We have lots of wonderful paintings and studies to show our students and readers today. They have all be created by Landscape Painting Diploma student Larisa Andreassen. Each painting and study holds their won special qualities however my personal favourite is the watercolour which is the 4th image below. This, for me shows Larisa has a Continue Reading
This has to be one of my favourite illustrations in recent weeks to land in my email inbox from tutor Maggy Roberts! It’s by student Elena Statham who is studying with Maggy on the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course. I have added the full illustration and a close up detail of the cow in his underwater Continue Reading
Do we have any budding graphic designers and digital illustrators here? If we do, Debbies’ artwork should be of interest to you! Debbie Moylan created these pieces for an assignment on the Graphic Design Art Diploma Course and worked on the computer digitally to create them. We love the book cover design, but most of Continue Reading
This weeks Spooky Saturday Illustration is by student Monique Bailey.
Adele Gregory visited the beach and coastline for one of her assignments on the Drawing and Painting Diploma Course as you can see below. We have added two of Adele’s artwork and we absolutely love the shell study. Isn’t it fantastic! We really hope it inspires you to head out to the coastline and collect Continue Reading
Two bright and happy digital illustrations today by London Art College student Denise Wood who is studying on our Digital Illustration Course. The illustrations show two very different techniques, one outline and flat colours to create the form of the parrot. The second has more of a painterly feel to it, where Denise is actually Continue Reading
Jue James has created three versions of this particular layout of daffodil studies for one of her assignments on the Botanical Painting course. The first is a simple pen and ink with stipple for shading detail. The second is the same illustration with pen and ink plus stipple and then watercolour added. If you are Continue Reading
Angela Service has created a lovely pen and ink drawing from life of a collection of items from her kitchen for one of the assignments on the Learn To Draw Course. This course is excellent for beginners or for those who would like to concentrate on learning dry mediums like pencil, coloured pencil, and Continue Reading
We absolutely love Dean’s illustration below. How wonderfully happy, colourful and bright – perfect for a children’s story book. Dean Jones created this for his assignment on the Illustrating Children’s Book Diploma and we hope our illustrating students find it inspirational!
We have some superb cartoons for todays blog post by Cartooning Diploma student Chris Jaffe. We probably should have posted the first illustration last Christmas! It is a very well thought out design and your eye first goes to the sprouts with the sad little eyes. Absolutely brilliant. The second cartoon down might unease any one Continue Reading
This weeks Spooky Saturday Illustration is by student Paula Prestwood.
Lots of artwork today from student Craig Waterworth. Craig created these pieces while studying on our Science Fiction and Fantasy Course with tutor John Byrne. The artwork is extremely creative and we are thrilled to be able to include it here. We hope you enjoy viewing them!
The pantings today are by student Alan Caswell who created these two beautiful pieces of artwork for an assignment on the Landscape Diploma Course. Alan has titled each painting ‘End of a Good day’ and ‘Garden’. We particularly like the Garden painting, the bright spring greens and blue sky behind make for a very pleasing Continue Reading
Three beautiful and bright pastel drawings today by student Ann Edwards who has been working towards her certificate on the Pastel Painting Course. We love the bold colours and mark making that Ann has achieved here in her studies from life. We hope you do too!
Two stunning pieces of artwork today from Pet Portraits Diploma Course student Alison Croft. The cat portrait below has been created using coloured pencils and it beautiful. Alison has captured the detail of the fur beautifully. Shading white fur is not easy, especially in coloured pencils and she has really succeeded here. Wonderful portrait. The Continue Reading
Student Pete Levey participated in testing Derwents new graphite pencils last year and we are now able to add his results here on our blog. We have added his artwork along with the blog post he did for Derwent last year. We hope that you enjoy reading Pete’s experiences below.
Todays Spooky Saturday Illustration is by student Ursula Brozovich….
We have received two wonderful photos of student Archana Bahri Khanna, the moment she received her certificate from her postie! We are absolutely thrilled to see them and add them to our blog. If you have received your diploma in the post we would love to see a photo of you with your certificate too! Email Continue Reading
Having completed the Watercolour Painting Course with Jem Bowden I was delighted to receive the College Diploma. The whole Course was very instructive an d stimulating. The main messages I took form the tuition was that a successful watercolour is 90% planning and 10% doing. And there has to be a range of marks. I Continue Reading
We are thrilled to be able to show a Sebastians Sink City illustration on our blog today written and illustrated by student Priscilla Hocking. Sebastian’s Sink City Sebastian was a huge challenge for me. I enjoy looking at it now but it sat on my desk for ages before it was completed. While I loved Continue Reading