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.
Before taking the Drawing Academy course, my drawing skills were basic, so I couldn’t even apply for any formal art university. The main purpose for joining Drawing Academy was to improve my skills and get prepared for entry exams.
Today, I am getting sketches and paintings commissions, and I also got admission in a university for fine arts – they found my portfolio really impressive and I give all the credit to Drawing Academy.
Drawing Academy Graduate Feedback
Earlier this year Orlando Nah has won the Drawing Academy Art Competition and received the full membership in this online drawing course. Here’s what Orlando says:
Art is Life! Life is Everything!
Feedback by the Art Competition winner and Drawing Academy course graduate
Hi, I’m Paria Hakimi.
I have been drawing and painting since the moment in my childhood when I found out that art is one of those things that makes my soul much happier.
In 2015, I won the Art Competition and received the full Drawing Academy membership https://drawingacademy.com/inspire-and-change-the-world-with-art.
Back to my basics
I found the Drawing Academy course online and immediately signed for it as it is exactly what I needed.
Artworks by Aisha, Drawing Academy student
I draw as a hobby and wanted to learn the fundamentals to improve my drawing skills.
I have learned so much from the Drawing Academy course. Now, I feel more confident and will continue learning and practicing more. I also intend to watch the Drawing Academy video lessons again.
Learning with DrawingAcademy.com
With clear video tutorials in the academic course, I was able to gather many new insights and integrate them into my style.