On 24 Sep, 2015 With
Artworks by Lisa Lieber, Drawing Academy student
I have just started the drawing course and I love it! I am in my second week and have already learned so much and have gained a lot of skill. I know I will continue to grow! I am sending in a portrait drawing for critique, ( I also included a drawing of vases from the class).
I have included a portrait done by Natalie Richy to help explain my question. To me my portrait shows great improvement from my past attempts, but doesn’t look like art ( or at least not what I hope to create). Natalie’s does! Can you help me understand what I am seeing and not seeing? I appreciate any thoughts and comments …
On 2 Aug, 2015 With
Drawing by Carl, Drawing Academy student
I want thank the Drawing Academy and the other students. It inspires me to work harder and to try and get better all the time. I will admit it does get frustrating because my skill level limits what I see in my mind’s eye. I have been focusing on portraits of the human face because this seems to be the most difficult…
On 25 Jul, 2015 With
Still-life drawing by Bill T., Drawing Academy student
I have just joined the Drawing Academy and begun exploring the videos. This my first go at drawing basic shapes…
On 17 Jul, 2015 With
Artwork by Dan S., Drawing Academy student
Here is a still life that depicts all of the tools needed by the the sketch artist.
It is drawn in two-point perspective with the light from above and to the left slightly.
The drawing includes a sketch book at the foundation, a supplementary drawing text (for that extra bit of information) by an Italian artist ( who better than the Italians?), several pencils of varying hardness, including the workhorse “HB” variety and a couple of sanguine pencils thrown in as well. It also includes five erasers (three gum and two rubber) because some of us need more erasing than others, an Exact-o sharpener to keep those pencils razor sharp, a soft brush to brush away the rubber bits (or cracker crumbs after a quick snack – even artists have to eat)…
On 12 Jul, 2015 With
Artwork for critique by Curt, Drawing Academy student
This my first attempt at drawing a vase. I’ve included the vase itself. The widest part was at eye level.
Thanks in advance for your help…
On 3 Jun, 2015 With
Artworks by Javier, Drawing Academy student
I always liked to draw, but I never learned to have a solid foundation in traditional drawing skills.
A short time ago I wanted to dedicate myself to learning seriously, and so I enrolled in the Drawing Academy. I’m very pleased with the course.
I’m learning a lot with lessons and exercises. This course provides a solid foundation, and I noticed my progress in this short time.
I would like to show you some of the drawings I have done by following the first lessons: drawing in perspective, drawings of still-life objects, drawing by rendering shades and drawing of a front and profile face…
On 11 May, 2015 With
Drawing by Daniel B Sibley
This is a drawing in graphite portrait of a man in 3/4 view. This was an attempt to work with a very broad range of values from very dark to high light. The highlights are very lightly hatched white paper background. The hair and pupils were done in 8B pencil…
On 30 Mar, 2015 With
Artwork by Johann Krammer, Drawing Academy graduate
This picture shows the face of a 79 year old lady. A very energetic and fun-loving woman, who are written her 79 years of life in her face. Her every wrinkle tells a new story…
On 17 Jan, 2015 With
I have a trouble with 3/4 view portraits. How can I improve this portrait proportions? Thank you, Anna Feedback from Vladimir London, Drawing Academy Tutor Dear Anna, Many thanks for your portrait, I like it; however, as you pointed out, it can be improved. You can do the following: 1. Draw the central line of the face from the top-middle…
On 7 Jan, 2015 With
I happened to watch the Drawing Academy video on why drawing from a photo is treacherous and was quite impressed with it. This led me into this drawing course and now I am a very happy and keen learner. Thank you for such a wonderful course!