Coloured Pencil Course Students Showcase

Here are a few pieces of work by student Bill Muldowney who has very kindly allowed us to show them on our Colleges News Blog. Bill is currently undertaking the Coloured Pencil certificate course by Melanie Phillips and is progressing through the course well. These pieces of artwork are from Bills second set of work, and we feel the close up of the tools, compositionally, work beautifully well. The colours of the tools also help with the balance of the composition.

We are looking forward to viewing more work from Bill. If you are interested in enrolling on the coloured pencil course, please visit our site for more details – coloured pencil certificate course.

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Open Art Invitation

This is an email the collage has received for an Open Art Invitation to all of the London Art College Students. If anyone gets involved we would love to hear from you!

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Open Art Invitation

We are inviting artists from across the UK to take part in Open Art at VillageLife, a free event for artists to perform and display their work in an open-air studio (covered) on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May.  We shall be widely promoting the event and expect large visitor numbers, offering great exposure to your audience and customers.  If you would like to take part, please contact me on 07956 623 198 to discuss being involved.

VillageLife is a unique retail, craft and leisure village in the Home Counties, best described as a little slice of Covent Garden, offering a range of shops and activities, as well as artists’ studios which we have available.

Kind Regards

Rudi Schogger

VILLAGELIFE
The Old Shire Horse Centre,
Bath Road
Littlewick Green,
Maidenhead

Berkshire
, SL6 3QA
M: 07956 623 198
E: rudi@myvillagelife.co.uk

Cartooning Diploma Student

We are pleased to announce a new feature on the London Art College blog news and that’s guest blogs by our students. We hope to have more over the coming months and if you would like to be involved please don’t hesitate to email us at any time.  Chris Wannell, a Cartooning Diploma Student gives a little about his background and his influences and why he wanted to be a cartoonist………

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My name is Chris Wannell and I have several interests, but the one that is relevant here is drawing and cartooning. I started drawing a couple of months ago using books borrowed from the library and have been reading up on cartooning techniques. I have now just started a correspondence cartooning diploma course with the London Art College.

I have been trying to work out what started my interest in cartooning and have come to the following conclusion. Throughout my childhood I had a great interest in comedies and collected tapes of “Tony Hancock”, “The Goons”, “Not The Nine O’Clock News” and many others, even now I avidly collect CDs of “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue”, “Old Harry’s Game” and many others.

I always fancied the idea of being a stand up comic, standing in front of an audience and basking in their adoration as they hang on my every word dazzling at my rapier wit. Being realistic though, I realise that I would suffer from stage fright and would freeze as soon as the  spotlight hit me. Coupled with that, I have problems vocalising my thoughts and hence am a slow speaker and get stuck getting some of the words out, so because of this I think a career as a comic is out of the question. Cartooning though is a perfect medium for a shy comic, as I don’t have to face an audience, and I don’t have to be a fast speaker and have plenty of time to look up any words that are causing me trouble.

Here is an example of my caricatures and cartoons which I have done using a cartooning dip pen and black drawing ink. I am also getting used to drawing directly to the PC using a Bamboo Fun Graphics Tablet and Artrage 2 as a drawing programme so I’d be interested in receiving any comments on these, Hope you enjoy my work.

All the best

Chris

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Discount at Jacksons Art Supplies!

We have had a newsletter from Jaskcsons art telling us about their special discounts for Daler Rowney Art Supplies.

We have received a special discount from Daler-Rowney on their Artists’ Watercolours, FW Inks and all their Paper Pads and are passing this savings on to you! We also have 2 special purchases of Daler-Rowney easels at really amazing prices. We are so excited about these offers that we are having a mid-month newsletter just to let you know about it.

You may also want to take advantage of the last few days of last month’s offers! These include Mabef easels, Rembrandt Oil Colour, Daylight Lamps, Winsor Series 7 brushes and Winsor Spiral Watercolour Pads. Spend over £50 and receive your choice of free sable brush or tube of Jackson’s Oil Colour. Details below.Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions: sales@jacksonsart.com

Yours,
Julie at Jackson’s

Click here to read the full newsletter and then to vist their shop online. Dont forget all London Art College students are eligible for discount at Jacksons Art Supplies when you ring them with your order. See the student website for details.

Student Community Forum News

The London Art College forum is doing really well, we now have over 50 students on there which is great considering we have only been up and rnniing for a few months. If you havent joined yet, come and say hi!

We have just started a new section where by students can put up their sketches and get feedback and encouragement from them from other students. Sketching on a daily basis really helps students develop their observational skills and their pencil techniaues which in turn imporvs drawing and painting for any subject or medium they wish to work in. The image below is an example of some 5 minutes sketches. Why not give it a go and show your drawings today!

Todays sketch thread….

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