Artwork by Mary, Drawing Academy student
Prior to commencing this exercise I looked at several skulls and facial muscle references, viewed from different angles, to get an idea of what lies under the skin.
At first glance all the diagrams looked the same. Closer inspection revealed quite a lot of differences, which makes sense as every face is unique.
I was so surprised at the third stage when I began to see the face emerge, as I’ve not been able to draw a ‘convincing’ face from my imagination before.
Here’s a two-hour portrait in pencil drawn using a live model.
Story and artwork from Els, Drawing Academy student
It’s been a couple of months since I enrolled in the Drawing Academy course and I have been learning so much.
Story and drawing from Mary Townsend, a Drawing Academy art competition winner
I started this Drawing Course with Drawing Academy six weeks ago and was immediately knocked out of my comfort zone.
I wasn’t expecting everything to be so new to me. From the way I hold my pencil to constructive drawing techniques – it’s all new.
Artwork by Elena Armstrong, Drawing Academy student
This is my still life. The drawing pictured folded map, small notebook with a pencil in it and magnifying glass.
I really liked trying to get the textures and shapes correctly drawn for this setup. The sticks in the bird nest were a challenge in contrast to the pot.
Drawing Academy student
Feedback from Festus Iwerebor, Drawing Academy student
I would like to say big thank you to the Drawing Academy art tutors, who made this online course available for students like me. I have learned so much about how to draw human figures and portraits since enrolling in this course. This is a great course and my dream come true to learn good drawing techniques without taking some expensive art college.
I personally see Drawing Academy as the must-have course those who want to improve their drawing skills.
In this drawing I tried to choose a still life that would challenge my skills with perspective.
I already discovered some improvement I need to make when I reviewed your video lessons.
Graduate feedback from Asmaa Suleiman
Since my childhood I was hoping to become a professional artist. I was thinking that the art is the best way to express what is inside my heart. Every feelings which can’t tell by words. I was learning a realistic drawing without rules and I worked hard to learn oil painting.
But what I wanted is to be able to draw from my imagination, and I was asking myself where should I start to learn portrait drawing. Luckily, I saw a video on youtube from Drawing Academy, so I decided to enrolled this course. This course is great, it gives all you need to know about drawing and its tutorials are well organized.