Story and artworks from Harumi Kiyota, Drawing Academy graduate
Before the Drawing Academy course, I was drawing and painting what I SEE. The reason why I took this drawing course is because I wanted to learn how to draw what I KNOW.
For example, buildings in this pre-course painting (Santorini Greece) have different angles and look unbalanced. So, I decided to learn fundamental principles of drawing to improve my skills.
Now I understand well 1-point, 2-point and 3-point perspective. I can better judge angles and distances, which is important.
I also learnt more about human anatomy and what lies beneath the skin. This knowledge helps me to draw with the knowledge and confidence.
I really appreciate the step-by-step teaching Drawing Academy lessons provide…
Artworks and feedback from Sithip
I was a self-taught artist before enrolling in the Drawing Academy; I got stuck and was looking for the right way to learn drawing.
I really wanted to know how to draw portraits with correct proportions and decided to join this course.
After enrolling, I found out immediately that what I was missing is the basic process. The Drawing Academy helped me to learn the fundamental principles of drawing, which are very important and I improved my drawing skills better and faster.
There is the right way to learn drawing and Drawing Academy is the best solution…
Artwork by Clare Littleton, Drawing Academy graduate
Dear Vladimir and Natalie,
I want to say firstly thank you so much for your amazing drawing course. Before I joined up with your drawing academy, I used to just go straight into a painting with oils without really thinking!
Now thanks to you, I am first sketching out my composition. So I thought I would send you my first composition drawing “African Queen”, this drawing started out as a rough drawing with an aim to just use is as reference for my painting, and now you have shown me new skills and a different approach to my work…
Artworks and feedback by Yasser, Drawing Academy graduate
First of all, I would like to thank Drawing Academy.
Before I took the drawing courses, my art skills were very modest – I was copying rather than drawing.
In just 3 months after I enrolled in the course, everybody started noticing an improvement in my works…
Drawings and feedback by Lisa Lieber, Drawing Academy graduate
Prior to the Drawing Academy course I had no solid understanding of drawing principles, concepts, and techniques.
I will continue to study, train, practice and create and because of this class I now enjoy the process rather than experiencing complete frustration! Desire without knowledge can only take you so far!
I absolutely recommend this program and thank you so much for making such a high level, professional study available! …
Drawings by Luca Molnar, Drawing Academy graduate
I just would like to say a huge THANK YOU for making this course!
I have learnt so much here. This is the first time I’m studying drawing and it’s so much fun, it’s so easy to learn new things here. I am simply addicted to your courses!
I’ve been planning on sharing some of my new drawings with you for months now, but I was never sure if they are good enough for you to see. Anyways here they are, I hope you will like them :)
My name is Alex Brown and I would like to share here my artworks before and after the Drawing Academy course…
Review and artworks from Lindsay Gordon, Drawing Academy graduate
I am a 77-year old male retiree who has been searching for an activity that is creative and fulfilling in my twilight years. My home is in Melbourne, Australia but I am currently staying with my daughter for three months in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
I have been quite creative with my photography over many years but found it a little too easy to produce very good results. After retiring several years ago I took up wood-turning and produced many very nice pieces but had to give it up because it was so messy in a home environment and became quite dangerous when I developed shaking hands as a side effect of medication for a mild heart condition. What both wood-turning and photography showed me is that I do have a bit of a creative streak in me…
Artwork and story by Ray Grace, Drawing Academy Graduate Thanks for setting me straight (In the Round). Having drawn and painted from childhood, I have always loved artwork, however like many young people, I opted for a profession instead of going to art school. However, becoming an engineer didn’t cool my love of art. I carried a sketchbook most of the time, and did many pen and Ink sketches, along with a few watercolors over the years, mostly on vacations, for relaxation. Actually I still have a number of these done on-site in Europe and the Middle East. But my passion was not landscape, it was portrait and figurative art, which was difficult as I traveled, working long hours in construction management in several different nations as well as in the US. After retiring from overseas work in 1995, I…
Story and Artwork by Ray Grace (RayinOR)
Vladimir, I am extremely happy to have found your Drawing Academy. I want to thank you very much for what I have learned so far. My art background is kind of pot-luck, so here is some history, because my history has very much impacted how my artwork habits came about and what I must unlearn.
I’ve drawn since I remember, and bought my first set of oils from Sears when at 13 (1949). But art as a career for a young man growing up in eastern Washington State in the 30’s & 40’s was not considered a viable choice. I eventually became an engineer to provide a living for my family, but never gave up artwork, especially portrait art…