have an additional cost?
4. Is there an additional cost for the “personal critique” service?
5. Does the Diploma of Excellence awarded after the course completion have international recognition?
6. Do you offer painting lessons as well? …
Question from Alex, Drawing Academy student
Is it best to use the traditional pencils mentioned in video 1 of month one, or can we use a lead holder? I often use the Staedtler Mars 2.0 mm pencil for my drawings.
The lead for the pencil can be changed. For example, you can use 2B, HB, 6B and the other traditional hard and soft leads…