I have been updating the London Art college student galleries this week and have been coming across some wonderful work by our students, so I will hopefully be blogging a new image every day from now on. This is the first piece that’s caught my eye from the Children’s Illustration course and I hope you find it inspiring!
Price Rise 1st February
The London Art College course prices are due to rise on Feb 1st 2010 so if you are thinking about ordering a course try to do so before Feb 1st to take advantage of our current prices. You can find our full price list here and why not take a look around at our courses pages to see if anything interests you….
Chase and Status present MTA Records
Chase and Status have recently been signed to Mercury Records, had a top ten record with Plan B, released and album, won countless dance music awards, and produced a number of tracks on Rihannas new album as well as being almost constantly played on all the major radio stations.
They recently unveiled their new record label MTA Records which is dedicated to releasing new music of exceptional quality. The first release is out now and available via itunes and other major digital music distributors, as well as a 12″ vinyl available in specialist music outlets.
We are looking for talented artists to come up with ideas for artwork for new signings, which include current up and coming dance music smashers Nero.
Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio of work and if successful will work closely with MTA label manager Samuel Wire and Chase and Status themselves to produce artwork for a number of projects.
Project payment will be open to negotiation and work periods will be TBC.
If you are interested, hard working and able to meet deadlines please contact
My favourite medium by a long way is soft pastels and I was leaning this way before starting the course. However, the course encourages students to use different media too, graphite, coloured pencil, acrylics and oils and it was very good for me to try these out. Although I love graphite and pastels I now have small sets of the others and am trying to improve my skills with them too.
I am also trying out different subjects….people portraits, landscape, flowers and even still life. I am trying to develop my own style and have started doing regular sketches, mainly in pastel, which has really helped my freehand drawing skills. The more I learn though the more I realise how much I still don’t know! Nevertheless I am hoping to start exhibiting and maybe selling some of my work soon. I find it a very exciting journey and though I sometimes feel discouraged when something doesn’t turn out right I try to use this in a positive way to help me continue to improve.
I have also learned not to compare my work unfavourably with that of others. All art is individual. We can learn by observing and even copying other people’s work but ultimately our art is our own unique take on a subject.