Student Testimonials

“About halfway through the courses I was starting to feel just a little bit more confident about my drawing so I thought I would venture out and try to draw my own picture of something for our county fair…

I remember submitting it to the judge and when she looked at it she immediately said ‘oh, I’m sorry you’re in the wrong line, you need to be down with the black and white photographs’… I had to stop and explain to her ‘no this really isn’t a black and white photograph… its a pencil drawing’… and it was at that moment that I realised that every dollar and every minute I had spent at was so worth it.”

Angela Deck – USA

I've really enjoyed my time at Drawpj alongside Debbie.

Previously, I had sporadic training in art but was hoping to get a good fundamental training on the foundational aspects. They did just that.

Debbie had both encouraging and good constructive feedback, pointing out the areas that needed help. I can see the drastic improvements to my artwork.

Thank you so much for not only guiding my skills, but also giving me more confidence.

Mary Maxwell - USA

Brigitte has been an incredible instructor to work with during my DrawPj experience. I came to DrawPj with very little knowledge of how to draw, but I had the desire to learn and grow in new skills.

It has been a wonderful experience to have an instructor who has provided guidance, encouragement, and honest and thoughtful critique of my work along the way.

Brigitte gives a helpful balance of creative, constructive criticism all while cheering you on. When I had a difficult circumstance come up in my family as well as with my health, she was so understanding and kind. Working with Brigitte has been a joy, and I cannot recommend her enough. 

Heather Bohannon - Usa

I loved the drawing course, and having Tannis for an instructor took it to the next level. She was so encouraging and I learned so much from her.

Her talent and expertise as an artist really shone through in the details of the critiques she gave me. Her comments were so valuable and really helped take my art to the next level. Her encouraging words and warmth were just what I needed to boost my confidence. I always looked forward to getting her emails!

Anytime I had a question she answered it thoroughly. I felt like she cared about me as a person and as an artist. I was so blessed to have Tannis for my instructor. There is nothing like having a professional walk you through a course like this. Especially someone as kind and uplifting as Tannis.

Every time I got her comments back it was like a light bulb coming on and I learned so much.

Cassie Chancy - USA

Do you want to learn to draw? This course will definitely help you. I am glad that I have found this course. All instructions are very clear and easily understandable even if you are not native English speaker. Easy step by step exercises walk you through the basics to more challenging parts and it is up to you what time are you willing to spend on all these exercises. The detailed comments and advices which you receive from the instructor are helping you to improve your skills every day.

What I really love is the way Tannis, my personal instructor builds my confidence. She knows that constructive critique and positive motivation go hand in hand. I remember my weak steps at the beginning of the course, when I was afraid to put the pencil on blank sheet of paper. Now I am drawing almost every day! Drawing is now time when I can relax, when I feel free and the time when all everyday problems just disappear. I have learned to see the world with my eyes opened. Art can help you to feel like different person if you put your heart into it. Thanks to Tannis and the DrawPj team for all these new experiences.

Darina Panisova - Slovakia

I have always had the desire to learn to draw. Over the years as time permitted I would obtain various books on drawing, delve into them and attempt some of the exercises.

As it turned out I ended up doing more reading than drawing, and made very little progress. Consequently my motivation receded into the background, and I moved on to other activities. After some time my motivation would rise to the surface and I would repeat the process only to suffer the same result.

After retirement I decided to give it another shot, but I realized I would have to take a different approach to achieve a successful outcome. Fortunately I came across

It was just what I needed. Clear, detailed instruction, pertinent assignments that reinforced the principles being taught, and challenging yet doable projects geared to the level at which one was functioning.

Along with this came helpful feedback from an accomplished artist who is not only knowledgeable, talented, and perceptive, but also encouraging and supportive. She has been available and responsive in answering questions, and her comments have been timely and to the point. This go-around I am making progress and getting somewhere.

Thanks for caring Brigitte!

David Warrington - Texas USA

“…I found DrawPJ and looked into it, and decided to do it. Thank Heavens. It’s one of the best things I have ever done. I had limited drawing knowledge but I had a desire to improve my art. I’ve always had a dream to be an artist, hopefully one day a successful artist and DrawPj has helped me realise that this dream is possible.”

Jillian Ridgeway – Australia

I am pleased that this course is so well designed; content broken into workable lessons with specific guidance, each lesson building on the prior one, and many examples for how the work should look.

I am even more pleased about the specific feedback I get from Brigitte, my instructor. She notes what I have done well and what I should improve on, plus makes recommendations for how to achieve the desired results.  She reinforces the lesson content and encourages me to do better.  That is a tricky accomplishment to be simultaneously candid and supportive and I value her feedback and suggestions.  I am convinced that this is where the "learning" occurs.

Marilyn Martin - USA

“I have enjoyed drawing for many years but recently I have joined the family at and they have given me a new confidence in how I approach even the simplest of tasks. The outstanding feedback and kind words you receive from every exercise comes from remarkably trained, experienced artists. You notice your artworks coming to life a little more every week.”

Michelle Chantler - Australia

“…my experience of drawing was really freed up. I asked a question, got more advice, and suddenly I was asking my hand, wrist, elbow and arm what kind of shapes they would like to draw, and I found myself in a frenzy of fun and making marks all over the paper…”

Wendy Nelson - USA

“Now drawing is the enjoyable, peaceful, fulfilling, therapeutic, energizing activity that I knew all along it should be. Gone are the feelings of frustration, defeat, and disappointment. Thank you Cindy for creating this course!”

Holly Watson - USA

“I started my experience with no experience at all, I just wanted to become an animator…

I understood after having bought several books and starting to draw by myself and I needed professional support and so I found which for me was awesome because I didnt have to go outside to study.

I immediately understood that it was a great course because of my teacher who has always been very supportive of me in everything I did.”

Alessandro Coraglia – Italy

“By Cindy’s distilling of the knowledge down to such manageable chunks I feel able to take control and find ownership and I am now beginning to be able to innovate, the marker of really creative learning.”

Professor Emeritus Geri Smyth - UK

“I love the way it is written – small chunks of tasks that you can do as much or as little of as you’ve time for. Much better than any book I’ve seen.”

Sarah Pascoe - UK

“It has been an amazing an fulfulling journey so far and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to draw, to anyone who feels that they cannot learn to draw because somehow they don’t feel talented enough…

To me the two main things that stand out are the quality of the assignments and the unconditional support from my instructor…

At no point in time did I feel overwhelmed and when I did get stuck I could always rely on the support from my instructor…”

Walid Bakery – Canada

“My instructor has been patiently and consistently supportive through personalized critiques of assignments and projects completed outside the classroom. I’ve been positively challenged to improve my drawing and painting skills (by my instructor) in a way revealing not only her own passion for art, but that she genuinely cares about me as a person and in reaching my potential as an artist.”

Scott Kunkle - USA

“I graduated from Year 12 (school) last year hoping to do a course in 3D animation in 2014…

I realised that doing animation, being able to draw would be something that was very useful. This assumption was confirmed when I spoke to a few people in the industry… So I took it upon myself to learn and that’s when I came across the DrawPj course.

I’m only about halfway through but I can already see that its not as daunting as I thought it would be… I surprise myself with every activity… I look at it and I think ah, ok, thats quite good I never thought I could do that!”

Clayton Back – Australia

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