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.
My neighbor’s new kid
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.
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.
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.
Artwork and questions from Lois
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?
Artwork and question from Loreto, Drawing Academy student
I think that something is not right in this artwork. Can you tell me how can I improve it?
Oil painting by Carmen, Drawing Academy student
This is my first painting in oil.
Question from Carmen, Drawing Academy student
“How can you spot talent or aptitude in a person or an artist? I mean: were artists like Michelangelo or Da Vinci talented in what they do or is it just because they worked harder than others?
I have a Russian art teacher to whom I go to twice a week. I am passionate in art and want to make it a profession for me.”
Portrait by Marc, Drawing Academy student
My grandfather passed away before I was born. I only know him through a few photographs so, in an effort to get to know him better, I decided to attempt to draw a portrait of him, though I realize that drawing from photographs is less than ideal and frowned upon. I still felt compelled to attempt it. But using the academy’s construction and rendering methods (I will email a series of images showing the various stages to you) to replicate his image, I was able to render a very good likeness.