Elena Peres

Student Elena Peres created some wonderful studies for one of her assignments on the Pastel Painting Course. We absolutely love the way that Elena has experimented using the same still life set up using different papers and different techniques. Both studies are excellent and we particularly like the the way Elena has noted the reflections in the surface on the table. We feel the top study reflections work the best – what do you think?

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Monique Bailey

The final day of our Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma exercise the ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’ week. Monique Bailey’s version was wonderfully received by tutor Maggy Roberts which you can see below.

The overall design, the different elements of the scene and the pastel colours all work really well. The viewers eye is drawn to the singing sunshine and the happy flowers, even down to the detail of the Happy Days sign. What a beautiful world Monique has created!

Gabrielle Marlowe

A beautiful illustration today by London Art College student Gabrielle Marlowe. This is a wonderful response to the exercise ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ on the illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course.

We love the dog with his paws over the edge of the boat and his perky ears! The whole illustration is beautifully designed and very colourful. We can see that it would really capture the attention of little ones when reading.

We hope you enjoy viewing Gabrielle’s illustration along with the close up versions too. Stay tuned for the next illustration tomorrow.

Yada Benputtipong

Yada Benputtipong has created three absolutely wonderful studies for one of his assignments on the Drawing and Painting Diploma Course. We are absolutely thrilled to be able to show them here on our blog for students to see. Each hare study has been very carefully drawn and rendered with fine detail for the hares fur.

The backgrounds have been gently shaded and the edges of the hare have been softly blended into the backgrounds. We have some beautiful weight of line in the drawing along with light and shade helping to create the three dimensional form of the hares too. Overall absolutely superb and we hope that our readers and students agree too!