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Flavor of Greece

Flavor of Greece

Story and painting by Litsa Raftopoulou, Drawing Academy student

I come from Greece, a country rich in manners, customs, traditions and history.

From early childhood, I was fascinated with every stone and corner of the fatherland.

The daily hearings either at school when I was a kid either now that I am now in a fairly mature age were and are our history and traditions.
A country which over the centuries has been plagued by many conquerors occasionally but with boundless passion and adoration from the people to their homeland…

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Years Ago

Years Ago

Drawings by Laura Villa I always wanted to learn how to drawing but had hadn’t the opportunity until now. This are my first drawings, trying to learn some years ago. Today is my first day studying in the Drawing Academy course.

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Drawing in metal point

Drawing in metal point

Artwork by Gilberto Mello

I’m taking a great pleasure in managing my very first silverpoint! which unfortunately is not very easy material to find in the US, but I did find it.

I prepared a heavy paper pretty much according to instructions in the Drawing Academy video, except I did not have gum Arabic and used powdered plaster of Paris as a ground. I sanded the first coat with sandpaper and applied a second one, sanded again to smooth out. Then I transferred the contour of a Great Master drawing to the surface and started experimenting with the metal point…

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After Da Vinci

After Da Vinci

Artworks by Carl Carl J. S.

I have been drawing on and off for years. I like to paint but the Drawing Academy is correct. You must draw before you can paint well. The masters had the right idea. While I like modern art, you have to master drawing to be considered a true artist. My hope is to achieve some level of proficiency so I can draw from life and memory…

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Little girl

Little girl

Drawing by Sabina Popovici Hantu

I draw this little girl 2 years ago , a few months after I teach myself to draw. It was exactly in the night between the years. It was a great time to me. That’s why I am very grateful to be your student here and to learn a lot of things I never learn before…

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