I have been studying the drawing techniques of the old masters.
In this drawing (conte’ and sepia pencils) I have combined the works of two great masters: Bertoia (left) and Raphael (right) and added the bathing pool in the center to combine the two drawings into a new composition. I faded the Raphael nude to add depth.
Self-portrait by Edward Pan
This is one of my self-portraits. I would like to know what I can do to improve…
It has been a long time since the last time I submitted my work for critique, but it does not mean I have stopped drawing. In fact, I have been learning classical architecture for some time, and I would like to share with you one of my drawings…
Hello, I am a 16 year old aspiring artist, and in need of your help. Here’s my drawing of a marble bust. I had trouble drawing and shading the statue’s hair. I would like to know what you think of it and what should I improve on. Your help is very much appreciated, thank you…
Artworks and questions from Gustavo, Drawing Academy student
Hi Vladimir and Natalie,
Please see below some of my artworks. How can I improve my portrait drawing skills? I know I have to practice, but what and how?
Your thoughts are highly appreciated!
Critique by Vladimir London, Drawing Academy tutor
Many thanks for your email and drawings. You told me that you have been drawing from photos for some time and now want to re-learn how to draw from life and imagination, but have some concerns about your progress.
Don’t be hard on yourself, many art students would be glad to have your drawing skills.
There are, however, few things you can start working on right now. Let’s start from the beginning: …
I’m 73, but learning. I love the Drawing Academy course. I have drawn things for paintings, but only to paint what I see. That’s my art background!
We are never too old to learn
Thank you for your course. I am enjoying it immensely and learning a lot at the same time.
At 70 I have a way to go but as they say we are never to old to learn…
I’m trying to improve my drawing techniques
I want to thank Vladimir and Natalie for providing such a wonderful experience. I had no training in art at all. In fact, I did not really draw or paint anything until I turned 54. It was the Drawing Academy course that got me started. I have a very LONG path ahead, but at least I have begun. The journey is the point, right…