Drawing and questions by Suresh, Drawing Academy student
Hello Vladimir and Natalie,
I have recently subscribed to your excellent course and I have learnt a great deal so far.
Ever since I was young I did some form of drawing/sketching, and it was all self-taught. The last time I did any drawing was about 37 years ago!
Recently, for some reason, my interest in art was re-awakened and your website “lit my motivational fire,” so to speak. As the saying goes, “when the student is ready the teacher will arrive;” and here you are, to whom I have gladly subscribed! …
Artwork by Johann Krammer
I do not know if airplanes are an appropriate topic here in this community, but airplanes are a very good way for me to develop my painting skills.
It is much easier for me to paint technical surfaces than it is to paint human faces.
For me, it is the preliminary step to painting human faces (I failed at my first try), so I can learn about the how different painting media behave. But I remember a statement in your videos that it is not important what you are drawing.
My question is not about how to draw or how to paint airplanes, it is more a question of how to guide the interest of the viewer to the most interesting points in a picture.
The picture shows a pilot in his airplane. The picture is not finished now…
Drawing by Ray Habyan, Drawing Academy student
I have started working on this portrait from a photograph.
This portrait was laid out exclusively using known proportions instead of plotting from the photo.
I think the drawing will look darker once I add the background, so I am not going to darken anything at this point.
Questions from Newton Ochieng Olonde, Drawing Academy Art Competition winner Back at home (Kenya) the Art market is very small. The majority of clients say “Art is very expensive”. The few “good” clients like abstract art, which is not really my thing. Lately, I have ventured in book illustrations using computer and drawing tablet. Do you have any useful hints? I aspire to be my best in it. Feedback from Vladimir London, Drawing Academy Tutor Dear Newton Ochieng Olonde, Many thanks for submitting your art for critique. Your works are very good; you definitely have skills and talent. There are a few things, however, that you have to consider as well. I have a feeling that you’re basing your drawings on photos. One of the reasons I awarded you with the Drawing Academy course is to give you a chance…
Artwork by Malvina James, Drawing Academy student Feedback from Vladimir London, Drawing Academy Tutor Hi Malvina, Thank you for your drawing. I like it very much. Well done! I hope you enjoyed the botanical drawing. I can tell that you spent a great deal of time on the background. Next time, you may want try treating the background as optional, suggesting it rather than rendering it completely. Here are some drawings by Russian artists. You can see that even incomplete sketches look very good without fully rendered backgrounds. Once again, thank you for your wonderful artwork. Best regards, Vladimir
Drawing by Ronnie Rayner Larter
This is my latest attempt at drawing a local scene (Lowestoft Lighthouse) using an H and HB graphite pencil. I feel the hatching method has given the drawing an element of life…
As promised, I will give you my feedback on your drawings.
First of all, you have a talent and most importantly, you have a passion. It will lead to results you want to achieve. In regard to drawing techniques, there’s always a room for improvement, no matter how great an artists is.
Here’s what I see in your drawings:
1. You need to learn how to draw what you know rather than copy what you see. This is the most important point from the list. This rule applies to every point below.
2. You are very accurate and want artworks to be perfect. Sometimes less is more. You are an artist and therefore have creative license not to draw with precision every part of a face you see on a photo. You can decide what parts you want a viewer to focus on and render other parts with less attention….
I am a ballet teacher that wants to be a fine artist.
I have studied drawing, painting and sculpture (a little at a time) over the years and am hoping to make painting and sculpture of dancers my main vocation…
Drawings by Malvina James
Good day Vladimir!
I tried to draw portrait of Isabella Brant by Rubens. I really like the original. It was nice experience! Thank you…
Drawing by Luca Molnar, Drawing Academy student
Firstly I would like to say thank you for giving me the chance to study here! I think I have already learnt a lot, even though I’ve just started the curse 3 weeks ago. This is the first I study drawing and it so exciting…