My Journey Continued…

Note: In June 2016 I wrote the blog post Illustrating Children’s Books for the London Art College. You may wish to read that first as this follows on from there. If anyone does read it, I would like to say, at the moment, my adorable little nephew Sam is still fighting!

Blog Post June 2016 >>

I can’t quite believe it but I have been awarded a distinction, yes a distinction, for the London Art College’s Illustration Diploma.

I was unable to get to my usual art class this term so I wanted to find something that I could do at home, in my own time and at my own pace that allowed me to continue developing as an illustrator. As I had already studied with the London Art College before I decided to sign up for their Illustration Diploma.

This was a good move as Spencer Hill – a successful, cartoonist and illustrator – is the tutor for this course. The feedback and encouragement I’ve received from him has been superb. With his guidance, rather than using the first idea that would pop into my head when approaching a new brief, I am now able to ‘think outside the box’. Consequently, as the course progressed, for each assignment I would try and come up come up with different ideas and approaches that others hadn’t thought of. I had a lot of fun with this!

I have selected several illustrations for you to look at which hopefully will demonstrate this. Spencer has been so inspiring you can blame him for the number of images I’ve added here!! I said at the start of the course I wanted to increase my confidence, so to be able to show this number of images it must have worked! Angela

In January I will be back at my weekly drawing and illustration class and with my new abilities and confidence I can’t wait. So I’d like to say a big thank you to London Art College and to Spencer Hill.

Angela Watson

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