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.
I’m sure those of you who order coffee while you are out, will find this cartoon from one of our students rather amusing! Excellent computer skills used here.
This really caught my eye when looking through the student artwork this week , it made me smile which is great as children’s illustration should give you feeling and emotions from the artwork. This creature looks quite scary but when we see him holding the bird it changes the whole feel of the image. Excellent!
Here is a lovely study from one of our Botanical students, it is a detail from their artwork. This is a very strong painting and really shows the velvety feel of the petals. We look forward to seeing more from this student.
Another children’s illustration student has gained a distinction on their course! We would like to congratulate Karien on her hard work and dedication through the course and wish her every success as an illustrator. If you would like to read more about Karien please take a look at our student testimonials page.
This is a submission from a current student who is on the cartooning Diploma course and this is an illustration to depict their design for a 40th birthday card….
This is a lovely example of some life drawing sent in by one of our students currently working through the painting and drawing diploma course. If you want to improve your drawing skills then a great way to do this is to attend local life drawing classes at the same time as your London art college course. It really will help you progress – it’s Continue Reading
This illustration is from a student who has just completed the Children’s Book Illustration Diploma and she received a distinction for her wonderful work over the duration of the course. This is a very happy scene below and one that could quite easily be seen in children’s books or even posters and cards for advertising. Well done!
This is a close up of a study of a Sycamore leaf depicting the wonderful autumnal colours of reds, yellows, and brows with a hint of green. The student who is currently studying the Botanical Illustration Course should be pleased with this study.
I saw this on my daily look through the student area and I had to blog this painting. It is from a student who is studying the beginners painting course and I think this student is thoroughly enjoying working with colour. The bold strokes, the rich tones and colours, really make this a stunning piece.