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 Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
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! Continue Reading
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!
Artwork by student Maria Ei Zar….. Delightful – Watercolor 11 x 14 inchesI 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 Continue Reading
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.
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.
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 Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
Brandon Holding has completed the Digital Illustration Diploma Course with tutor Monique Piscaer Bailey. He has just been issued with a certificate for a distinction. We have added below his very first submission (the eye) and his later pieces to show his unbelievable transformation from his early submission to his latest. He has worked so Continue Reading
A great wet-in-wet exercise from Layla Ewen who is studying with Maggie Roberts on the Illustrating Children’s Book Course.
This Weekend Challenge is all about colourful sunsets. Work from photos or the real thing, it is completely up to you. We would like to see plenty of colour and depth of tone, so don’t be afraid to go for it! It can be completed in coloured pencil, pastel, oils, watercolour, acrylic or mixed media. Continue Reading
We set our students the task to draw any shoes or boots they own – or from the vast array of copyright free photos we found for them. Our students have sent us a wonderful selection of artwork this week and you can see some of them below. Maria El Zar’s watercolor line & wash Continue Reading
Raquel Espinoza has just completed the illustration unit on the Graphics course. She submitted written notes, as well as a series of developmental images (mood board, pencil roughs) and a beautiful finished watercolour that tell the story well. Tutor Vanessa Weaver was delighted with Raquel’s submission and you can read parts of it below. We Continue Reading
Tutor Steven Hersey has asked for three wonderful pieces of artwork to be showcased on our blog. Here are three final images from the work of student Sarah Lister in her Assignment 1 project. Steven Said….“I think that they are delightful and full of skill and imagination. Respectively, titles are: Dancing on the Hood, Riding Continue Reading
Another student over the finish line, Patti Ann proved to be a versatile artist with a talent for watercolour and has passed the Drawing and Painting Diploma with a Distinction. Tutor Paul Weaver was delighted! Examples of her work attached. Click on each to view them larger.
Welcome to this weekends art challenge. Boots and Shoes. We all have access to footwear, whether it is a pair of comfy trainers, work shoes, posh wedding shoes, mens workwear boots, hiking boots, wellingtons, baby shoes … or your favourite pink fluffy slippers! We would love for you to draw or paint them, however you Continue Reading
Welcome to the results of last weekends challenge. We have received 10 submissions from our students of Apples! Take a look at the wonderful array and variation below – aren’t they all amazing! We have apples in watercolour, oil, coloured pencil, pen and ink and acrylic. Our students have really worked hard thats for sure! Continue Reading
Tutor Paul Weaver has recently had a student pass with flying colours on the Drawing and Painting Diploma. Paul wanted to share Tanya’s artwork here on the blog as she passed with a Distinction! Congratulations Tanya! We wish you the best of luck with your future work. Here are some images of Tanya’s work….