Keziah Herbert is currently studying with Maggy Roberts on the Illustrating Children’s book diploma course and has written about her experiences and work below. We are thrilled Keziah is doing so well and wish her all the best for her future pieces!
I am training to be a Children’s Book and freelance Illustrator, and I couldn’t be happier that I signed up to do the Illustrating Children’s Book Diploma Course with Maggy Roberts. After I quit university, I lost all confidence in my work and stopped doing any artwork for a long time. I resolved to get back into education and after lots of searching I signed up with the college. Doing the course has helped me to get back on track, made me feel so much better about my work, and allowed me to work towards a new career.
It took me a while to get going due to moving house, but once I started doing the modules it was hard to stop! I found them challenging and engaging, and the support from both Maggy and the other students in the college forum really helped me to focus and work hard.
The feedback I’ve received from Maggy has been informative, honest and on the mark. I’ve felt all the way through that I’ve been learning lots and improving too! I am currently working on the final module and am pleased to say that through modules one to five I received a distinction and I’m hoping I end up with the same for my final piece.
I am planning on continuing on to the Illustrating Children’s Books Follow on Course, and then hopefully on to the Illustration Diploma. In the mean time I have started my own blog, Facebook page, and am now even taking commissions! One of my most recent pieces was for a lovely lady who has two disabled dogs called Nubbles, and Bebe. I drew her beloved 2 legged dogs as super heroes, “The Wonder Dogs”