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…
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?
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?
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.
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?
Question from Cecilia, Drawing Academy student
When submitting a drawing for critique, how is feedback for improvement handled?
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?
Question from Ed Gunderson, Drawing Academy student
I have been using an artist’s modeling app, “Handy” until I am more confident to tackle real humans. Your opinion on modeling apps?
I spent a fair amount of time looking for an online drawing course that wasn’t a waste of time and money. I’m not even sure how I found you, but I’m certainly glad it happened. I will save the review for when I finish, but I will say I greatly appreciate your methods and approach.
While talent is a lovely thing to have, determination wins out in the long haul. I leave you with a favorite quote: “Fascination and discipline are first cousins.”
Question from Peter, Drawing Academy student
I’m a complete beginner and want to learn how to draw man-made objects in perspective like furniture, cars, buildings, etc. Could you advise what is the best exercise to begin with?
Question from Hikalu, Drawing Academy student
I’m very much a beginner. I did learn perspective, and I am now doing practice of hatching. I may be following hatching guide or video lessons, but mine looks very cheap, especially curved lines like a sphere.
What is the difference between yours and mine? I can’t find it, and I don’t know what I should do.
I don’t think quantity of lines matter because Old Masters did excellent hatching with fewer lines. Right?