It’s always nice when a graduate of the Virtual Art Academy has a major success. So our heartfelt congratulations to Thomas Ruckstuhl for getting a well-deserved 2nd Place in the BoldBrush Painting Competition...
Online Art Community BenefitsWe have a vibrant online art community here at the Virtual Art Academy. On this page you'll find news about our community as well as the latest tips and techniques on painting. Our community is special for five reasons:
- Unique Ladder Of Learning™ approach gives you feedback on your work
- Serious students all working to the same professional curriculum
- Students focused on learning specific skills
- Online sharing of assignments
- Access to large online database of art knowledge and books
Whether you are painting landscapes, still lifes, or portraits, eighty percent of the realism in your painting comes from just one thing. So if you are struggling making your paintings look real, this might help you...