I really enjoyed this course and I can definitely say that I see an improvement in my drawing. I’m not so afraid when trying to draw what looks like a difficult pose. All of the feedback I received really helped me so much and seeing everyone’s drawing inspired me.
I have never had art classes/formal training before, so this is my first class. Kenzo and Ms. Mayko are wonderful teachers, the teaching style that Kenzo uses is more like a friend then an instructor. While some students were more advance in their art, Kenzo never treated us non advance students as less then. All of his feedback was encouraging.
All of the students were also very kind. No matter the skill level, everyone was encouraging and were happy to share tips or advice when able.
Overall I would say that this was money well spent.
Thank you Kenzo and Mayko. You have been beyond generous with information, feedback, encouragement and examples. The alternation of lessons and practice sessions reinforces your message that learning to draw is about doing it. For a person (like myself) who has relied on a careful and systematic approach to drawing the figure, your many strategies for introducing gesture were non-threatening, fun, and inspiring: I was completely won over. Yes, drawing takes effort and concentration, but your program also provides the counterbalance of freedom and spontaneity. It is clearly the product of much clear thought.
I was trying to find a suggestion for improvement, but it’s hard. It’s amazing how you could cover so much in so little time. I’m very happy of the course because it taught me a lot and made me understand where I can improve my lines and my whole approach to the figure drawing.
Thank you again for the course!
This was an awesome experience for me. I knew I could draw but I wasn’t confident of my growth. This course helped me analyze things analytically and also do quick gestures. I feel more confident now but of course just like with everything else the more we practice, the better we get. The comments were very helpful from Kenzo and the other artists as well. The videos being 30 mins were extremely comfortable for me due to my work schedule and I usually take some time to register the lesson. I checked how I used to draw before and now. It has improved greatly.
I am very happy that I chose this course and very grateful to be part of this community.
Thank you so much Kenzo and Mayko.
I absolutely loved the course! I could tell you poured your heart into it.
I’ve taken a few drawing courses online before and this was nothing like what I’ve experienced before. Most courses I’ve done were just a collection of videos you pay for. Not this one, and that’s because you gave feedback and were actually very, very active in the forums.
I felt really challenged and struggled a lot, but that kinda was the point. Everybody in the community was so supportive.
This program really helped me with my figure drawing. I noticed that my simplification (though never easy) has gotten better… Depending and if and when this course will be offered again – I will sign up to participate. Thank you Kenzo and Mayko for a well designed and prepared figure drawing experience.
I thank Kenzo and Mayko of Love Life Drawing for their wonderful course and my classmates for their support and comments. Kenzo’s teachings are inspiring and encourage creativity.
It was my first online course and was skeptical when I registered. Today I can say this course was GREAT and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in gesture drawings (beginners or advanced artists).
I’ve taken a few short courses online earlier this year related to figure drawing, and what separates this one from the others is the emphasis on analytical drawing early in the program. After going through the analytical lessons I noticed that my drawings started to tighten up, and noticed that my ability to perceive accurately increased. I felt that I was making real progress and had lots of fun in the process, and for this reason I highly recommend this course to any aspiring artist.
Pace was perfect with very nice guided sessions. Enjoyed thorough, interesting and focused practice sessions.
It’s been a great course; very challenging at times. I think it explained a lot that I didn’t understand, and has given me a great deal to go on working and thinking about, because it has demonstrated how much room there is for improvement. One of the major pluses has been the community among the participants, which you may not have planned for, but which I’m sure is helped enormously by the teaching style, and your encouragement. Very warm thanks to both of you for this course, and for all your personal support.
As a complete novice I found the course inspiring and it gave the structure and purpose for me to have the confidence to make a start and to make some marks on paper. I feel I have made real progress and have even attended a life drawing session locally where I could put my work into action. the course has been a revelation to me and opened a world I didn’t know existed.
Thank you Kenzo for all your hard work, for imparting the knowledge to build the skills and for the motivation to keep at it.
Life of Drawing was an amazing journey for me. This has helped me in very many ways. I never had a consistent drawing routine. After the 10 weeks of drawing almost everyday I am inspired to continue it and I am happy that I have now developed a daily drawing schedule.
This program gave me confidence in my drawing skills and immense encouragement to continue this creative journey.
Thank you so much Kenzo for being such a great teacher, being so meticulous in going through our work and giving all of us so much of inspiration and guiding us patiently to go deeper into our practice.
As I said this has been my first ever drawing course and though it was a ‘virtual class’ I never felt so. Though there were moments of despair and frustration I enjoyed every moment of this journey. In the city where I live there is no opportunity to attend a live drawing class. So I am so grateful that I got such a wonderful chance. I consider this program to be a turning point in my life, lending more beauty and meaning to my life. I have been wishing for a long time to focus and improve my drawing skills and LoD has been a successful launching pad for this.
