Anime and cartoon art

Anime and emoji and anime style art is very effective at communicating human emotions.

How could that be? It looks so simple? Don't you need complexity to communicate?

These styles of art are what we call "iconic". They reduce the human face to it's most essential elements - the eyes, nose and mouth. Our brains are very sensitive to the relation of these elements.

To draw an accurate iconic face it's really important that we place the simple shapes accurately. Check out my ebook: How to Sketch Shapes to practice the basics.

Pop Art lesson at Inglis Academy, Shop 7/7-11 Clarke St. Crows Nest, NSW

Paint a Masterwork

After only 4 hours these students had completed their own unique interpretation of an Australian landscape. Inglis Academy teaches you the same processes that were used by Monet, Cezanne and Van Gogh.
In our "Paint a Masterwork" course, after only 4 hours these students had completed their own unique interpretation of an Australian landscape. Inglis Academy teaches you the same processes that were used by Monet, Cezanne and Van Gogh.

Get your "Masterwork Artist Grade 1" certificate by completing two works from each list.

Each lesson you will finish a painting by Cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh and other masters. We will also paint local and iconic Aussie landscapes using the techniques we have learned from the old masters.

Paint a Masterpiece - lesson schedule

  • Ages: Adult
  • Skill level: Beginners welcome. Intermediate and Advanced artists will also enjoy the session.

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
Monet & Vincent Van Gogh demonstrating radically different approaches to a landscape. We can learn from both of them.

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Cezanne: The essential shapes of everything

Cezanne said that you could draw anything with three essential shapes: the circle, triangle and square.

Cezanne's essential shapes.
Cezanne's essential shapes.

In our Paul Cezanne painting sessions we explore his 'essential shapes' by interpreting some of his most most gorgeous paintings.

Cezanne also said "with an apple I will astonish Paris!" ,and apparently he did just that. Astonish yourself by painting a study of a Cezanne masterpiece!

A Cezanne by Peter Inglis, posed in my kitchen!
One my Cezannes, posed with some astonishing apples!

The Cezanne paintings in the course were chosen by myself from his repertoire of about 600 works. In some cases we paint an excerpt of the original, much the way a musician will arrange excerpts from an opera. Some of these major works are very elaborate and time consuming to complete in full, let's enjoy what we can!

Paul Cezanne's 'Still Life with a jug and fruit, 1893', painted in one lesson by beginner students at Inglis Academy. Paul Cezanne's 'Still Life with a plate of peaches, 1900', painted in one lesson by beginner students at Inglis Academy.
They did it, so can you!