We always love to hear from students who have completed their course to hear what they are getting up to in the next phase of their studies. Ruth Arnold is doing exceptionally well on her Graphic Design/Illustration degree and has very kindly written about her work below. We are absolutely thrilled and wish Ruth the very best of luck with her studies.
I live in Devon, with my partner Steve, and my very large dog, Finn. I’m the sort of person who has always wanted to learn to draw, but have always lacked confidence. Whatever level you are, there are always people who make you think “Thats amazing. I will never, ever, be able to do that”.
The Graphic Design Art course has been brilliant. As I neared the end of the course, I found myself thinking, I really want to keep going… I’m now a few months into a Graphic Design/Illustration degree – just getting started – but the London Art College course has been really good grounding.
This is my attempt to make the shift from pencil sketching to colour. This is for a simple point of display picture for a greengrocer. I decided to go very pared down, and hopefully evoke a bit of a Farmers Market type feel. I drew the fruit with pastel pencils, onto light coloured paper. Daft as it sounds, as its basically smudgeable pencil, which is less of a leap than paint! Next I photographed them, and used Photoshop to fully whiten the background, and add the lettering. The font is called Clive Barker (available on www.dafont.com) Hopefully the similar size of the apple and pepper, combined with the complementary colours pulls them together.
Former Graphic Design Art student