This study of the chest and halter on a dog is from one of my top performing students currently working on the Pet Portrait Diploma Course. This students skills are superb and the painting below in Acrylics really shows the students skills off well. Time and care has been taken over this study, it is not hurried, the reference photo she Continue Reading
These are two wonderful and very advanced drawings from a student who is currently studying with our tutor Nick Beall on the portraiture course. This student really enjoyed working with the hand drawing exercises and did many sketches from life and also took photos of hands in different poses and worked form photos too. I think the studies are a great success and definitely one Continue Reading
These sketches are form one of my Pet Portrait Diploma Students and I was so pleased when they came through for me to assess. This is a perfect way to study animals in your sketchbook, looking at the light, shadowing, detail in the eyes, the coat texture. They are perfect and this student should be thrilled with the results.
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We have been contacted by Scott Free Films Limited to ask if we will help publicise a competition to design a poster for their ‘Life In A Day’ film. It looks quite exciting, have a look at the trailer of the film below, and the details and if you are the successful candidate please do Continue Reading
We have just heard the news below from one of our students. We wish them the best of luck with the SAA Competition! Dana……”I’m chuffed that below painting made it into the SAA 2011 Artist of the Year competition and is now in the final. The category is beginners portrait or figure (beginners are classed as people Continue Reading
We have received an email from a lady who is looking for a cartoonist to help her with her new project. Caits details and information is below. If you are the successful applicant please let us know! =============================================================== Hi. I am looking for a talented cartoonist to work with me on a script / TV cartoon idea which Continue Reading
This student has completed the Botanical Illustration course and this is just one of the wonderful pieces they have submitted during the course of their time with us. This is a lovely piece and we wish them the best of luck with their botanical artwork and paintings in the future.
Here are two versions of a poster created by a student who has just completed the Graphic Design course with Vanessa Weaver. Both posters have a great feel to them, the top one particularly catches the eye with the swirling light. I’m sure that this student will enjoy a healthy art career in Graphic design and illustration.
This is a very contemporary piece by a student who has been studying the coloured pencil certificate course. This image is very strong, and the colours the student has used to create the dark background are excellent. Its often better to use a variety of dark colours, such as purples, browns, oranges, crimsons, dark greens etc rather than using just black Continue Reading
INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE The 2011 International Print Awards are the centrepiece of the International Print Biennale. The Awards are an open submission opportunity for British and international artists and are open to all artists whose work encounters print. Works in any medium will be considered and is not restricted to 2 or 3 dimensional works. Exhibitions Continue Reading
For those of you who follow our student artwork blog regularly, you may have seen this poem illustrated by our young artist students before. It is fascinating to view the different approaches the young artists take when illustrating it and they do come up with some wonderful ideas and designs. The image below is no exception. A superb piece.
This drawing is from one of my own students who has just completed the pet Portraits Diploma. Here the student has depicted a rabbit and guinea pig interacting together quite comfortably. Adding two animals together in a scene can be tricky, particularly if you are working from separate photos, so it is something to practice for those who are learning their craft. This is a lovely drawing and one this student should be Continue Reading
Another still life from a student studying the painting and drawing course, this time the flowers are accompanied by a mug and a vase. This brings new elements into the scene which allows the student to play with the light and shadows and reflective light and colours between the objects. The overall colour scheme here is very calming and peaceful, Continue Reading