We hope that you have been enjoying following along with student Edward Javier (Oil Painting Art Course)on his journey with oils and watercolour. Todays final instalment is with charcoal and his final piece is absolutely stunning. Congratulations Edward on a fantastic submission, and superb artwork throughout. Top marks from us. Materials : Thick sticks (The thickest I Continue Reading
Edward has now move on to working with watercolour for his still life setup and you can follow his progress below along with seeing his final painting. Materials Pencil(Burnt Umber colour) Cup to hold water A4 Watercolour paper Watercolour paints Watercolour brushes Watercolour palette Make a still life drawing using the setup from the above Continue Reading
If you have been following along, yesterday we showed Edwards Javier’s colour wheel step by step. Today we are following his oil painting which fits with the exercise ‘Light and how we see colour’. Edward is currently taking the oil painting course with Alan Dedman. hop on over to our website if you would like Continue Reading
Oil Painting student Edward Javier has completed set three of his course and emailed the most wonderful PDF of his step by steps and his process. We are going to split Edwards submission over the next few days so that everyone can follow along to see what he has been created. It is well worth Continue Reading
Chinese brush painting student Alex Huges has been practicing painting birds as you can see from his illustrations below. Tutor Monika Cilmi has been helping with advice and guidance while Alex has been working through the course. We have also found a fantastic resource online which may be of use to our students who are taking our Continue Reading
Prabir Sarkar has created three excellent logo designs for an assignments on the Graphic Design in Art Course tutored by tutor Vanessa Weaver. If you are on our graphic design course, why not drop us a line so we can see your logos and packaging designs. We would love to add them on to our Continue Reading
Two lovely drawings from life today from student Elaine Hughes. Elaine studied on our Life Drawing and Painting course and we love these two studies. Each line has been carefully thought out and placed, along with a few simple lines for shading. Do you draw people from life? We would love to see your drawings if so!
Joanne Lindley is currently studying the Watercolour Diploma Course and below are some snippets of her recent painting of a landscape and seascape based in Australia. I chose a personal photo from a trip I did last year along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. This was a new challenge for me as I have only Continue Reading
Love him or hate him…I think we can all tell who this is a cartoon of. Its fantastic, congratulations Yolande Anderson, on a achieving superb likeness!
A very colourful painting to end the week on! Student Kathleen Armstrong, studying our Botanical Painting Course, has used some beautiful colours and created a very smooth texture here. We hope you like it too!
In general, most professional artists create colour mixing charts for their paintings. It enables artists to be thoroughly familiar with their colours and helps them to learn which colours mix well and which colours perhaps don’t. It can also be helpful when mixing colours while working on paintings either in the studio or Plein Air. Continue Reading
Barbara Knight has created three fantastic drawings while studying our Learn to Draw short course. We love her still life drawing in particular. Do you struggle with your drawing abilities? Why not head over to our website and take a look at our beginners drawing, learn to draw short course. It could give you the Continue Reading
My name is Edward Javier and I am studying the Oil Painting Course with tutor Alan Dedman. Here is a step by step of my latest painting. I have picked still life for this exercise. Below is my setup…. Materials A4 size Acrylic paper White Gesso Raw Sienna & Middle Grey Acrylic for priming Acrylic brush Continue Reading
A wonderful illustration to start the week by Children’s Illustrator student Magda Grabek. Magda introduced herself to Maggy below…. My name is Magda and I’m 31 years old. 3 years ago I graduated as an art teacher, however I’ve never worked in my profession. By taking this course I hope to develop my artistic skills as Continue Reading
I’m sure there are going to be many ‘Wows’ when our readers and students view this post. This painting is by Anne Boland and we think it should be called ‘Watching You’. The model is intently looking at us and it really captures our attention. Anne has painted the entire piece beautifully, the colours are stunning and the Continue Reading
Two lovely pieces of artwork today from student Alison Smallwood who is studying trees on the Watercolour Diploma Course.
Elizabeth Alexander is currently taking our Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma and this is her Sink City artwork. Elizabeth explains to maggy how she created the illustration and her though process behind it.We think its a fantastic idea and illustration – Congratulations Elizabeth. For the final piece of Sebastian’s sink city I used black pen for outline and Continue Reading
Aisha Mussawa is a student currently studying both our Drawing and Painting Diploma and Cartooning Diploma. Here is a collection of Aisha’s artwork and some text about them. My name is Aisha Mussawa and I am from Saudi Arabia. I have took 2 Diploma, Drawing and painting and Cartoons. Thanks to my tutor Paul Weaver and John Continue Reading
Yolanda Twivey studied our Coloured Pencil Course and completed a few years ago. We are revisiting her amazing coloured pencil drawing of conkers as it still remains to this day one of our favourite coloured pencil studies. Her use of limited pallet, subtly shaded background and the use of light and shade makes for a Continue Reading
Young artist Catlin, who is studying our Drawing for Children Course…steals the show today! Isn’t this wonderful!