The Appeal of Hatching
The main attraction for me about enrolling with the Drawing Academy is because of the old master techniques that are taught, which cannot be found in any mainstream art school. My drawing skills were quite good before I enrolled with the Drawing Academy and most of my shading, especially with graphite pencil, was rendered by smudging to obtain smooth tones, which was my main fall-down.
During the Drawing Academy course I had learnt one vital piece of information, not to smudge graphite…
Big thanks for Drawing Academy!
I found the Drawing Academy website when I was searching for drawing courses on the internet.
I am a tattoo artist and drawing is absolutely necessary for me. I was able to copy-draw photos; however, I couldn’t draw from imagination and wanted to learn how to do that, so I could express my feelings and ideas.
When I found the Drawing Academy course and read all information about it, it hooked me up. The idea that I can learn drawing without using any photos was amazing. The course wasn’t too expensive, so I bought it without any delay…
My name is Julienne Richer. I am 61 and I am registered in courses “Drawing Academy” and “Anatomy Master Class”. I live in Canada, specifically in Quebec.
I started drawing only since retiring after 35 years working in a hospital.
I took some courses on the Internet and drawings I made so far are copies…
I Love to Draw
I love drawing since I was a child, but I was not very good. As I was growing up, I believed that only people with talent could draw.
Then as an adult, and due to the stresses of daily life, I read books about drawing which taught me how to draw “what you see”; some books were better than others. Then I found one that explained that drawing was a skill that I could learn…
I am a 46 year old artist from Brazil, who discovered art relatively late in my life, yet I still have the opportunity to study art academically.
I am very fortunate to be a student of the Drawing Academy. Here, I developed my skills and knowledge about art…
The joy of drawing can drive my out of bed at 5 in the morning
I have been drawing every day for more than 6 months, and it fills me with so much happiness that it can drive me out of bed at 5 a.m.
Before I joined the Drawing Academy, I was mainly drawing from drawing books and from YouTube tutorials. Practicing with the Drawing Academy on a daily basis has given me thorough basic skills and knowledge, and I look forward to starting all over again with some of the drawing lessons and compare new drawings with my first attempts in order to evaluate my skills. I will certainly also consider other lessons from the Drawing Academy and would highly appreciate a course on the use of pastels…
Here’s what Frans, Drawing Academy graduate says:
“Before enrolling in the Drawing Academy, I took the Web Art Academy course.
Then I decided to take the drawing course to improve my drawing skills, knowledge in human anatomy, learn proficient tonal rendering techniques, etc.
The quality of the Drawing Academy lessons exceeded my expectations. Numerous videos and books on how to draw portraits and figures, drawing in perspective, silver-point drawing techniques and so on were very helpful…
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…