On 21 Mar, 2019 With
Question from Laurie
Hi, Drawing Academy team. I am a completely self taught artist and paint with pastels and oils. My drawing skills are poor; I use photographs, so my lack of drawing skills doesn’t keep me from proceeding. But, I’d really like to improve in that area.
I have a question:
How to learn to see differently?
On 28 Oct, 2018 With
Story and questions from Margaret
How to advise parents of young [under 10] children where to send them for art lessons? I have already told them – they must learn drawing first. However Australia is still in the grip of the expressionists. A look at our premier portrait prize, the Archibald, as well as the rich portrait prize, the Moran, will illustrate this point.
How to advance from the ‘oohs, aahs, aren’t you clever’ of friends and family to works of a professional level of skill, beauty, and elegance?
On 23 Sep, 2018 With
Question from John
I want to learn how to draw rapidly from life. What are the best ways to get accurate values?
On 19 Sep, 2018 With
Question from Helene I would like to enroll in the Drawing Academy as it seems just perfect for learning good drawing skills, and I have one question about your tutoring. Will I be working one-on-one with an instructor? Sincerely, Helene Feedback from Vladimir London, Drawing Academy tutor Dear Helene, Yes, as a Drawing Academy student you will have a personal support…
On 18 Sep, 2018 With
Question from Jerritt
I am interested in taking this course. What kind of career or job can I get with a Drawing Academy diploma? Also, is this a work-at-your-own-pace kind of course?
On 12 Sep, 2018 With
Question from Victoria
I am a portrait painter and narrative painter. Unfortunately, I have had to be dependent on photos because I am unable to do live sittings with my subjects due to time constraints and the ages of my subjects, so my life drawing skills are very weak, though I continue to sketch daily.
Here’s my question – How to get correct foreshortening using values?
On 2 Jul, 2018 With
Artwork by Zora, Drawing Academy student
I am continuing with drawing lessons according to Drawing Academy lesson plan.
In order to learn correctly and understand constructive drawing, face proportions in different views, tonal rendering, hatching, etc., I made this drawing of Amazon’s head. Never, in my wildest dreams I would dare to expect to draw something like this up till now. I consider these drawings as reference drawings to which I can return time and again when drawing from life, as needed.
On 23 Apr, 2018 With
Question from Jessica, Drawing Academy student
I really like the Drawing Academy course; what a great resource for information!
In the video lessons, you often talk about constructive drawing principles. Can you please clarify what they are and how to use them?
I also have challenges with seeing proportions and measuring with a pencil. Can you please explain in more detail how to do that?
On 20 Apr, 2018 With
Question from Cecilia, Drawing Academy student
When submitting a drawing for critique, how is feedback for improvement handled?
On 17 Apr, 2018 With
Question from Theresa Morelli
I am desperately seeking art skills as I have just discovered that I love creating art and beauty. I have been taking watercolor lessons and learning that I need to have drawing skills to continue to grow. I am having difficulty with use of value in my drawings. Can you suggest a means of developing an understanding of value and the application of it?