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.
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.