Before and After by an Old Masters Academy student
…At my lowest point, a friend of mine from the college gave me a book titled Better Than College. This book has changed my life. I took it as guidance. I stopped playing the victim and started to find alternatives to college. One day, I stumbled upon the Old Masters Academy website. There, I realized that what I really want to do is not illustration but classical oil painting. This was a big shift in my understanding of art.
Artwork by Vladimir
I started to paint almost as soon as I learned to walk.
The first canvas for me was a new wardrobe, which my parents bought the day before. On the main door I painted a handsome man. I thought everyone should like it. And immediately learned the first lesson: I’ll be not understood by my contemporaries.
For the next 50 years, I skipped painting classes :). But a year ago I decided that it’s never too late to start.
Now I study the academic drawing and watercolor. At the moment, I was very interested in classical oil painting. I would like to master the technique of old masters. …