We would love for you to draw or paint the corner of your room. It can be any room in your home that you find interesting. What about portraying your art room or art area where you create all of your wonderful artwork for your course? Show us the objects in the room -ie paints, Continue Reading
Starting the blog post for this weekend art challenge is Pauline Burke. This is the first weekend challenge that we have received a multimedia piece and it is superb! Pauline has also created a traditional drawing below too, scroll down to see it. Katja Felbel illustrated a stunning piece for our challenge. Loving the activity Continue Reading
Heather Marshall has created the amazing illustrations below for an assignment on her Illustration course. As you can see she has designed the characters for a book, created a storyboard and full double page spreads of each character. We hope you enjoy following the story and it gives all of our illustration students some inspiration!
Pet Portrait Student Natalie Hodges has very interestingly created two portraits of the same spaniel in two different mediums. This can be a helpful experiment if you are unsure what your final painting might look like in different mediums. Natalie has completely finished both paintings however you could do experimental studies of your subject in Continue Reading
Student Sue Evans has created some lovely drawings for her Portraiture assignments. This set of work concentrated on pencil sketching, drawing in a sketchbook and studying hands, feet, faces and poses in a setting. Sue’s drawings of her hands below are absolutely superb. If our readers can note the advanced technique of weight of line. Continue Reading
This weeks challenge is all about Mushrooms, Toadstools and Fungi. If you have access to various types of mushrooms in your fridge and wish to set up a still life with them, we would love to see your results. Alternatively, we have added a multitude of photos below, all of which can be clicked to Continue Reading
Sheila Brown ….I am on a small cruise ship in Croatia. This is a view through the porthole! Alex Lewis…….I just joined the illustration diploma, so this is my first attempt at a weekend challenge. Here’s the view from my kitchen window, and my dog chilling in the sun. I made the trees accidentally more tropical Continue Reading
Beginners Drawing Course student Barbara McEnery has submitted some wonderful pencil studies for one of her sets of assignments. Each drawing has been drawn and observed beautifully. Barbara’s pencil techniques are excellent and her shading is coming along very well. This is a lovely collection of drawing and we are thrilled to be able to Continue Reading
Two paintings today by student Galina Arthur who created them for her assignments on the Portrait Painting Course. Galina has captured the little girl in both paintings beautifully. We hope you like them too.
We absolutely love this painting by Pet Portrait student Brenda Brown. So much work has gone into this, lots of lovely details and each element has been painted beautifully. Top marks to Brenda!
Welcome to our latest Weekend Challenge. We would love to see a drawing or painting of the view from your window – or any window! Perhaps you have a lovely view into your garden from your lounge or maybe you can see lots of rooftops from an upstairs window. If you don’t have a particularly Continue Reading
Well done to Ethne Dian, Pauline Burke and Shiela Brown for creating some beautiful artwork this week for the weekend challenge. Sheilas custard creams are very recognisable too…and we agree perfect for dunking!! We hope you enjoy viewing them and stay tuned for tomorrow new art challenge….
Our young student Pooja Rajesh has drawn two lovely drawings for his Drawing for Children course. Aren’t they wonderful! Pooja is learning to note the shadows on the ground from objects. Also learning how to not the highlights and shadows on the objects themselves in order to create the three dimensional form. Hasn’t he done Continue Reading
Student Carolina Crespo Gutierrez is working with tutor Alan Dedman on the Oil Painting course. The three painting below were completed for her recent course assignments and we love them. The blue colour Carolina has used for the first flower painting below is the perfect choice. It really helps the background to recede and allows Continue Reading
Student Tony Salt has created two incredible paintings for his Watercolour course. Tony’s wet in wet washes are beautiful, particularly the way Tony has allowed the blue and greys of the sky to flow down the paper, it gives a fabulous effect and lovely backdrop to his landscapes. We hope that you find them inspiring.
This weekend s challenge is slightly different. We would like you to draw or paint a biscuit (cookie) – or a collection of them. We were inspired by the beautiful artwork submission of student Linda Brughera who drew this biscuit in coloured pencil for her course. She depicted it in full colour on her very Continue Reading
What wonderful artwork from this weekends challenge. So many beautiful ripe tomatoes in so many different and amazing styles! We really hope that students who are reading our blog are drawing inspiration from these challenges. They really show how far you can take such a simple subject and turn them into stunning pieces of artwork. Continue Reading
Very though provoking painting today from student Rhea Wilson-Wright who is studying on the Digital Illustration course.
Beautiful painting today by student Tetyana Dunmalln on the Drawing and Painting Diploma course. Tetyana has been able to create a lot of depth in her painting and she has allowed the dark shadowed areas behind to really bring out the beautiful stem and flowers in the foreground. Also note how the flowers get darker Continue Reading
We have lots of lovely illustrations today from our students on the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course. This assignment is to create an illustration of a young dragon who accidentally sets a cottage on fire. We love that fact that all of the illustrations are so different, yet on the same theme. We hope you Continue Reading