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It All Began With This Course

It All Began With This Course

Artwork and story from Anwar Massoud, Drawing Academy student

My name is Anwar Massoud. I would scribble and doodle in my early days, but once I became serious about my drawing, and after extensive research, I took this course. I am confident in saying that the growth over the past seven years is discernible.

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Portrait drawing by Ismail

Portrait drawing by Ismail

Artwork by Ismail, Drawing Academy student

I’m still working on my skills and trying to improve. Thank you so much Vladimir and Natalie for a fantastic course.

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Taking this course was the best thing for me

Taking this course was the best thing for me

Artworks and feedback from David, Drawing Academy student

I want to share my story about Drawing Academy. Before this academy, I was drawing from photos, but I always wanted to be able to draw from life. I enrolled in this course several months ago because I wanted to learn drawing and painting, which I was interested in for my entire life. Taking this course was the best thing for me.

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Artworks by Noel

Artworks by Noel

Artworks by Noel

I enrolled in The Drawing Academy course, because I want classical art education, which you do not get at UK art colleges.

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Drawing Academy review by María Rosario Labado

Drawing Academy review by María Rosario Labado

The sprout from the seed inside

Before taking the Drawing Academy course I had a notion about some art techniques: faces proportions, shading, hatching, etc. But I was not able to use them well or to understand the proper order of applying them.

This course helped me to perfect my skills and to draw things faster. I found really useful the proportions of faces, and the order to go from the big parts to the smaller details. The different perspectives, the skills of using a pencil – all helped me a lot.

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Portrait of Olivia

Portrait of Olivia

Artwork and story from Deb Shannon

Since I have retired I am painting and want to get serious about getting better. I know in my drawing and my painting my middle value transitions are weak.

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Is it too late?

Is it too late?

Artwork and questions from Lois

Hello,

I’m Lois. I have been on the planet for nearly 66 years now, and for most of those years art was in the background as a fun thing to do, then something to learn about and pursue with intermittent enthusiasm but, mostly it remained in the background. Ballet was my first love and what I ended up “doing” as a career. Now I am a ballet teacher in Tucson, Az.

I have attended art classes privately and in several workshops and open studios and my father was a sculptor who encouraged in me a great interest in sculpture. I think because “once a dancer always a dancer” figurative work has always captured my attention the most.

I have made arrangements to spend a month this coming summer in NYC attending open classes at The Art Students League to ignite a desire in me again and I am trying to prepare for that experience by starting over, but I am having trouble with beginning yet again. Is it too late for me?

This is the last piece I attempted. It was discarded before it was finished. Obviously.

I feel I need help, and am hoping for guidance from the tutors at the Life Drawing Academy. How does the Correspondence Course work please?

Sincerely,
Lois

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