We asked on our Facebook page if students would write to us with their favourite piece created while working on their course to date. Leila has emailed us her story along with one of her fabulous illustrations of two friends travelling together 🙂 I hope it inspires all of our readers!
I have always wanted to, for as long as I can remember, to be a children’s books author and illustrator. I loved to draw when I was at school and my art teacher encouraged me to follow this direction. I, however, also wanted to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, so I pursued a career in the latter than the first ( I didn’t win the Nobel Prize though).
During the summer of 2013 however, I decided that it was time for me to look into a career change, and I chose to focus on my Illustration skills. I enrolled at London Art College in October 2013 and finished my course in January 2014. My favourite illustration from the course was the one about the two friends travelling the world together. Its also available on my Facebook page. I used watercolour pencils and ink for this one.
Since graduation, I have developed my skills and I believe I have found my style. I have experimented with a lot of different styles and medium, until I found one that I am comfortable with.