What would you like to see on our Pintrest page?

Did you know we are on Pintrest? We have quite a selection of pins on our page from collections of inspiration for your sketchbook, colour and art studio ideas to watercolour tips and graphic design fonts and layouts. Not forgetting photos of famous paintings.

What would you like to see collected on our page? Do you have a favourite subject you would like to gain inspiration from? Drop us a line or post on our social media and let us know. Pintrest is becoming the perfect place for artists to pin their favourite things and gain lots of inspiration from. Its an excellent tool for any artist.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Jane Hoggard

Jane Hoggard has completed the Illustrating Children’s Book Diploma course and has very kindly emailed a few of her pieces of share on our blog.

Jane said …”The first assignment based on the infamous text of ” row row row”… I took a rather somber view, dumped all my favourite nursery rhyme characters in a lifeboat with the idea they choose the right direction for survival and fun and life! The waters are looking cheery with turbulence underneath…fitting.”


One of our favourite pieces of Jane’s was for the Fiery Fred Assignment below.


Jane also said…”Love this ” flushed” scene with wee Wallace images balancing precariously in the background along the pipes… A more organic world starts taking over the under the sink area as we see hillocks, streams and greenery coming into the foreground….the ghosty “copies” of Wallace keep it slightly eerie too…”


We would like to thank Jane for allowing us to use her artwork and we wish her the best of luck with her future illustrations. if you would like to follow Jane, you can find her on Instagram here – shoes_ potter_ creations

Winner of the Cartooning Competition – Ryan Ball

Congratulations to Ryan Ball who is this years winner of London Art College 1st Annual cartooning competition. All of the entries were absolutely fantastic, each student produced very clever and funny cartoons, however Ryan was a clear winner with high marks from all three judges.  We asked Ryan to send us a paragraph about how he came up with the idea and you can read about it below along with his viewing entry and visiting Ryan’s website and twitter feed.


Regarding the idea, I had the idea of the chicken being very nonchalant about the whole thing early on, and find it funny when animals seem human-like so was thinking of real-life situations of crossing a road or simply walking. And like him, my wife has the car in the week and that’s why I walk! I actually had a few ideas for the punchline and asked my wife her opinion. She didn’t get any of them (!) so I thought I’d go with the one that kinda mentioned her! I’m chuffed to have won.  I’m going use the voucher to buy a car off Amazon.
Thanks again!
Ryan Ball
Twitter @arpeebee