Rachel Quarry, her inspiring story and her illustrations

Our Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma tutor Maggy Roberts sent me an email from Rachel Quarry, one of her students, letting us know about an illustration competition she and 6 other illustrators had entered and won. I asked Rachel if she would write about it for our college news blog and she has very kindly send the text and Continue Reading

Maggy’s Recommendation for our Children’s illustration Students…

Our Children’s Illustration Tutor would like to recommend the book below to all of our students…. Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling
 Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles
 £22.50 In seven chapters, this book covers the key stages of conceiving a narrative, creating a visual language and developing storyboards and design of a picturebook. The book includes interviews with leading children s Continue Reading


We have just received this email about the newly announced “Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Miniature Painting”. We hope that you enjoy entering. If you win – let us know! ================================================= NEW ROYAL ART AWARD In 2001 His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales became Patron of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS). The Continue Reading

Coloured Pencil Student…..

I asked Terry if he would write something for us about his wonderful artwork. He is currently studying the Coloured pencil course with Julie Douglas and I think you will find his text very interesting. If you are a coloured pencil artist, make  sure you check out his useful tip too! ======================================================= Terry Moss – Coloured Pencil Course Visit Terry’s Website >>  Hello Continue Reading

London International Creative Competition

We have received an email with information about the London 2012 International Creative Competition and we thought our students might be interested. Remember – if you win let us know! =================================================== The 2012 London International Creative Competition is accepting entries now.  LICC invites all visual artists to submit their creative work for inclusion in the LICC AWARDS CEREMONY.  The artwork Continue Reading

Spring Chickens by Joan – Pet Portraits Student…

The following has been written by one of my Pet Portrait Diploma students. I asked if Joan to write about her piece of artwork she sent in to me for critique called ‘Spring Chickens’. I hope that you enjoy reading it and viewing Joan’s artwork! ====================================================== “Spring Chickens” Hi I’m currently working my way through the pets Continue Reading

Nicolas First step into the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma….

My name is Nicola and I am new to the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma. I must admit, I was tentative about starting. I hadn’t drawn or put pen to paper in years and I was unsure as to what I maybe able to deliver. I had seen so many impressive submissions from other students and was wondering what I Continue Reading