Renad Battwari

A scary illustration today by London Art College student Renad Battwari. Renad is studying the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course with tutor Maggy Roberts and has illustrated the poem ‘All is Dark’.

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Ivana Lieskovska

I started drawing at pre-school age and regularly visited art classes since then. With five years gap when I studied at the university now I am returning to drawing. I decided to do art professionally so in October I am starting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Slovakia – at Painting atelier. I would like to follow this course and apply myself to pastels. I started a local community of pastellists and in the future I plan to organise group exhibitions.  I fell in love with pastel pencils – so you can find some of my artworks on Instagram – instagram.com/ivanka.elde
and on my website – http://ivankaelde.com/en/home/
Ivana Lieskovska
Pastel Painting Course

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Linda Brughera

Three amazing coloured pencil drawings today by student Linda Brughera who created these whilst studying on the Coloured Pencil drawing course. We know that our readers will thoroughly enjoy viewing each drawing of Linda’s and we hope that you find them inspiring.

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Judith Legg

My name is Judith and I am studying the Landscape Course with tutor Alan Dedman. For this exercise I choose to paint the now disused railway station in the village of Aberlour, Moray. I felt the long building and platform suited the elongated format of the painting and the completed image took your eye along the building and off into the distance as once the train would have gone.
Judith Legg
Landscape Painting Diploma Course

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Weekend Challenge – A Sentimental object

Tutor Monique Piscaer Bailey suggested we choose a sentimental object to create a drawing or painting from for one of our art challenges. We thought it was a wonderful idea and we know that it will get you all thinking!

It could be a piece of jewellery, an old teddybear, a toy from your childhood or perhaps some old hand written correspondence and photographs. Anything that really means a lot to you personally.

We would love to see it painted or drawn in any medium, in any setting. Take note of your lighting so that you can create some lovely highlights and shadows in your artwork.

Most of all have fun and if you feel you can tell us about your objects and their special meaning, we would love to add it on our blog post next week!

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

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 – Bitten Apple!

This weekends challenge was to draw or paint an apple with a bite out of it. It is not the easiest of challenges as you not only have to portray the soft and shiny skin of the apple, but also the matte texture of the inner area too. With all of the undulations of the inside where it was bitten can be really difficult to portray.

We have some lovely paintings and drawings below created in pastels and coloured pencils. These mediums lend themselves well to creating still life drawings, especially pastel where you can blend the colours to help create shiny areas. Just like Mila has below in her stunning pastel piece ‘Red Apple on Red’.

Pauline has opted to portray not just a bitten apple but two full apples to go along side – wonderful! The texture of them really feels very realistic and apple like!

Finally Khadiga Kadry has created a lovely drawing of her apple and we can almost see the teeth outline in the bite too! Excellent work from all of you – extremely well done!

Stay tuned for the next exciting challenge on its way tomorrow!

“Red Apple on Red” 26 x 30cm Pastels
It was really enjoyable to draw such a delicious apple from your beautiful picture. Although I used red paper – it took me some time to build up the colour of the apple so it looked
 delicious too. The most challenging part was the bite, indeed! And it feels so satisfying to see the drawing now complete!
Mila Zinzen
Pauline Burke
Coloured Pencil Apple
Khadiga Kadry

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Ethne Dian

Superb illustrations by London Art College student Ethne Dian who is studying the Children’s illustration course with tutor Maggy Roberts. Ethne’s artwork for the Row, Row Row your boat assignment is stunning and we have added a few close up details for students and readers to view.

If you take a look at the third image down you can see that Toad is painting the scene that Ethne has illustrated! What a wonderful illustration, much thought has gone into it. We have also included Ethne’s collage painting below too. Equally as stunning! Well done Ethne!!

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Teresa Vivas

Student Teresa Vivas submitted her set three artwork to tutor Monika Cilmi for the Chinese Brush Painting Course. Monika was thrilled with the artwork and the way that Teresa has presented it all. We asked Teresa if it would be ok to add all of her submission to our blog for other students to see. She was delighted! We felt that it would be really helpful for students to be able to read Teresa’s explanations behind each painting. We hope that you find it interesting and inspiring!

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Charlie Leith

It has been a pleasure to view and critique Charlie’s work and see her progress throughout the Graphic Design Art course.  The final stages of the course follow individual design disciplines and here are Charlie’s responses to the poster and advertising study units.

The Swan Lake poster is a dramatically contrasting composition, which has been beautifully crafted. It is not overworked, with good use of white space. 

The Sport 7 magazine advert suits its target audience well and really captures the energy and colour of a variety of sports. 
Well done Charlie, congratulations on your success!

Vanessa Weaver
Graphic Design Art Diploma Tutor

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James Hutton

These amazing illustrations are from James Hutton’s first assignment on the Illustration Diploma course. They are all based on song lyrics. I think they are great, and they show a real sophistication in skill and imagination.
Steven Hersey
Illustration Diploma Tutor

I studied Graphic Design and Fine Art in the past, achieving a BTEC National Diploma. Since then I have always carried out my own projects and have exhibited some of my work at local museums and art galleries. I have always felt that my greater strength is as an illustrator rather than a painter and have been trying to hone my skills within the area. I have also carried out a couple of commissions and collaborated with other artists and have an online portfolio too.

James Hutton

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