Christine Emery

Here is some stunning artwork by student Christine Emery from the Botanical course in Coloured Pencil. She has created some beautiful and delicate work while capturing the essence of her subject. Tutor for the course, Ida Mitrani was thrilled when she saw it and asked for her work to be showcased on the blog. Congratulations Christine! Keep up the great work!

If our students reading this might like to join the course with Ida head on over to our Botanical Coloured Pencil Course page on our website.

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Ana Munoz Munoz

Ana Munoz Munoz is currently taking the Chinese Brush painting Course with Monika Cilmi. Read about her work and click the images below to see them in full.

“Since I started to paint, ink was my first “colour”: cheap, immediate, versatile and very expressive. A sort of charcoal or graphite that runs easy and nicely on almost any paper surface just like the watercolours that I like to paint with today. I have always been intrigued on sumi-e technique as the artworks of its ancient masters are a paradigm of elegance, serene beauty and aesthetic pleasure for me.

In spite of its simple appearance, it is very difficult to achieve those results, specially for us Western people. Our philosophy -if any- and general approach to painting is quite different. We are used to disdain the importance of being conscious of the reason why we paint and what we paint for. This is a first obstacle to internalise not only our strokes but the entire composition and the search of significance of every single element in relationship with the whole.

The Chinese Brush Painting Course, tutored by Monika Cilmi is a practical guidance to practice several classical subjects of this art and to learn their basic principles, just like it were an open door to discover the minimalist universes of the small things and creatures to which an entire life should be devoted to paint in their beauty and essence. Thank you, Monika, for all your help and encouragement!”

For those interested in more artworks of my own, please visit my website: www.chacona.es

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Weekend Challenge – Spring Leaves

Welcome to our weekend challenge – spring leaves. We would like you to find some leaves to draw or paint. They can be in situ similar to the photos below, or why not draw or paint studies of leaves that you collect from various trees and shrubs.

The leaves don’t have to be green either! Why not look for some different colours or perhaps lots of shades of green.

Be imaginative with your composition, using soft background or perhaps design your sketch book studies so you can write the name of the leaf you have drawn. You could even find its latin name! Use any medium you feel comfortable in using – pastel, coloured pencil, acrylic, oils, digital or mixed media.

Most of all have fun and let us know how you get on!

Spring green Leafs – light bright blue background

Post your work on our Facebook Group or email it to us for inclusion on our blog later this week.

Colourful Spring Leaves
Bright coloured leaves, mid to dark green soft background

All of the photos we post on our London Art College Weekend Challenges are copyright free. Feel free to use the artwork you produce however you wish. If you would like your artwork posted here on our blog, email it to Melanie at techsupport@londonartcollege.co.uk. If you have any Weekend Challenge requests let us know too! Best of luck and happy drawing and painting!

Weekend Challenge – Easter Artwork

We hope that you all had a wonderful Easter! The artwork below is an amazing selection of work from last weekends challenge and we hope that you enjoy viewing them all. Don’t forget you can click each one to see them larger! What a great turn out this week! Well done everyone!

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Maria Ei Zar

Artwork by student Maria Ei Zar…..

Delightful – Watercolor 11 x 14 inches
I love glass pot and love flowers. Most of my drawing reference upon my own still life or photos.But sometimes I have no real model to draw what I want. Thus I draw sketch on A4 paper of the shape of jar that I want.And then I put some sketch of the flowers, after that I draw outline on my drawing paper. Light reflection and other composition 
works depend on my experiences.

Kachin Lady – Watercolor 7.5 x 5.5 inches
This drawing is my self portrait. Actually I was very rarely to draw portrait. 
Even though I can draw almost same of the model, but I most like to prefer still live drawing. “Kachin” is one tribe including among 8 major tribal in Myanmar. This kind of dress called “Rawon” tribal dress, this is different one tribe under Kachin Tribe.

The Lady 1 & 2 – Watercolor 11 x 14 inches
This drawing is the portrait of our State Counselor of our Country Myanmar. Her name is ‘Aung San Su Kyi’. I love respectfully to her since I was a child because she is a daughter of our Country General Aung San who was the martyr of our Country. I draw so many portraits of her drawing and wrote the poem and article about her just before she has becoming the State counsellor. This is one of the drawing. I’ve finished in time and I got chance to give her directly. I am very excited and feel wonderful, never forget about that. Now this portrait is in her hand.

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Margaret Orchard

Margaret Orchard has produced some beautiful and striking work for her 4th assignment, on the Botanical Diploma Course, working with Pen and Ink and Coloured pencils.

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Katherine Langford

Here is a wonderful final brief from student Katherine Langford on the Illustrating Children’s Book Diploma course. Tutor Maggy Roberts was thrilled with Katherines response to this assignment.

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Weekend Challenge – Easter

Seeing as it is Easter we would like you to create a painting or drawing that encapsulates Easter for you. You can paint anything that you feel works with the Easter theme.

Some ideas could be to paint your brightly coloured chocolate easter eggs with their boxes, or set up a realistic still life of eggs in a bowl just like the paintings of Jos van Riswick shown below.

You could also paint chicks, chickens, signs of spring with flowers, pretty gardens, spring time illustrations etc. Its a wide topic so use your imagination!

You might also like to draw an egg similar to the very clever still life by J.D.Hillberry. The whole piece of drawn, including the pencil, the notepad with the chicken drawing – even the masking tape!

We hope that you find it inspiring and we are very much looking forward to seeing your take on Easter – we also would like to wish you a very Happy Easter too!

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Weekend Challenge – Sunsets Artwork!

Welcome to the results of the weekend challenge for sunsets! Our students have created some wonderful paintings which you can see below.

Jill Allsopp created the sunset in oils on canvas and said .. “I love these challenges, they give me something relaxing to do in between concentrating on drawing for the course I am on.”

We love to hear that our students are enjoying these challenges and we are thrilled when we receive paintings and drawings from our students who are completing them. Keep up the amazing work everyone!

Don’t forget to click on the paintings below to see them larger!

All of the photos we post on our London Art College Weekend Challenges are copyright free. Feel free to use the artwork you produce however you wish. If you would like your artwork posted here on our blog, email it to Melanie at techsupport@londonartcollege.co.uk. If you have any Weekend Challenge requests let us know too! Best of luck and happy drawing and painting!

Tatiana Sukhareva

Tatiana Sukhareva has just emailed her weekend challenge from last week and we just had to feature it on our blog today! Isn’t it wonderful! What a beautiful painting.

The light and shadows have been captured perfectly on the shoes and boardwalk. Tatiana’s excellent drawing skills are showing through and her painting techniques, with her crisp washes and fresh colours make for a superb painting. Her colour pallet is superb. Lots of interest in the scene too.

Tatiana should be over the moon with this study and we look forward to seeing more artwork from her on the weekend challenges soon!

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