What Our Students Say…

I want you to know that I have tried other online courses and you are the best one out there. Your method of teaching is just great. I have watched the first two lessons completely at least 6 times, and each time I pick something up. Usually it is just something so small it can be overlooked easily. My work has gotten better because of it and for that I truly thank you.

– Ray, Wooster, OH

I just wanted to send huge thanks for the information that you have given me in order to further my development in portrait drawing. I am speechless of how much I have learned within the small period of time I have spent with the drawing course. I am more than excited to tackle the rest of the course! Thanks again!.

– Chris, Charlotte, NC

I just want to say that you advanced my skill dramatically. Family and friends are amazed at the quality of my work. My sincere thanks.

– Halus, Bear, DE

I just completed my first time through the lesson! I am totally impressed and inspired. I first thought I would watch the lessons through a couple of times and then attempt a portrait drawing on my own using my newly learned skills. After the detailed instruction, I believe I can begin after one time through and use the lessons as a reference in the process. I can’t wait to begin. I have sought portrait instruction through the years in books and classes but have not found one that offered so much material and so easily followed. I am a self taught artist. You have added a whole new dimension to my learning curve. Thank you.

– Jo, Porter, TX

It just occurred to me it might be nice if I let you know how much I am enjoying the Drawing Basics course. It is confirmation that logic is our friend.

– Joy, The Hague, NL

I am currently only about 1/3 thru the course and it is everything I had hoped! It is broken down into small/short snippets of process that I find easy to learn and apply. Sometimes instructors can get a little ‘moonbeamish’ with their presentation, but not David. Nothing better than concrete/useful cookbook ways of proceeding thru the process of blocking in…the most important piece of getting a likeness.

– Mike, New York, NY

Somehow, much to my surprise I’ve become 66 years old. I’ve been trying, with minimal success to learn the mechanics, as well as the Feel (which comes more naturally) of how to draw faces. Triangulation, comparative measurement seemed like cold mathematical systems, antithetical to real Expression and Soul. Wrong ! I’m getting So Much out of your teaching:systematic, clear, precise and concise with wonderful results in your finished, or at least “that’s It .. I’m Done ! drawings. You’ve shown me that, as with music, Soul /Discipline/are proven tools,allowing one to keep moving unveiling and peeling away layers…..working towards the heart of some kind of Mystery that connects us, are Important and Necessary. Ah, it appears that you Can, teach an Old Dog new tricks. Deep thanks.

– David, Palm Springs, CA

Thank you for the Portrait Drawing Course; it is incredible. The way everything is broken down and explained in such detail is a must for someone new to drawing, like myself. Needless to say, that’s not something that I’ve ever found available in this type of format. Even if it was, I wouldn’t want to think about how much it would cost. The amount of video and instruction available with this course is quite simply the best drawing tuition I’ve seen on the internet (at any price), and believe me, I’ve looked.

Thank you for making a product that is exactly what you say it was. I’ve seen your competitors claim things like, “complete portrait drawing lessons, from start to finish.” The actual content they offer is laughable compared to what is offered here. I’ve spent the last 8-9 months scouring the internet for exactly this kind of drawing tuition, but I simply did not believe that it was available; at any price. I hope you sell a million of these.

– Sam, Knoxville, TN

I am really enjoying this online art course. It has provided me with valuable keys for achieving an accurate translation of subject and form. I’ve been struggling with understanding the methods of sighting and triangulation as well as scale and framing. The instruction is simple and very effective. After just one evening of watching the videos, I experienced many “AHA!” moments which allowed me to correct my approach to estimating the dimensions and landmarks of my subject. I am very pleased with the material Mr. Jamieson has provided and feel that it was worth every penny. I look forward to seeing more courses offered by your studio. Thank you, Mr. Jamieson.

– Jake, Murphy, TX

Thanks David for this online course, as a beginner I can see the improvement already and my confidence has been lifted by the step by step process of the course. To find such a gem of a course online has been great and I have an immense regard for your work. Great informative teaching and style, fantastic course thank you Vitruvian.

– Patrick, Devon, England

Thank you so much for putting this course together, I cannot express my gratitude enough!

– Daniel, Gainesville, FL

David, what a terrific course! I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in drawing. My results may not be perfect, but because of the instruction and knowledge gained from you this has turned out to be my best drawing by far. These videos are not a one time reference. They are packed full of information that one can refer to again and again. The feedback from the critique is something that I have never experienced from any type of on-line learning course. To sum up, This course and the knowledge gained from it have given me the confidence to move ahead with my drawing, confident that I can improve with hard work. What’s next? Whatever it is, you can be assured that I will want to purchase it.

– Daniel, Vestavia Hills, AL

Thank you so much for such thorough online portrait lessons! I have such a better understanding of the importance of darks and lights. You have,also, taught me that I don’t have to be loose in my drawings or paintings for that matter. I am very grateful for that ! I look forward to more lessons in the future.

– Karen, Columbus, IN

David- Thank you so much for offering this course. I have found it absolutely enlightening! My lack of confidence in being able to “get a likeness” always hindered my ability to produce a portrait that I was truly happy with.. So following your instruction and attention to detail I ditched the grid and other tools I’ve used in the past and just went for it relying solely on sighting and triangulation and I was able to produce the best portrait I’ve ever drawn. A few of the many things I learned from you was to SLOW DOWN (I was subconsciously always looking for shortcuts- there are none), keep checking proportions/angles, and the power of squinting. Thank you again. I can’t wait to get started on my next!

– Albert, Cold Spring, NY

Hi David: I just finished the course about three minutes ago and I am feeling exhilarated by my results and at the same time I can see where I can most certainly improve when I take on my next drawing. Your pedagogical approach is excellent and you have such a calm and confident approach that it in turn builds confidence in the student.

– Wayne, Victoria, BC

Excellent course! I love the sequential structure and attention to details and how well David explains and demonstrates what he is teaching. I have taken other art classes and have some experience, so I initially started with the Portrait Drawing. And it is such a good course, that I decided that I did not want to miss anything from the basics skills that are fundamental to really becoming a masterful artist. David is an outstanding artist and teacher. He goes step by step, explaining and showing the how to of everything and gives plenty of practice materials to develop the skills. I am really impressed. I feel I have found what I was looking for. I am enjoying what I am learning, and I am already looking forward to more online courses. Keep them coming!

– Kathleen, Carolina, PR

I’d first like to add to the chorus of positive reviews about the course: it’s fantastically detailed; it’s fantastically informative, it’s, well, fantastic! Thank you for sharing this information with those of us who, for whatever reason, cannot attend your studio.

– Christopher, Sheffield, UK

Your instruction is awe-inspiring. Your artful expression to the details have addressed the areas of portraiture that were difficult for me to understand from other instructors and from what I’ve read in art books (such as measuring and blocking in). I’m excited about going through each lesson again as I begin to draw the portrait I started. The PDF is a good reference point, but the visual instruction is the only way for me to learn techniques. Thank you for all the hard work you must have gone through to put this together. It’s exactly what I was looking for.

– Theresa, Petaluma, CA

David, Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am still plowing through the super detailed material throughout your course. You’ve taken on a Hurculean effort that far exceeded my expectations. I have been a professional artist for many years and have alway considered myself fairly able, but what you have taught me so far is that I can augment my raw God-given talent with a more scientific, verifiable approach to build very accurate drawings, both portrait and landscape. I have always believed that any artist able to capture a believable likeness can draw absolutely anything is proving correct. Thanks again David for the course and thank you for promoting the arts in general.

– Tim, Port Aransas, TX

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