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Drawing Academy Art Competition Winners – Summer 2021

Drawing Academy Art Competition Winners – Summer 2021

Thank You!

Big thanks to all Drawing Academy Art Competition – Summer 2021 participants. We are also grateful to all supporters, who voted for the winners.

In nominating the winners, we considered how many votes winners have received from other people.

According to the Competition Rules, there are three full Drawing Academy Memberships to be awarded.

And the Winners are:

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What we can learn from Michelangelo

What we can learn from Michelangelo

Portrait by Betty, Drawing Academy student

Hi Vladimir,

I used Mars Lumograph HB and 2B graphite pencils on Canson 9×12 65 lb Universal Sketch Artist Series 1557 paper for this project. I used a reference photo that I took of “David” while visiting Florence’s Museum Academie.

Before I started this project, I studied your drawing of Thalia and other lessons on Drawing Academy to learn the different techniques, such as drawing the features, tonal values, cross hatching and of course how to draw a portrait. These are of immense help to me.

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Drawing Academy Art Competition Winners – Spring 2021

Drawing Academy Art Competition Winners – Spring 2021

Thank You!

Big thanks to all Drawing Academy Art Competition – Spring 2021 participants. We are also grateful to all supporters, who voted for the winners.

In nominating the winners, we considered how many votes winners have received from other people.

According to the Competition Rules, there are three full Drawing Academy Memberships to be awarded.

And the Winners are:

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Portrait Painting Critique

Portrait Painting Critique

Artwork by Jasmin, Drawing Academy student

Dear Natalie and Vladimir,

Hope this finds you well! I’ve painted this portrait, but I am not happy with it. I was hoping you could share your opinion of it with me.

What should I have done differently to make it more visually interesting? I feel like the composition and technique have issues but I can’t put my finger on what’s wrong.

Thank you so much in advance! I appreciate you!

Kind regards,
Jasmin

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How to draw great portraits

How to draw great portraits

Portrait by Molly, Drawing Academy student

Hello,

Thank you for your time. I’m experiencing some problems with rendering my drawings. I feel like I’ve got a handle on the likeness etc. but the rendering is leaving me frustrated. I can’t seem to get the hang of hatching and cross hatching. As you see in my picture it looks too rough and crude. When I blend it looks better to me. However, I know from your course that graphite should not be blended. How to fix this problem?

Thank you.

Artwork critique by Vladimir London, Drawing Academy tutor

Dear Molly,

Thank you very much for your wonderful drawing.

Before rendering an artwork…

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5 Well-paid careers for people who like to draw

5 Well-paid careers for people who like to draw

The story of “starving artists” seems to be no longer a popular trope in modern society. While many traditional jobs become obsolete and human labour gets replaced by machines, creativity and the mastery of drawing are among the most-wanted competences for leading tech-companies, start-ups, and organizations.

Here are 5 lucrative art career paths where you may showcase your drawing skills according to Jooble:

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