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.
I bought a sketchbook and started studying from Andrew Loomis, who teaches the constructive method of drawing. I also started studying anatomy in my spare time (by watching YouTube tutorials and reading/studying from books). 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.
However, there’s much more to the figure than just anatomy and I fell like Drawing Academy is the perfect place to learn everything I need. For example, it is still rather hard for me to draw figures from reference and capture the likeness (It’s much easier for me to draw figures from imagination).
Also, because there are no good schools in Estonia that teach fine art (we only have conceptual art teachings) so I have no one to ask for help. Right now, I draw for about 8-10 hours a day.