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I love this drawing course!

I love this drawing course!

Artwork and feedback from Magno Massolino, Drawing Academy student

I am one of the winners of the Drawing Academy Art Contest – Spring 2021, once again I want to thank you for the opportunity to study with the best in a school of excellence. The course far exceeded my expectations. I love this drawing course!

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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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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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Dolphins

Dolphins

Artwork by Wayne, Drawing Academy student

My niece asked for a dolphin picture, so I did this in acrylics for her.

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An Exercise in Pencil Hatching and Drawing what I Know

An Exercise in Pencil Hatching and Drawing what I Know

Portrait by Emily, Drawing Academy student

I just enrolled in the Drawing Academy a few days ago, and I am already glad that I did. I have been drawing for most of my life, but I was quite amazed at the concepts and skills I have been learning here which are almost entirely new to me. I have read a little about the hatching and crosshatching techniques in years gone by, but I never actually employed them much in my own works.

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My first portrait drawing from life

My first portrait drawing from life

Portrait by Angelina, Drawing Academy student

I have made a portrait with graphite pencil and I drew it from a live model. It was my first time drawing a portrait of someone from life except for myself from mirrors.

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