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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Secret Suburb: Creating masterpieces

Secret Suburb: Creating masterpieces ... in Sydney suburb St Leonards.

Article by Jenifer Jagielski, The Sunday Telegraph July 20, 2014

Peter Inglis, from his art store in St Leonards, teaches people how to paint the masters in four hours. Picture: Adam Taylor
Peter Inglis teaches people how to paint the masters in four hours. Picture: Adam Taylor

" YOU may think St Leonards is just another stop on the rail line. But, get out and explore and you will find a whole world of hidden treasures. Here we uncover a few of its secrets. "

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Figure Drawing

Suitable for:
Ages: High school | Adult
Skill levels: Intermediate | You must pass the Drawing 101 exam. Book yourself in on the website to take that test.

In these lessons we learn and practice the basic skills of figure drawing.

Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866
We learn to capture the expression of a movement in a few simple marks.

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