Login to My Account | FAQ | Customer Support | Contact

Critique My Artworks

Please critique my portrait drawings

Please critique my portrait drawings

From Anna Festa


I want to thank you again for picking me to be one of the winners for last month. I am enjoying it thoroughly. I would like to submit a before and after sketch to see if there is any improvement. I did one a week before I started your class, and have done several since. I never knew smudging was not accepted in the school of higher learning, but I must admit cross hatching although a challenge makes the picture look a little more realistic.

I go to a portrait group once a week, and they told me that this method is making my pictures look like I am an illustrator. This is what I came up with for an hour and a half working at it. I went home and worked on it a little more. I will send you the revised one shortly. How to make this drawing realistic? It looks cartoonish to me. The child is naturally crossed eyed. I think the portrait doesn’t look realistic. How can I improve? I am not quite getting three quarter view, the eyes look wrong…

Read More

Where is the line between copying and creating?

Questions by Johann Krammer

johann-krammer-drawingDear Drawing Academy Team,
A few months ago, I became a member of the Drawing Academy and always enjoy returning to this course. Your last video “Drawing from Photos vs. Drawing from Life” has confused me a little. I think many artists draw from photos. Unfortunately, we are not all Nikolai Blokhins, and we use your course to improve our drawing skills. The point that gives me a headache now is this: Where is the line between a realistic representation and the exact copying of photographs?

Read More

Please comment on my drawings

Artworks by Susan Morin

susan-morin-drawings Dear Vladimir,

Would you please comment on my drawings? They are my first from-life drawings in a long time. The second is a drawing with the graphics pad and tracing image software that helps me get the likeness right. Should I stop doing this? …

Read More