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.
Before taking the Drawing Academy course, my drawing skills were basic, so I couldn’t even apply for any formal art university. The main purpose for joining Drawing Academy was to improve my skills and get prepared for entry exams.
Today, I am getting sketches and paintings commissions, and I also got admission in a university for fine arts – they found my portfolio really impressive and I give all the credit to Drawing Academy.
This is my first charcoal drawing since an attempt at art high school 15 years ago on paper they gave me that was not suited for charcoal. It was a mess and I didn’t enjoy it. I absolutely love this medium now!
Artworks by Richard E Salazar II, Drawing Academy student
Hello and thank you for the Drawing Academy course.
As a child I dreamed of being an artist, but as I approached adulthood more and more people advised against it. I dismissed my dreams as unrealistic and put my sights on a “real” job. After that I rarely picked up a pencil to even doodle. 20 years later I found myself a stay-at-home dad with an opportunity to give art another try. I knew if I ever wanted to be a successful artist I needed to know how to draw.
Artwork from Geri, Drawing Academy student
Hi Drawing Academy tutors,
I’ve just registered and look forward to my journey on this art course.
Just to let you know I am a totally self-taught artist and have had no formal art training at all. As a child and young adult I found it quite easy to draw from my imagination but as I got older I started drawing from photos and now I’m even finding it quite difficult just to do that. I enjoy it but it takes me ages to create my artworks.
I’m just scared that I may not be able to break out of old bad habits like copying from photos.
Here’s one still-life I’ve done from life.
This is the story of hardships endured by women living in the dessert of Thar
This is a little still life I was playing around with color and forms.