Graphic Design Students Artwork

On my travels sorting out admin in the student area I stumbled across a student who is currently studying the Graphic Design Diploma, who has submitted their work for submission. All of the images drew me in and following the progression and the creative thought behind it was just wonderful. I really had to post them here from the Continue Reading

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

David Shepherds Wildlife foundation team have emailed us the press release below for our college news blog. I hope it is of some interest to some of our younger readers! ======================================================== Press Release: Animal Friends Insurance teams up with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to nurture young artistic talent The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is delighted to announce that Continue Reading

Another illustration students work….

We are receiving some fabulous work through at the moment, everyone must be in a very creative mood! This is a piece of artwork from a student currently taking the Illustrating children’s books and Maggy has just emailed it to me for the blog. Don’t you just love the blue wet in wet washes? The colours this student has created in Continue Reading

Illustrating Children’s Books – Students story….

I asked one of our students who has just completed the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma (D6) and received a distinction for his work, if he would write a little about his work and experiences through the course. It has been an extremely interesting read and I hope al budding illustrators out there, find it as interesting as i have. Thank you Rob for doing this for us and Continue Reading

Coloured pencil dog portrait…

This is a wonderful coloured pencil portrait from one of my own students. The time taken over this drawing can definitely be seen here and it has really paid off. Coloured pencil is a time consuming medium, it cant be hurried. My usual advice for students is to have one on the go at all times and work with other things in between. It keeps things Continue Reading

Portraiture student…..

Our Portraiture tutor Julie Dougglas has emailed me a wonderful piece of students work which she received for critique this week. Its beautifully laid out and annotated. More and more students are using the computer to collate their work which is great for our tutors, the more information we receive, the more we can help the individual.

Drawing and Painting Diploma Student

This piece of artwork caught my eye today, a Drawing and Painting Diploma student created this lovely watercolour rural scene. The student has used some wonderfully soft, wet in wet washes for the sky, allowing the colours to blend. They haven’t been tempted to play with the colour on the paper which is great, a good tip Continue Reading