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Painting was and always will be an important part of my life

Painting was and always will be an important part of my life

Feedback from CÁSSIO ANTUNES DE OLIVEIRA

I am an amateur painter but the painting is my job, and I’ve lived doing that for more than ten years.

My biggest challenge in painting is to reach a professional level, technically and commercially.

I would like to learn the basis and foundations of the academic painting, because the figurative painting is my passion. …

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I would love to dedicate my life to art

I would love to dedicate my life to art

Feedback from Eric Busch

Art takes 2nd place to work, kids and wife.

I draw every Friday and Saturday evening into the early morning hours.

I’m always trying to learn new techniques through trial and error, things I read, looking at different works of art through different mediums and styles. I think most of my challenges come from time.

I would love to dedicate my life to art, but having small children and a wife and job responsibilities I can only dedicate so much time right now. I would like to learn to draw more realistically. …

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Art helps me carry my basket safely through life

Art helps me carry my basket safely through life

Feedback from Tamara L Smithee-Smith

My mother says I have always drawn. She remembers me drawing detailed trees as a small child. All I know is I have always used art as a way to escape.

I am bipolar and was not diagnosed until I was 40 years old ..I was a police officer who worked the bombing and two awful tornadoes and was injured in the line of duty more than once. During the most awful times I drew.

I dropped my basket as we say in the South except I kicked mine and ran over it with a car. …

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I wish to be a professional artist

I wish to be a professional artist

Feedback from Rajnesh Kumar

Hi I am Rajnesh from India. Currently I am doing a diploma from Delhi collage of art. I wish to be a professional artist, art is a decision I took over all the easy decision as you all must be knowing, how difficult it is to make career in art field.

But my passion toward’s my goal of being a great artist helps me learning more about this field. …

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A man with a passion to learn

A man with a passion to learn

Feedback from Tom Miller

I am a retired dds living on social security. I have taken a few Bob Ross courses on landscape oil on 16×20 board.

I am a wood carver some years back and I love to do things in my workshop. I have done a few oil paintings and I have done a few faces in colored pencil. These works have prompted me to learn your fabulous techniques in drawing faces and whole body drawings and learning how to paint them in oil and or pencil. I have wanted to take the courses for s\a long time but do not have the funds to pay for them.

I love to go to art museums to admire the many artists of the world.

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Keeping the spirit of fine art alive in Estonia

Keeping the spirit of fine art alive in Estonia

Feedback from Min Sung

My name is Sung, I’m 20 years old and live in Estonia, although I’m half-Korean.

I started drawing when I was a child (about six years old) by copying characters from Japanese anime shows and manga. The characters looked very basic but they had a certain appeal. My family loved my drawings (my mom painted as a hobby, my sister has a bachelors degree in jewellery art), but for some reason, I quit art and drawing completely for over ten years.

This year I found out about your other course, the Anatomy Master Class and I have to say, it has been amazing! It teaches you everything you need to know about how different body parts work so it has been a great guide for me on how to draw the figure from imagination. …

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Never Give Up Again

Never Give Up Again

Feedback from Gil

I am a full-time caregiver for my old father and a sister for about two years now.

I have always been interested in drawing and painting since I started school at the age of 7
. My drawings were often selected by my teachers for display in the classroom and there was once I was asked to draw a picture for our school exhibition.

However, my parents like most other parents at that time do not think well of art subjects. So it was only after I had completed my former education that I decided to pursue my interest.

Unfortunately, my experiences were discouraging. After dropping out from the third part-time courses that I had signed up, I gave up all hopes of ever been able to draw and paint. …

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Art gives me a sense of meaning in my life

Art gives me a sense of meaning in my life

Feedback from Kenneth Leon Roberts

I am an American illustrator who lives in Provo, Utah, U.S.A. As an illustrator, I illustrate children’s books and merchandise with fun illustrations geared for an audience that is young at heart.

I am a retired international travel agent who is desperately trying to improve his skills in the world of art.

I love to do art work that has social value and meaning. I have a story behind every piece of art I complete. I have a wide variety of subjects and I love to learn new techniques.
Art has a place in my heart as well as my life because it is a means of expression that gives me a sense of meaning in my life. …

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Metamorphosis through art

Metamorphosis through art

Feedback from Priti

I am a retired academician.

I lost my husband almost two years ago and took up art, mostly watercolours to fill up my time. It has now become something I long to be doing all the time. This was a complete turnover for me for all my life I worked in science and maths. Art was the farthest thing from my mind. But entering this arena has been an eye opener, I realise how much more observant and careful I have become!

I miss it when travelling and compensate by looking at others’ art on internet, specially Pinterest. …

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Fighting Adversity through Art

Fighting Adversity through Art

Feedback from Robyn

My name is Robyn Weinrib and I live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I live with my hubby and 7 fur babies.

I am a recovering Artist.. Nah I am an Artist but not recovering yet I’m still so very passionate about art work what ever it may be. My medium of choice is Oils. I love to work with them sooo very much. Then it’s Acrylics and Watercolors. I came to art a little late in life.

I was in a bad Motorcycle  accident where I came to be in a wheelchair and the doctor said I would be lucky if I walked again. Well at least I was still alive!!

I used to dance Professionally and then of coarse after the accident I couldn’t dance any longer. I had to quit that and my day job. I didn’t know how to stay at home and not work. I went into a terrible depression that lasted a very long time. …

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