On 25 Aug, 2014 With
I am currently doing pencil portraits for Gold Star Mothers of their loved ones killed in action in the military. All of my work is done from photos exclusively. I am self taught and have used the 5 pencil method as a learning base. As you have said, this just makes me a copy machine. I really want to put some soul into my drawings, but don’t know how to do this working from a picture. My question is, will you be able to help me achieve this goal by working through your course? …
On 23 Aug, 2014 With
Questions from William
“What is the value of hand painting or drawing in this digital time?”…
On 22 Aug, 2014 With
Questions from Łukasz
– How to reduce time of drawing? I think my pictures are never finished.
– How to learn to use right pencils in right way?
– I tend to press too much while I’m drawing and end up with pictures that don’t look natural.
– And the most important question is, how to train my eye to draw exactly what I see?…
On 20 Aug, 2014 With
Questions from Iuliana
“How to overcome mental blocks holding me back from actually getting in the “stream” of drawing… the fear of not being good enough?”
On 5 Jul, 2014 With
Questions from Patrícia
Which are the most important guidelines, within the creative process, to achieve a meaningful, emotional original artwork?
Your website is really good. Do you have a “social media network” where people (art lovers) could share ideas, doubts, knowings about art and drawing? Also would be interesting to have a bit about history of art…
On 2 Jul, 2014 With
Question from Slater Smith
For the past month, I have been in something of an artistic rut. I cannot call it a creative block, because I get ideas all the time. I just don’t have the technical ability to execute them.
So my question is, how exactly should I study drawing? Maybe focus on one for say a month, then move on to the next area? Or should I study two subjects that are closely related, like architectural drawing and perspective?…
On 25 Jun, 2014 With
Many thanks to all of you that participated in the Drawing Academy Survey.
The survey’s winner has been awarded with the full Drawing Academy Course!
More than 100 participants asked academy tutors their most pressing questions about art, how to improve their drawing skills, and the Drawing Academy course itself. We did our best to answer all of them via email.
Below are our answers to 43 selected questions you might find interesting and helpful…
On 3 Jun, 2014 With
Questions from David P.
I’ve been enrolled in the Drawing Academy for a month now and I’ve learned so much. Your first month’s lessons alone have helped me tremendously with my concept art.
I’m going to an art college right now; it’s okay, but I hate the 5 pencil method. It’s too sophisticated and confusing. I mean, I don’t know anyone who uses it, and I know it’s just not for me…
On 16 May, 2014 With
Question from Jeremy H.
In the Drawing Academy video lessons 26 & 43 you cover drawing a tree which is great, however I am finding I am having difficulty getting a variety of different tree types to look correct as I see them in nature… or my trees kinda all look the same.
Painting trees is so much easier than drawing them! Help! …
On 17 Apr, 2014 With
Question from Stephan, Drawing Academy student
I love and appreciate the Traditional multi-layer oil painting approach of the old masters. So much so, that I intend to create a body of work utilising this approach.
My question is: Where can I source such oil paints and purchase them? Any particular website or Company that possess these oils that are of good, professional Artist’s quality? These oils to venture into this approach could not be found locally. Please provide me with some legitimate source…