I am working on the Anatomy Master Class course. I am on lessons “How to draw a portrait”, drawing the head from the neck-shoulders up.
I find that I cannot quite render the right proportions of the head. I think it has to do with the circumference of the base of the neck oval, then the length of the clavicle. I cannot get this right.
Could you enlighten me on what I am doing wrong and how to correct it?
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.
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.
I painted this portrait from a live model in 7 sessions of 3 hours each.
Sketches and questions from Danielle, Drawing Academy student
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.
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.
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.
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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