We’ve had some wonderful student artworks coming through over the last few weeks. This is a selection from all levels of the Complete Drawing Certificate Course. We hope you really enjoy these…
A Shoe Well Travelled by Dima Kadah
(Project from Unit 2: Shading and Form)
Congratulations to Dima Kadah on this gorgeous rendering of our final project ‘A Shoe Well Travelled.’ Dimah has successfully created soft edges, hard edges and gradations in all the right places here. She has also applied the graphite in the shadow edge areas very well, the cast shadows, half tones and reflected light areas look great too! Well done on preserving those all important full light areas too. Outstanding work here.
Silver Kettle by Sheila Perry
(Exercise from Unit 2: Shading and Form)
Take a look at this gorgeous silver kettle graphite pencil drawing from our Shading and Form unit created by Sheila Perry who has been studying under the careful guidance of DrawPj Instructor Tannis Trydal.
The exciting thing to notice about this kettle is that Sheila has applied everything that is taught in her course notes. The smooth shading is lovely and the five major areas of light and shadow have been very carefully observed. She has successfully applied her soft edges, hard edges and gradations where needed to create a beautiful three-dimensional illusion on the page. Well done Sheila!
African Daisy by Elizabeth Mae
(Exercise from Unit 5: Coloured Pencil)
Here we have a wonderful drawing of the purple/magenta African Daisy from our amazing and wonderful Instructor-in-training Elizabeth Mae. Elizabeth is just 14 years of age(!) We are so proud of Elizabeth who has done extremely well with this exercise. We can see all of Elizabeth’s knowledge of colour temperature coming together here.
Frog Dog by Jeff Craig
(Exercise from Unit 1: Outline Drawing)
Check out this fabulous construction drawing from our unit one course by DrawPj student Jeff Craig. He has named his frog dog ‘Fido’ and how cute is this! We love the little waggling tail and big droopy eye lids. He looks like he is patiently waiting for his dinner while giving his best ‘cute dog look’ ever.
Its so wonderful to see this outline drawing where Jeff has successfully applied the Construction Drawing Method beneath the outline to achieve this great drawing of a basset hound.
Ely Cathedral by Ian McKendrick
This Spectacular digital artwork in progress is by DrawPj student and Instructor-in-training, Ian McKendrick. The completely original composition in itself is absolutely breathtaking let alone the rendering. All of the digital tools that he is using are carefully chosen and refined by Ian. This is truly amazing work all created on an Ipad. Well done Ian, this is awe-inspiring! Discover more about Ian on his blog.
Frangipani Dreams by Tina Heinich
(Project from Unit 1: Outline Drawing)
Well done Tina Heinich on this wonderful drawing of the ‘Frangipani Dreams’ project from our unit one course. Creating a grid method drawing is time consuming, especially the first time. However, the more you do this, the better your comparison of angles skill develops. You are not just creating a great drawing, you are developing valuable skills that you will need for all future artworks; your ability to compare angles. Well done on such excellent tenacity to see this project through to completion. Congratulations to Tina on graduating from Unit One!
The quality of work here is truly outstanding – breath-taking! It’s hard to like any one above another as they are all so close in quality. I will mention 14 year-old Elizabeth Mae who looks to have an amazing future ahead of her. Ian McKendrick’s work is just amazing! The attention to detail is just outstanding to say the least! Dima’s shoe and Sheila’s kettle are of superb quality! Congratulations to all of them for such outstanding work!
Dima Kadah very amazing and outstanding work!!! It’s look like really 3D form.