Basic Drawing skills at the highest level (20 lessons)
This Drawing Course is based on a French 19th century Classic Academic drawing training. It builds up your abilities to draw realistic drawings. Not many people realize drawing is needed to learn how to build 'form' in order to PAINT form. This course is set up to help you build form in a relatively short time.
This course teaches how to:
- use a consistent procedure to set up your drawings.
- use skills like measuring and rendering in a realistic manner
- really see with an artists' eye
- lay a solid drawing foundation for every drawing or painting
- measure your results through excellent exercises!
- perform self control and improving your own artwork
- use timeproven principles for any future drawings to get spectacular results!
We start with relatively simple drawings that soon grow into more complicated ones.
The course is set up with:
- Beautiful example plates of eyes, profile and ears.
- 12 instruction video's that demonstrate how to do it. Watch while you draw!
- 25 excellent exercises to work from
- Clear Instructions for step by step learning to help you grow your drawing abilities
- But most important: to learn a consistent procedure on how to draw, built on timeless principles
Isn't reality what we want? We want to be able to render a drawing as we see it in reality!
Don't wait any longer, but enrol now in this fantastic course!
'Drawing 1' will teach you a lot. You will start with basics and end up with drawing portraits. But more, you will internalize to really look closely to each detail. This course will take quite some of your time and you have to be willing to be patient and repeat a process again and again. For me, it was quite challenging. However, if you are willing to put some effort into it, it will have a great impact on you, and is one good tool to prepare for great drawings and also can function well as a prestage for excellent paintings. I can really recommend the course and the Weekly Coaching."
- Natalie Schwarz, Schlangen, Germany
"For me it was valuable to have completed the drawing course of Dutch Art Academy. Although I sometimes reached my "artistic" limits, sometimes had to stifle a tear from time to time and then thought I would stop now, I am very grateful to Marion de Jong today. Because in retrospect I have to say that the structure of the course is very well thought out. I was able to train the importance of the procedures, the exact work and the sharpening of the eyes very well.
When I now work in my studio, I notice again and again that I have learned more patience to work more precisely. Now I notice more quickly when a distance is wrong or a line is not straight.
Marion de Jong takes it very seriously and invests a lot of time in the evaluations, so buy the extra Weekly Coaching. She also has the courage to make corrections in the pictures of my work. The corrections are always well explained and justified. Sometimes also on the basis of examples. Just as well she can encourage and motivate to persevere."
- Marlis Hotz, Switserland
'Good Art is Built on a Good Foundation'
At age 4 Marion held grandpa's watercolor pencils for the first time. They came in a metal tin, with all the colors of the rainbow. This was the first time that Marion was really attracted to color and drawing. The pastel portraits made by her grandfather awakened her artist's heart. This first experience with 'art' at a young age never let go of her. After learning a 'solid profession' as a secretary, she started a long-lasting learning curve that brought her artwork further.
She started her artist aspirations with watercolour painting and then switched to acrylic and mixed media. In her early years she mainly worked in a modernist style.
'I have made many inspired works based on my personal faith experiences. From 2013 there was a greater need for realistic works. I started to focus more on realism and the technique that is needed for this.
I developed a love for drawing and started to paint in oil as well, in the tradition of the Old Masters: I made master copies or preliminary studies of them in order to investigate and master the techniques. From this foundation of realism, being able to grasp form, tonality, and expressiveness, my mission is to revitalize the Dutch tradition of drawing and painting. It would be so beautiful if this Dutch legacy were to be preserved for future generations.'
Marion is the founder of Dutch Art Academy online school to facilitate realistic art education.
Marion studied at the Gooische Academie in Laren, NL for 5 years and took lessons in watercolor, acrylic, and oil. She did several portrait and model courses, among others with Humphrey Bennett, Svetlana Tartakovska, and Anatomy/écorché with Per Olof Penrick (former Florence Academy of Art anatomy teacher). And portrait, landscape, and still life at the Russian art academy in Florence. In addition, she is constantly engaged in self-study.
Marion has been teaching drawing and painting in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany since 2006.
Isn't this a fabulous course? This is what you get:
- Example plates of ears, eyes and profile
- Clear instructionvideo's
- Practical directions
- Excellent exercises
- But most important: to learn a consistent procedure on how to draw built on timeless principles!
Next to doing great drawings you will also gain a lot of understanding about anatomy. Don't wait any longer and enrol today. Estimated length of the course is 3 months (on 1 lesson per week). Time dedication: 3 hours per week to view the course lecture and do the exercises.
You can grow very fast! This is depending on:
- the time you are willing to give to this course,
- the skillset you already have, and
- your commitment to doing your exercises
You can start right now and stop any time you like!
We recommend to take Weekly Coaching to even boost your results further:
Through Weekly Coaching Marion will give you personal feedback on your drawings.