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...So you began your drawing journey at the beginning of 2019 with all good intentions... You had all the very best intentions to claim more 'me' time. You promised yourself you would definitely claim your special time to draw. You even showed up at the table a...
Artist interview with Ingrid van Gorkom who creates captivating drawings as fleeting moments in time. A mentored student of Cindy Wider she uses graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint
Alan Woollett is absolutely one of the greatest master bird artists of our time. In this interview, he shares with us some of his deeper thoughts and feelings as we learn more about Alan the man himself. He also has some very valuable advice to offer other aspiring...
Check out this stunning drawing by one of my self-teach studying students Juan Carlos Ortega Varela who is slowly developing his own stylisation.
A huge congratulations to DrawPj.com Mentored student Deepti Mohile on winning another award, this time for her graphite pencil drawing of a cute little bird titled ‘A Short Layover.’
This beautiful blue eye was drawn by Susanne Norling our DrawPj Mentored student from our coloured pencil section of the course as an optional extra practice.
This stunning doll was created by DrawPj Alumni mentored student Marta Oliehoek-Samitowska who has travelled from beginner to professional with me.
Here’s a great before and after example created by our DrawPj mentored student Tracie Walters. In the drawing you can see her level of ability when she first came to us and how she is drawing now.
This adorable house was drawn by our DrawPj.com mentored ldiko Kujbus using the rules of two-point perspective.
Landscape drawings are so relaxing and easy to do if you know how to use your pencil in several different ways. Here are a selection of recent Old Hay Shed projects from our Students
Imaginative art is always so refreshing to see! Well done to our DrawPj mentored student Sabina Kunder Ricci on creating this amazing abstract design inspired by our colour schemes project.
Check out this pencil drawing of a shoe created by Eva Anderson from our shading section of the Complete Online Drawing Course.
Congratulations DrawPj Alumni mentored student Scott Kunkle on this stunning pastel drawing of a horse. I love the beautiful mood he has captured here, its so soft and mesmerising.
Kairi has been working so hard over the past few months to experiment, explore and develop her own unique stylised art form, working from her imagination combined with applying the ten principles of composition as learned in our course at DrawPj.com.
I’m excited to see this stunning elephant drawing created by our DrawPj mentored student Avril Parkes. Avril has created this drawing totally independently after working her way through a huge chunk of our course.
It’s time to celebrate yet another DrawPJ mentored student success story. When our students study with an instructor their drawings just soar through the stratosphere.
How adorable! Check out this cute Fred drawn by Pam Sims from our DrawPj.com mentor supported beginner level course.
This butterfly and flowers are such a gorgeous combination. Check out this stunning graphite pencil artwork by DrawPJ mentored student Isabelle Montigny who is studying in her mentored 2 level course.
Congratulations… from beginner to professional… Drawpj.com mentored student Claire Osborne just sold another artwork and graduated! It’s been an amazing journey.
A sensitive beautiful portrait drawing of a child is definitely challenging to achieve and one of our mentored students Liesbeth Ramon creates them one after another.
Olga is a graduate of The Complete Online Drawing course having studied with DrawPj Mentor Brigitte Back starting in 2016. Olga is now an accomplished artist in both traditional and digital media who is on track to become a professional VFX artist.
Scott now creates masterful pastel artworks regularly by commission. He initially came to DrawPj with some experience but felt that his art skills were missing something. That all changed when he studied the DrawPj course.
Sheila now has the artistic life she always dreamed of. She’s a graduate of the DrawPj course and now planning her retirement with a lifestyle filled with painting and drawing.
Liesbeth was a beginner when she started with DrawPj. She was mentored through the Complete Online Drawing Course by DrawPj Certified Instructor Brigitte Back. Now she’s discovered a whole new world of fun and relaxation as she creates gorgeous portraits.
Marta is a graduate from the DrawPj Mentoring Program and is now ready to take on the world as a professional commission artist. Marta’s unique style is instantly recognisable, using a combination of graphite and coloured pencil in her works.
Claire has always loved art and creativity but it was only in her 40’s that she finally had the time and space in her life to follow her artistic dream. Claire is a graduate of the Complete Online Drawing Course mentored by DrawPj instructor Tannis Trydal.
Just for fun, I’m sharing ten of the most common reasons I’ve found that students come to DrawPj.com to learn to draw.
Check out the list. Is your motivation one of these?
It’s always exciting to see our student’s portraiture projects. This artwork is by Sabina Ricci, one of our wonderful mentored students.
Check out the cuddly badger characters created by DrawPj students studying my new course ‘Coloured Pencil Character Drawing Secrets’.
Over the years my team and I have taught thousands of students to draw. Each and every student is unique, but I have noticed some very interesting learning characteristics that seem to be common. So, just for fun I’ve created a list of ‘Learning to Draw’ personality types. Do you recognise yourself in any of them?