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Drawing Academy Survey Winner

Drawing Academy Survey Winner

Many thanks to all participants who submitted their opinions and questions about the Drawing Academy course here »

We greatly appreciate all your constructive critiques, suggestions and questions. Your feedback will be used to improve the Drawing Course.

All your questions will be answered via email and the most interesting will be published in our “Ask Tutors Questions” category »

And the winner is:

tina-stonefield-ishiharaTina Stonefield Ishihara

Portrait Painter
Midland Park, NJ – United States

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Congratulations to the Drawing Academy contest winners!

Thank You! First of all, we want to give a big thanks to all of you that submitted art to the Drawing Academy Art Competition. Special thanks to those that voted for and supported the competition participants! Many artists from all corners of the world submitted their art in hopes of receiving the grand prize – the complete Drawing Academy…

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The 12 Most Essential Skills Every Fine Artist Must Have


By Vladimir London

As the Drawing Academy tutor, I’m often asked what skills a proficient artist must have.

In this presentation, I will discuss some of the skills that will help you express your creative abilities to their fullest potential.

The opinions in this presentation come from my personal point of view. You are very welcome to agree or disagree with them and express your thoughts and feedback by commenting on this page.
Here are, in my opinion, the twelve most necessary skills for a fine artist: …

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The Best Ways to Learn Drawing

Video by Vladimir London, Drawing Academy tutor

The Best Ways to Learn Drawing

As the Drawing Academy’s tutor, I am often asked, “What is the best way to learn how to draw?

Many art students have erroneous ideas and excuses that prevent them from learning to draw. Such excuses include:

  • I’m too old or young to start learning drawing.
  • I’m not naturally talented enough to succeed at drawing.
  • It is very difficult to learn to draw.
  • I tried it once, and it didn’t work.
  • I was told that drawing is not for me.

So, let’s begin by busting those erroneous beliefs and then discuss the best ways to succeed…

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Help! I Can’t Draw

Video Lesson by Vladimir London

help I can't draw

As one of the Drawing Academy’s tutors, I receive questions from art students who admit that they can’t draw.

Despite attending contemporary art colleges or being self-taught, they cannot make high-quality, realistic drawings from their imagination or from life. Many artists have to resort to copying from photos, using projectors, or tracing an image to reproduce it.

The many questions asked of me can be summarized in one phrase:

Help! I can’t draw; how can I improve?

So, how do you develop your drawing skills so you can draw whatever you want?

If this question resonates with you, then I hope this presentation will be helpful…

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Art Community Launch

Art community

Drawing Academy Art Community

The Drawing Academy has a unique Art Community where you can connect with creative people from all corners of the world.

Art Community offers:
1. Fine Art Competitions
2. Publication of Art Articles
3. Ask Tutors Questions
4. Artwork Critiques
5. Art Gallery
6. Student Feedback

It is free and easy to become a community member.

Here is how you can benefit: …

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Can You Learn to Draw by Copying?


How Best to Learn to Draw?

By Vladimir London

As the Drawing Academy tutor, I am often asked questions on how best to learn to draw.

There are many people who will copy someone else’s artwork to learn how to draw. There are also artists who draw pictures from photos.

So, what is the best way to learn? To copy or not to copy, that is the question.

To find out, click here »

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Insight into the Drawing Academy


In this video you will learn what lies behind Academy doors.

The Drawing Academy is the online Drawing Course and Art Community.

As an Academy student, you will experience three major benefits:

1. You will learn how to draw using traditional time-proven drawing techniques.
2. You will have unlimited personal support by Academy Tutors.
3. You will benefit from our Art Community…

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Congratulations to our first successful guest writer

Congratulations to our first successful guest writer

Coco Depink writes her way into the Drawing Course!

We congratulate Coco Depink, who published five articles about fine art and received free access to first month of the Drawing Academy “How to Draw” video course.

Coco Depink’s articles:
– Study of an Oriental Head for “The Marriage at Cana” Gaetano Gandolfi
– Was Sir Anthony van Dyck using Phthalo blue?
– Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Apollo and Phaeton
– Paul Cézanne: Bathers in landscape
– Manetti’s Dido and Aeneas explained

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Drawing Academy Art Competition Launch

Drawing Academy Art Competition Launch

Online Art Competition Provides The Chance To Learn How To Draw Skillfully

A new Art Competition has been launched by the Drawing Academy, an online ‘How to Draw’ video course. This Competition has the purpose of discovering and awarding talented art students worldwide with free high-quality art education. London UK. A brand-new Art Competition offering as prizes high-quality fine art education has just been launched online.

The Drawing Academy awards competition winners with its full lifetime scholarship. The Drawing Academy tutors, Vladimir London and Natalie Richy give classical drawing skills that follow traditions of the Old Masters. Such skills are no longer taught at contemporary art colleges and schools. Vladimir and Natalie have the vision that fine art serves the purpose to portray the…

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