Before the Drawing Academy course, I had challenges with tonal rendering and that is why I enrolled in this Academy – to improve my drawing skills and learn new things about drawing techniques. I have learned so many things about drawing here and would definitely recommend the Drawing Academy course to every artist who wants to get better skills.
Artwork and story from Anwar Massoud, Drawing Academy student
My name is Anwar Massoud. I would scribble and doodle in my early days, but once I became serious about my drawing, and after extensive research, I took this course. I am confident in saying that the growth over the past seven years is discernible.
Artworks and feedback from David, Drawing Academy student
I want to share my story about Drawing Academy. Before this academy, I was drawing from photos, but I always wanted to be able to draw from life. I enrolled in this course several months ago because I wanted to learn drawing and painting, which I was interested in for my entire life. Taking this course was the best thing for me.
The sprout from the seed inside
Before taking the Drawing Academy course I had a notion about some art techniques: faces proportions, shading, hatching, etc. But I was not able to use them well or to understand the proper order of applying them.
This course helped me to perfect my skills and to draw things faster. I found really useful the proportions of faces, and the order to go from the big parts to the smaller details. The different perspectives, the skills of using a pencil – all helped me a lot.
Artwork and feedback from Magno Massolino, Drawing Academy student
I am one of the winners of the Drawing Academy Art Contest – Spring 2021, once again I want to thank you for the opportunity to study with the best in a school of excellence. The course far exceeded my expectations. I love this drawing course!
Drawing Academy review by Michaela, course student
I’ve spent a very long time looking for a course / art class that would help me understand the basics; something to help me develop certain skills so I could improve my drawing skills.
Without any formal art training, I felt overwhelmed by the amount of information available (whether in books or online) – and none of that seemed to really work for me.
Story and drawings from Mary Townsend, art competition winner
I heard a theory that it takes about 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to master a skill. So in the autumn of 2019 I promised myself to sketch every day, hoping to improve on my just-above-average drawing ability.
I want to be able to produce artworks exactly as I envision them and not remain bound to copying photographs, trying to obtain the realism I’m looking for.
Graduate feedback from Asmaa Suleiman
Since my childhood I was hoping to become a professional artist. I was thinking that the art is the best way to express what is inside my heart. Every feelings which can’t tell by words. I was learning a realistic drawing without rules and I worked hard to learn oil painting.
But what I wanted is to be able to draw from my imagination, and I was asking myself where should I start to learn portrait drawing. Luckily, I saw a video on youtube from Drawing Academy, so I decided to enrolled this course. This course is great, it gives all you need to know about drawing and its tutorials are well organized.
Artwork and story from Sonya Ghanem, Drawqing Academy student
Since my childhood I was so fascinated with colors and colored pencils. My drawings at school was a bit outstanding from other students. Magazines and illustrations was the point of my interest. I drew film stars and Princess with graphite pencils when I was a teenager, I even drew my mom and sisters and it was almost correct.
I went to painting classes, there I learnt more about different painting materials.
One day, I came across Drawing Academy and realised that it was the course for me.
Best sketching practices
I was recommended this course by my friend Pragya Bhatnagar. Once I started watching Drawing Academy video lessons, it became apparent how useful the lessons were and how effortless the drawing becomes if you follow them honestly with passion.
Sketching faces has been my passion for a long time, and I could copy faces well. But there was no finesse in that. It was disorganised and I only strove for resemblance which did not come for me. But since I saw the drawing academy videos I understood what my drawing lacked. There was too much emphasis on resemblance without having the basic underlying structure.