I am excited to hear about the new community platform and am looking forward to it.
I would certainly let you know my views and suggestions for improvement for future programs.
Heartfelt thanks to Mayko too. I am literally mesmerized watching her figures coming to life.
I haven’t yet come to terms that this program has come to an end!!! But I know every ending is a new beginning.
Good luck for all your efforts, Kenzo.
I am so grateful to have found you. It was a coincidence. You are an excellent teacher. I wish you teach everything I need to learn, not only art! 😉 The way you talk about my work, helped me change my inner voice and had an effect on my life in general not only in my artistic endeavours. I am so tired after these 10 weeks but it was worth it. I can see how much I progressed.
Even though I revolutionised my inner critic, I am going to miss yours and all my classmates’ encouraging comments whenever I draw something.
Thank you both for the course. I have learned a lot of tips and have had an opportunity to improve my skills. I have also identified areas which I haven’t grasped and appreciate that I can go back and redo these.
Great course! A lot of practical work, it was this work that gave the most desired effect in training.
Most of all I liked it when Kenzo did a review of my work and gave advice on improvement and advice on what and how to work…
Kenzo, Thanks for the great course!
I absolutely loved the class. The pacing was spot on and I thought everything was well covered. As a beginner -I’d only been drawing for a few months- the class was ideal. I’m primarily interested in figures and week 1, lesson 1 is right into figures rather than coffee mugs, spheres, boxes, and whatever else most classes use as a starting point. Additionally, while many programs claim to be geared toward beginners, one quickly finds they are not, even if only in terms of jargon. Feedback in the class is helpful and constructive, but also positive and supportive. For me, this was the perfect place to start life drawing.
I honestly did love this class and I’m bummed it’s over. Hopefully they’ll be something to follow up on in the future. I enjoy pastels and Mayko seems to as well, that would be an amazing class.
Grace and Peace,
I would have occasional success with my drawings and it was very difficult to get a drawing done unless I spent a lot of time on it. This program gave me path to execute better drawings and visualize them faster with the many systems it put together. I finally have a path to follow. My drawings have really improved but it still is a work in progress. It was so much fun communicating with Kenzo and the other artists. Kenzo and his mom were very inspiring and it was a great way to concentrate on the classes. Everything has improved in my drawings and I saw even really good artists as well as beginners make improvements as well as myself. I’m definitely in the next program they put on, what a bargain.
Overall I really loved the program. It was long enough to cover many topics but not too long as to get burned out. Kenzo has a pleasant voice and demeanor. He conveys the lessons confidently and effectively. I do believe I have improved, my proportions are more intuitive and lines more confident. Much more practice is required butt I now have a better base to go from. I love how Kenzo always has positive things to say on every drawing regardless of the artists skill level. The criticism is always very constructive. I look forward to taking more classes in the future. Cheers.
Excellent course, especially for me as a I am just starting out in drawing and in figure drawing, and learning as an older person. I am amazed at how well Kenzo provides excellent instruction and feedback to accomplished artists as well as someone like me who is just starting out. Although, due to personal issues, I was unable to keep up with the course on a weekly basis, I found the discussion and camaraderie of the other students incredibly encouraging and helpful. The feedback videos for the other artists, who requested feedback, are wonderful, they really helped me to focus and identify areas that I could work on as well. I have no hesitation recommending this course to any level of artist. Anyone who is starting out or anyone who is accomplished will gain from this workshop!
Being new to drawing I was looking for some basic easy to understand and follow instruction. I found it here with Kenzo. The lessons are always well written and presented. The content follow a logical flow which makes it that much better. Overall it was time very well spent. Thank you Kenzo for all your help.
Hi Kenzo, firstly thanks for such a great 10 weeks which for me was paced just right. Starting by building skills on each part of the body then bringing it all together in week 5. After the break the lessons continued to provide challenging content and really helped me get to grips with gesture.
On a personal level thank you and Mayko for a fantastic ten weeks in which I have grown as an artist along with my peers. I look forward to more of your videos in the future.
Thank YOU Kenzo. I had a great experience during the past 10 weeks. Although I regularly attend a live figure drawing group, it had been hit and miss as to how I managed to eek out a drawing. Now I feel like I have tools to work with, and my drawings are starting to show improvement even with the live model. I appreciate that you are able to break things down for easier consumption, but also kept in mind the bigger picture. Your gentle encouragement without pandering to us was the perfect motivator.
So thank you ever so much for making this lesson possible, via online and then affordable too. You’re a gifted teacher!
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