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…
Feedback and artworks from Sabina Popovici Hantu, Drawing Academy graduate
Thank you Vladimir, thank you Natalie
This course gave me a great opportunity to develop my drawing skills, to learn a lot of things like perspective, human anatomy, hatching techniques and much more. I am self taught, and before the drawing course I only new how to draw “what I see”, not “what I know”.
Drawing Academy taught me “how to draw what I know”. This improved my art greatly. Your course gave me the knowledge of things that can only be learned at art academies…
Artwork by Steve Smith, Drawing Academy student
Here, deep in the Kentucky foothills of the Appellations, a unique craftsperson turns guards into lovely bowls, adorned with cords of braided pine needles, small beads, and polished stone.
I chose the guard bowl to accompany an old art deco radio, a stein that came from my late fathers collection, and the draped yardage of some lovely lace curtain material, made in Czechoslovakia…