Artwork and story from Sonya Ghanem, Drawqing Academy student
Since my childhood I was so fascinated with colors and colored pencils. My drawings at school was a bit outstanding from other students. Magazines and illustrations was the point of my interest. I drew film stars and Princess with graphite pencils when I was a teenager, I even drew my mom and sisters and it was almost correct.
I went to painting classes, there I learnt more about different painting materials.
One day, I came across Drawing Academy and realised that it was the course for me.
Artwork by Alisa, Drawing Academy student
I used to avoid to draw all my life after a pretty sad story in my childhood. But life is short so I’ve tried to draw a couple of images (with smudging) watching youtube. And I decided that I want to draw properly knowing what I’m doing and why. So I’m here. At last, free-hand drawing doesn’t scare me anymore.
Artwork by Konstantinos, Drawing Academy student
I love Da Vinci. So I decided to draw a more simplified version of his famous painting. I took this subject for it’s expression and beauty.
Portraits from Bill, Drawing Academy student
Somehow your words “draw what you know, not what you see” just didn’t click with me. While doing some practice drawing today, I began to realize that it is not only drawing what you know, but to feel the curves that round the face, the eyes, lids, nose, lips, etc. I have never drawn this way before. I started my old way, and I realized I had to feel the roundness and curves to have them stand out. In the past, by luck, some of my copying of photos did produce many of those curves. However, I now realize that this is a much better way to draw. Sorry it took me so long to understand how to make curves. I will let you know how this drawing turns out.
Artwork by Karin, Drawing Academy student
I love drawing but always felt that I had to have more skills. Most of all I wanted lo learn to draw what I imagine and give my drawings a bit of magic but it has to be believable.
Artwork by Tiffany, Drawing Academy student
I am working on faces and portraits.
Drawing is colored pencil and silverpoint
Artwork by IsaM, Drawing Academy student
First, I want to thank you for your amazing course.
Best sketching practices
I was recommended this course by my friend Pragya Bhatnagar. Once I started watching Drawing Academy video lessons, it became apparent how useful the lessons were and how effortless the drawing becomes if you follow them honestly with passion.
Sketching faces has been my passion for a long time, and I could copy faces well. But there was no finesse in that. It was disorganised and I only strove for resemblance which did not come for me. But since I saw the drawing academy videos I understood what my drawing lacked. There was too much emphasis on resemblance without having the basic underlying structure.
I’ve been drawing for many years.