Brian Otley – Colour Awareness

Student Brian Oatley has created a very happy and colourful watercolour painting for his coursework. The flower study below was created for an assignment on our Colour Awareness short course. Our online art course is great for students who want to learn about colour, how to mix colour and work out which colours work well with others. Students can Continue Reading

Jill Bentley – When All is Dark

Jill Bentley is currently working with tutor Maggy Roberts on our Illustrating Children’s Books Online Art Course. Jill has created some superb illustrations in her course assignments and Maggy wanted us to feature Jills ‘When All Is Dark’ illustration here on the blog. Jill has one final assignment to create and we are really looking forward Continue Reading

Ulrike Miesen-Schuermann – Figure Drawing

Ulrike Miesen-Schuermann created two drawings of her friend for a figure drawing exercise on her course.  The two drawings were from one of the set assignments on our Drawing and Painting course. We love the tonal ranges Ulrike has used in both drawings, she has sat the model next to a window which created a lovely light source Continue Reading

Michael Van Der Roost – Watercolour Portraits

London Art College student Michael Van Der Roost has created a superb portrait using watercolour. In the painting below Michael has kept the tones light in the background so the subject can be in full focus. He has also allowed the sunlight of the day to stream into the painting which makes for a very bright and airy piece. Michael Continue Reading

Carolyn Lopez – Pet Portraits Course

We would officially like to congratulate Carolyn Lopez on completing her Pet Portrait Diploma course passing with a Distinction. Tutor Melanie Phillips said…. “Carolyn has worked extremely hard throughout the course and improved on her skills tremendously with each piece she created and submitted. I am thrilled with the way she has handled each medium Continue Reading

Day Two – Amelia Whiffin

Day 2 of the coloured pencil artwork week. We have possibly shown this portrait by student Amelia Whiffin before, however it is such an amazing coloured pencil drawing – we just had to make sure our students and readers have all seen it!  We have added the reference photo Amelia used as we understand how this will interest our budding artists. Continue Reading

Day Five – Charlotte Kaill

We are ending our week of Illustrating Children’s Book students artwork on a scary piece! day five today and its the turn of student Charlotte Kraill, who has illustrated the poem ‘ When All is Dark’. We are loving it’s spooky feel. It is fabulously designed, beautifully rendered and would definitely spark any young child’s imagination. Continue Reading