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    BaileyBailey
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    Hello, my name is Bailey from Canada. My inspirations are Jeremy Enecio, Ozabu, and Vladimir Kush. I’m starting this journey as a new artist, and I’m so excited to unlock my potential.

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    Tamia ChambersTamia Chambers
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    Hello,

    My name is Tamia. I started my art journey basically in early 2020. I still have a ton to learn and hope to get better through the teachings provided through NMA. Some of my art influences are Alex Grey, Caravaggio, and Vincent Van Gogh. Bird drawing

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    Ed Motosaki
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    Hello everyone, my name is Ed and I’m from Colombia. I am a total beginner and I hope to work hard in my drawing skills, so I can develop my ideas and projects. My influences vary from fashion/art models photograhy, magazines, series and movies. It all depends on how all these resources use light and shadow, color and so many things that finally creates amazing pieces of art.

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    noselvesnoselves
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    Hello everyone, my name is Joshua and I’m 23 years old currently living in the United States. I’ve been drawing for about 3 years now and I desperately want to do this course to start the NMA curriculum. I just have to be be patient enough to get through the fundamentals. My art influences follow the old Renaissance Masters, I’ve always dreamed about becoming like Da Vinci or Michelangelo. Being a Renaissance man, is something that I wish to strive for because I believe there is a unified connection to everything but as an artist we have to show this. I’ve been with NMA for about 2 years and I love this website, I want to say a big thank you to everyone involved with creating this website, my view of art has never been the same since I joined, and I’m truly grateful for the opportunities that this site gives me.

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    Ioana Raducanu
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    Hi, I’m Ioana and I’m here to learn academic drawing. It’s a subject I’m pretty scared of but it feels like the legit way to really learn how to draw. I also have an art channel on instagram that helps me keep accountable. I’m not selling anything nor taking comissions since I like to keep drawing things I like and I enjoy. If you want to check it out, it’s @ioanaxraducanu. Here is a drawing I’ve made recently.

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    Dennis HandyDennis Handy
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    Hello NMA-Community,

    my name is Danny, I am 28 and from Germany. I’ve been drawing for several years now, but I more and more notice that I lack a professional guidance and deep understanding of art. Until I found NMA, I’ve struggled a little bit with drawing lately, but now  I am looking forward to go on this new journey and I am optimistic, that NMA is what I’ve been looking for. 🙂

     

     

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    AmandaAmanda
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    @DavidUrbon: Did you ever get an answer to this question? I’m also interested. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly clear to me that I’ll have to DIY most (if not all) of my studio furniture, given how cost-prohibitive much of it is.

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    Sema MartinSema Martin
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    Hello Everyone! My name is Sema Martin and I am very excited to be doing this course. I have been a full-time artist for 5 years now, making my living from colored pencil pet portraits. I have had no formal training so now I want to go back to basics and learn from the beginning! Here is an example of my current work. I draw people’s pets from their pictures but I want to learn how to draw properly without feeling like a photocopier.

    Cat portrait in coloured Pencil

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    shazia juna
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    Hello,  I thought I would share this infomration for individuals who would prefer to use cruelty-free art materials. Just a comment as a vegan with a previous background in Chemistry (both industrial and academic), learning to draw and paint. Softer graphite pencils  B-9B (I think there is a 12B now) typically contain some form of fat which improves the adhesion of graphite particles to the paper surface. The only vegan-friendly pencils I have found are produced by Faber Castell where they use synthetic oils rather than tallow (most common across various brands). Derwent also label their pencils with information relating to vegan-friendly status.

    There is also some controversy surrounding Sharpies, as they may contain animal-based raw materials and maybe tested on animals. But there are alternatives available, as I am based in Europe, Faber Castell permanent markers are an option.

     

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    shazia juna
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    Hello, This comment is intended for the NMA team. The information regarding the Paper (chapter 11) in this lesson is a bit misleading. I have a strong background in chemistry: PhD and postdoctoral research (polysaccharides– cellulose is also a polysaccharide). I am learning to paint and draw. I hope you can consult external specialists (technical chemists in the paper industry) and provide a more accurate overview of papers. In the video the instructor states that wood pulp paper is cellulose, while cotton is different….

    Both wood pulp and cotton papers consist of cellulose. The major difference between wood pulp and cotton paper are the actual lengths of the cellulose fiber: cellulose fiber derived from cotton is considerably longer hence stronger than the shorter cellulose fiber derived from wood pulp.

    One interesting option are papers made from recycled bamboo waste, and the cellulose fibers derived from bamboo are comparable to the cellulose fibers derived from cotton. Commercially, Hahnemühle produce Bamboo Mixed Media paper and sketchbooks which are environmentally-friendly.

    I hope that NMA will consult several chemists (paper industry) and update the information in this chapter accordingly. Thanks!!

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    Janet Tidwell
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    Hi group, I am excited to begin this course and hone my drawing skills.  I feel that my drawing abilities, or lack thereof, is holding me back as an artist so I want to start with the basics.  I have worked with watercolor and acrylic but the past year I have been working digitally in Procreate. This is one of my pieces that I drew from a reference photo.

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    Yunyi Wang
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    Hi, I’m Yunyi, and I’m from Beijing, China. I’m a Sophomore in college studying Art History. Until 3 years ago, I was pretty active in drawing. But I did not have enough guidance, so I felt lost and gave up. Now I’m back, and I hope to get some practice from this class. Some of my favorite artists Paul Cezanne, Egon Schiele, and Johannes Vermeer.

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    Sebastian Seggewiss
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    Hi my Name is Sebastian,

    I am from Germany and am looking forward to learn a lot about drawing.

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    Aiko
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    Hey everybody, I’m Aiko, nice to meet you all.

    Very excited to start. I’m yet to order all the art supplies, probably going to happen towards the end of the month. Currently I’m drawing on iPad.

    I’ve decided to pursue an illustrator path for now, will see where it goes from there.

    Some of my little doodles:

    https://ibb.co/zx9hbX7
    https://ibb.co/G5Wdj4g
    https://ibb.co/Ss20xJm

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    saturn
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    Hello everyone! Please call me Saturn. I’m a newbie to drawing and I just started this course. Can’t wait to learn with everyone here. 🙂

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