Gold- and Silver-point
I started teaching myself metal point drawing in the year 2000. Of course with no classes to take it was all teach myself. I did find that for support I used liquid white gesso with zinc oxide, then thinned it out and used an airbrush to apply the support to my board or paper. The airbrush gives a much smoother surface than any brush I ever found (no sanding). Put on 10-12 coats of the diluted mixture and it works fine…
Portrait drawing in a ball pen
This is some 20 pence ball pen… and 9 hours of work
Drawing in graphite pencil and charcoal
I would like to thank Drawing academy tutors for this wonderful course and for their help and advise which I needed time to time.
I am professionally qualified as a textile designer. I have been drawing and painting for a long time, however, I never learned fine arts form any traditional institute until I came across the Drawing academy course…
Planes and Shapes after Wayne Thiebaud
The Appeal of Hatching
The main attraction for me about enrolling with the Drawing Academy is because of the old master techniques that are taught, which cannot be found in any mainstream art school. My drawing skills were quite good before I enrolled with the Drawing Academy and most of my shading, especially with graphite pencil, was rendered by smudging to obtain smooth tones, which was my main fall-down.
During the Drawing Academy course I had learnt one vital piece of information, not to smudge graphite…
Exploring what I know
While I am understanding perspective more and more, and practicing the vanishing points, etc. I always think it refreshing to take a break and draw something out of the blue…
My name is Julienne Richer. I am 61 and I am registered in courses “Drawing Academy” and “Anatomy Master Class”. I live in Canada, specifically in Quebec.
I started drawing only since retiring after 35 years working in a hospital.
I took some courses on the Internet and drawings I made so far are copies…
I Love to Draw
I love drawing since I was a child, but I was not very good. As I was growing up, I believed that only people with talent could draw.
Then as an adult, and due to the stresses of daily life, I read books about drawing which taught me how to draw “what you see”; some books were better than others. Then I found one that explained that drawing was a skill that I could learn…