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.
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…
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