Testimonials And Feedback From Students 

In Various Countries

"I really like how Christopher teaches how to work in small sections and how to observe the gradual grey hues carefully"

jennifersdrawing
(Jennifer's drawing)

For the last five years or so I've been learning how to draw Manga. I've been training myself to see lines as it's essential in drawing comics. I also gradually began to lean towards a genre called Manga Realism and favoured the digital medium.

But just a few week ago, I saw a pencil artwork done by a grand uncle and my passion for pencil art rekindled. And it was around the same time that I came across Teacher Christopher's books on Realistic Pencil Portrait Mastery. I really like how Teacher Christopher teaches how to work in small sections and how to observe the gradual grey hues carefully. The whole learning process has been a pleasurable one and has definitely enriched my personal journey with art.

Thank you Teacher Christopher for these books.

My DA art gallery: http://dreamstone.deviantart.com/

 - Jennifer Lee, Singapore

"When I meet anyone who is interested in drawing portraits, I will definitely recommend your course"

michalsdrawing
(Michal's drawing)

Hi Christopher,

I'm a watercolor portrait artist www.michalmadison.com & the drawing course has helped me a lot. i like the way you work in sections - that's been helpful - looking for the shadows & subtle value changes. i drew pencil portraits before i started painting watercolor portraits & it's been a great refresher course. when i meet anyone who is interested in drawing portraits, i will definitely recommend your course. you make it simple and easy to understand. so yes, it's been helpful.

i hope you have a great day also!

thank you for sharing your passion for art!

- Michal Madison, United States
www.michalmadison.com

"I feel that my work has improved a great deal since I started this course"

miriamsdrawing2
(Miriam's drawing)

miriamsdrawing1
(Miriam's drawing)

I have bought this course because I wanted to be able to draw realistic portraits and I felt that I did not have the skills to produce a beautiful realistic portrait.

This course has been a great help, although I still need loads of practice I feel that I have learned so much through following this course in techniques and observation.  The lessons are so easy to follow especially with the aid of the process maps which show which steps to tackle next. 

The reference photos are also a great help to those who need material to work from, I myself preferred to use my own photos to work from as they are of more interest to me personally.

I thought that this course would be benefit from a section on how to draw/trace the head before you add the features. When I wrote to Christopher about this he answered promptly and suggested ways of doing this and even sent me a video link to help me with this process. 

I feel that my work has improved a great deal since I started this course and I still use it as reference whenever I work on a new portrait. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to draw truly realistic portraits from photographs.

 - Miriam Borg, Malta

"In one day have already learned to draw the eye better than I would ever have imagines"

pamsdrawing
(Pam's drawing)

Hi Christopher,

I just started Christopher Sia's Realistic Pencil Portrait Drawing course and in one day have already learned to draw the eye better than I would ever have imagines. Sia's instructions take you step by step through the construction both of a "perfect eye" and of presumably flawless examples of the other facial features.

Once you have learned to draw a perfect eye, it is easy to take your understanding and draw any eye, which is of course the real genius of Sia's method.

These drawing lessons, both throughly enjoyable and productive, go well beyond casual sketching: students learn to observe minutely the details of any given face, to see what is, and what is not, before them, and how to translate what they see into what are after all just pencil marks on paper.

I highly recommend it for both the experienced and the inexperienced artists alike. Well worth the price!

My best to you,

 - Pam Wagg, United States

georgesdrawing
(George's drawing)

 - George Hewitt, UK

"Thanks to your course people think I am a real artist now, when they look at my portraits"

Hi Christopher,

It is a privilege for me to tell you how great your course of "Realistic Pencil Portrait Mastery" is. I am thrilled because I have always battled to draw a nose and ear realistically, but thanks to your course people think am a real artist now, when they look at my portraits.

I am a grandma and have 6 grandchildren. I am doing pencil drawings of their baby photo's at the moment. Thanks to your course I find it much easier now especially to draw their hair. I am only drawing for 2 years but suddenly I feel like a real master :-)

It is so great that we here in South Africa can, thanks to technology, also benefit from your great eBooks on how to draw pencil portraits.

I can truthfully recommend it to students or anybody for that matter who is serious about their drawings. It is the very best!

Hope you have a wonderful day
 

 - Rina Minné, South Africa

"Within the first couple of weeks, spending a couple of hours a day, I have noticed a 100% improvement"

Hi Christopher,

Before taking your course I likened my pencil drawing to reasonable yet it never ever turned out the way that I had hoped. Yet within the first couple of weeks, spending a couple of hours a day, I have noticed a 100% improvement and a much better liking to taking up the pencil.

Just by following the steps laid down by you I have found the professional within me especially when doing eyes, ears, and noses, my next step forward is to start making hair look more realistic.

I have searched so many sites on the internet for so many years (wasting my time really) to try and better my drawing/sketching style but have never succeeded getting pasted the flat 2D outcome; that is until I tried using your methods of doing things. his is exactly what I have been searching for and with time on my hands I have the outcome I have always wanted.

Thank you once again for a most worth-while course; one that I would advise anyone who wants to better their drawing/sketching techniques and bring out the hidden professional within them.

many thanks

- Harry Norton, N.Ireland

"I have bought many books on drawing but yours is superlative"

Dear Christopher I have much pleasure in commending your book on drawing realistic portraits! So much information and the step by step instructions/drawings to draw individual features I cannot praise enough. I have bought many books on drawing but yours is superlative. Many congratulations. I cannot add anything negative.

Regards,
 

 - Maxine Mayhew, UK

"I have found your Mastery Home Course very helpful"

Hi Christopher, I am very happy to report I have found your Mastery Home Course very helpful. I must admit I procastinated for some time before finally sending for you course, but have not regretted for one moment since, you have also spurred me on to practice my drawing, and have given me some heart that I will get better, thank you, keep up the good work.

Cheers

 - Hazel Dunford, Australia

"If there is anyone wanting to learn to pencil draw I would recommend your course"

Hello Christopher,

I totally enjoy your pencil portrait mastery home course. I couldn't think of a way to get the righ proportions for the portrait and I found your course so helpful. It is the first time I tried a portrait of my grandaughters graduation. I know I need practice but with your help I will improve.

I love to draw, and paint. I need help there too. If there is anyone wanting to learn to pencil draw I would recommend your course. The step by step method is very helpful.

Thanks.

 - Kaye Skanes, Canada

"I am doing eyes very well now and everything is really getting much better"

Thanks and yes I did learn a lot through your course. I am doing eyes very well now and everything is really getting much better... I have really only been drawing for about a year and love drawing faces, watercoloring. I am still practicing and someday will be good enough to show someone my work! I love it!

Thanks

 - Alice

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