I’m Jan (Jan Nesbitt) and I’m tutoring the Watercolour Course again and making some hopefully exciting additions and changes in the form of new thinking, new writing with useful information, and exchanging existing examples of my work in the course with my most recent paintings. I’ll be talking about fresh techniques I’ve discovered and passing Continue Reading
The London Art college have been presented an award by Reflect Magazine. Highlighting the College’s services to education, Reflect have awarded us a Certificate of Recognition for Creative Development and the article can be seen below. If you click on it, it will open in a new tab so that you can read the article. An interesting read!
I am so pleased to be able to add this image to the London Art Colleges blog as this has to be one of my favourite images I have seen for a long time from one of our students. First of all you have the concept – the text, the heart, the composition and then you have the excellently painted Continue Reading
There are so many fantastic pieces of artwork coming through the college at the moment and this one is now exception. This is an absolutely wonderful life drawing study by one of our students and I think they should be extremely pleased with this.
What can we say about this apart from a truly superb study of a Cheetah in coloured pencil – terrific!
This drawing is from one of our students studying the Drawing for Children courses and the students are often asked to draw their games console or similar. The challenge is so that the young artist can have the opportunity to draw something shiny to see if they can depict the different textures needed to give a shiny illusion to the object Continue Reading
This is another lovely piece of work from one of our students and the overall colour scheme to this piece really catches your eye – all using blues and yellows. The shapes are very important in this piece along with the strong light and shadows. An excellent pastel piece.
This painting has been completed by a watercolour student and they have used their colours well, almost a limited pallet and it really gives a lovely fresh feel to the scene. Their use of watercolour washes are great in the background, I hope this inspired everyone to pick up their brushes!
Often the most interesting things to draw are old, broken, scrap objects. They can prove to be very interesting with their rusty textures, shadows and shapes. This is no exception, a student has drawn an old rusty car and rendered it in coloured pencil. Excellent job.
When you study with the London art College on the coloured pencils course, you are able to cover many subjects including portraiture. As you can see this student is currently experimenting with skin tones and facial features.
This has to be one of my favourite pieces I have seen from a student recently. I love the texture the student has created and the wonderful light in the scene. The overall colour scheme is excellent and I hope this inspires everyone who reads this blog!
This student has very cleverly added her work in progress along with her final portrait so that her tutor could view each stage of the process and how she created the image. You can see that the student went on a journey during the painting looking, drawing, changing, observing at each stage. I think each image in itself can almost be classed as a Continue Reading
Our coloured pencil tutor Julie has just forwarded us some images she would like us to add to the blog and website and this is one of them. Its rendered in coloured pencil and the student has concentrated on the eyes which work well.
My name is Julie Douglas and I am the new tutor for the Pastels course. I already tutor the Colour Pencil course. My main interest is drawing, for observation and as a basis for painting and design, and pastels are a fantastic way to draw, and a lovely gentle medium for learning about colour too. I have added a few Continue Reading
Mark Nolan has very kindly written todays blog post for us, about his story in how he joined the London Art college Cartooning Diploma Course and his journey in working up to creating his first set for John Byrne to assess. I hope you find it an interesting and inspiring story. I guess I am a bit of an Continue Reading
This is a detailed close up of a children’s illustration of Firey Fred. Maggy our course tutor for the course has picked this one out as her favourite this week so well done to this student.
This is a wonderful drawing by one of my young students who has copied out the Teddy bear poem by Fred Starr and illustrated it beautifully. I particularly liked the way the artist used the teddy bear and his arms for the ‘T’ Superb!
This surely would give you nightmares……. : ) How wonderful and well drawn! Excellent!
This cartoon has stood out for me this week, its a well painted and drawn cartoon and I’m sure that the student who is currently studying our cartooning Diploma will be very successful in his chosen career. Hope you like it!
This illustration has caught my eye as it’s filled with movement and intrigue. It realy makes you study the drawing, which has been executed very well. I am looking forward to seeing more from this student in the coming months.