……to enter this years competition!!
“This is oil on canvas and is of Dunstable Castle on the Northumberland coast where I spent 2 weeks for my holidays. This painting was inspired by the walk from the beach back to the campsite on a warm sunny day. I wanted to catch the warmth and the sun of the day.”
Painting and Drawing Diploma Course
Alethea Jack is an 8 year old Young Artist student who has completed a drawing of her favourite pair of trainers for her course.
Tutor John Byrne said
“big CONGRATULATIONS….your work is very, very good for an 8 year old. I can see that you have put a lot of practise into your drawings……. you have succeeded with flying colours on this challenge, both your drawing and your shading work is excellent and I really love your colour choices, especially on the trainers…if you had done that picture for an advertising campaign everyone would want to buy those shoes! :)”
Young Artists Course
Although it was only launched at the end of January this year, one keen student has recently completed the new diploma course in Illustration.
Tracey Thomas, who also successfully completed the Digital Illustration with the college last year and was recognised by the ABCC (Association of British Correspondence Colleges) as an award winning student. In the past six months she has completed six assignments illustrating everything from song lyrics to a children’s book stopping at poetry, graphic design, comic books and a magazine article in between.This is one of her illustrations for the magazine article ’10 Winter Boredom Busters for Chickens’ which forms Assignment Four.
Tutor Spencer Hill explained that the purpose of this diploma was to introduce students to illustration through a series of projects which get increasingly challenging and touch on a variety of disciplines. Tracey has Cerebral Palsy and uses a head pointer to produce her drawings, but she does not let her disability limit her creativity, instead she used Corel Draw to produce a superb portfolio of illustrations including a comic strip about herself and her dog Lola. Throughout the course Tracey continued to share her sketches in between assignments and always responded positively to the feedback…sometimes even trying an assignment again because she wanted to improve her work.
Tracey told us:
Doing courses with Spencer at the art college has given me so much courage. The Illustration Course, the one I have just completed was my favourite course because Spencer allowed me to develop my own way of drawing. The course was so much fun. I enjoyed being told what to draw and doing my best to come up with the best image. Spencer encouraged me so much and he said I can continue to show him my work. He is one of my heros.
Tracey is planning to continue developing comic strips with the intention of one day publishing them. With what she has learned on the course and Spencer’s continued mentoring we hope to report on her success in the near future.
Written by tutor Spencer Hill
I recently self-published a children’s book with my sister Linda titled: “Bully-Proof: No Bullies Allowed.” I am a former student of Maggy Roberts (Children’s Book Illustration Course). The main characters in the book were inspired by one of my course assignments. I chose to use watercolors for their vividness and appeal to young readers. This is also my favorite medium in which to work. Written by Linda Dapas and illustrated by Karen Dapas.
Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma
I have always loved late dusk with the lights twinkling in the dark. This painting is inspired by a walk along Aberystwyth front as the light faded. I love the sea and the contrast of the happy lights to the mood of the sky and the darkness.
Drawing and Painting Diploma
This was my first portrait in any medium let alone the new one of coloured pencil, so I am delighted with how it turned out. I came across the woman selling textiles high up a mountain pass in Bhutan. She seemed so peaceful and serene and I am pleased to have captured some of her essence in my work.
Coloured Pencil Certificate
Welcome to this years official London Art College Competition 2015. This competition is open to all London Art College current students and those who completed since Sept 2014.
- Students can enter any drawing or painting that they have created to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please send jpeg images only and try to keep images under 5mb’s please.
- Only one entry per student, the deadline is 27th of September 2015
If you have any questions just drop us a line. Good Luck!