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Still-life artwork critique – How to use constructive drawing

Artwork from Geri, Drawing Academy student

Hi Drawing Academy tutors,

I’ve just registered and look forward to my journey on this art course.

Just to let you know I am a totally self-taught artist and have had no formal art training at all. As a child and young adult I found it quite easy to draw from my imagination but as I got older I started drawing from photos and now I’m even finding it quite difficult just to do that. I enjoy it but it takes me ages to create my artworks.

I’m just scared that I may not be able to break out of old bad habits like copying from photos.

Here’s one still-life I’ve done from life.

Still-life drawing critique

Many thanks
Geri

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Still-life artwork critique

Still-life drawing critique

Artwork by Lynette, Drawing Academy student

Thank you so much for your support. Here’s my drawing I did from life and a photo of the subject.

I am looking forward to your opinion.

Thank you
Lynette

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Portrait studies critique

Portrait studies critique

Sketches and questions from Danielle, Drawing Academy student

Hello,

It has been a while since I sent anything; life has been very busy and hectic. I have been drawing—not as much as I wish, but I have.



These are studies of skulls morphing into the flesh, trying to understand the underlying structure and outer elements.



The structural drawing remains a challenge for me. I do realize, though, that any problem usually stems from not getting the structure right from the beginning. I realize I lack patience in that step; I just want to get going.

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A sketch of a model – Drawing critique

A sketch of a model - Drawing critique

Figurative artwork by Sam, Drawing Academy student

I wanted to send this drawing because I need professional critique. I’m attending weekly life drawing classes locally, but my art teacher doesn’t give any feedback other than “great job.” I know I have a lot to learn in life drawing and showed this sketch to my family; they said it was good, but maybe they just wanted to make me happy.

I would really appreciate if you could tell me what is not right with this drawing and how can I improve.

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Drawings critique – How to render tonal values

Drawings critique – How to render tonal values

Artworks by Angelina, Drawing Academy student

Hello, this is Angelina.

Can you help me with my drawings? I’ve made two drawings from life, including a statue from the art museum. I am having difficulties with grouping the shadows and shading the fabric. Any advice would be helpful.

Thank you

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Portrait Drawing Critique

Portrait Drawing Critique

Self portrait drawing by Tomáš Konrády

I have drawn the portrait as a gift for my grandma.

I used charcoal (white & black). It took me about five hours. I tried to utilize the knowledge that I have gained from the videos on Drawing Academy – mainly about proportions of a head. Fun fact: I had to use a photo due to lack of portable mirror :)

I will be happy for feedback.

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Drawing by Linda Jakobsson

Drawing by Linda Jakobsson

My ballerina

Hi! I’ve been doing art for many years and am now a very busy tattoo artist. I do try to take all my extra time for art, but I feel like I need to take stuff to the next level…

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Portrait drawings critique

Artworks by Johnnie, Drawing Academy student

Hi, I am 62 years old. I have no professional ART Training. I have tried to learn from books and videos. I would appreciate some feedback on my drawings.

Thank you for your time
Johnnie

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