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…
Drawings by Anna Festa
Just need some feed back. The first time I am drawing eyes looking down…
Artwork by Jackie Hogan
This is an Oil Painting I recently finished as a present for my Mother. She recently moved house and chose “Tango ” as a theme for my gift to her.
I would be most grateful for any critique you might offer to help me do better…
From Jeremy H., Drawing Academy student
I did this drawing from imagination for the lesson 12 video. It was supposed to be a simple sketch, which I then rendered for practice as you mentioned is good to do sometimes in one of the lessons…
By Lucy Chen, Drawing Academy graduate
“Do NOT smudge graphite pencil!”
Now every time I grab my pencil, I hear Vladimir’s voice, “this is an amateurish mistake.”
Some people may disagree, and think that we are the creator or maker of our work, and we can do whatever we want with our material. And I agree.
However, as a skilled artist, it is our responsibility to bring out the best and the unique quality of the different materials we use.
For graphite pencils, it is the crisp marks. For smudging, we have charcoal…