Category: Student Artwork

These posts show student artwork from our Online Art Courses and the artwork that students produce while working on them. Learning how to paint or draw, graphic design, colour theory, Chinese brush painting, history of art …and more!

The Surreal World of René Magritte

René Magritte, a prominent Belgian surrealist artist, left an indelible mark on the art world with his thought-provoking and enigmatic paintings. Born on November 21, 1898, in Lessines, Belgium, Magritte’s artistic journey began in Brussels, where he studied at the…

Weekend Art Challenge: Dreamy Watercolours

Welcome to this weekend’s art challenge! In this challenge, we will explore the enchanting world of Dreamy Watercolours. Watercolour painting allows you to create serene and ethereal landscapes that capture the essence of tranquility and evoke a sense of dreaminess….

Weekend Art Challenge – Textured Landscapes

Welcome to the results of our weekend art challenge. This challenge was not only a tricky subject but also pretty time consuming too. The results from both Lucy and Oksana are absolutely stunning and we fully appreciate the time it…

Mirela Druta – March Calendar

Welcome to the third instalment of Mirela’s amazing calendar and this time it is for March. We love the illustration this month, very creative. Mirela has such a lovely illustrative style. If you have missed January and February, please do…

Helen Teal

London Art College student Helen Teal has recently completed the Coloured Pencil course with a distinction which is good news. Her tutor Paul Weaver said that Helen really worked hard and made big improvements in her drawing and observation of…

Andy Warhol: A Pop Art Maestro’s Colourful Legacy

Andy Warhol, a visionary artist and a leading figure in the Pop Art movement, revolutionized the art world with his distinctive approach to celebrity, consumer culture, and mass production. Born in Pittsburgh in 1928, Warhol’s journey from a struggling illustrator…

Weekend Art Challenge: Textured Landscapes

Welcome to this weekend’s art challenge! In this challenge, we will explore the captivating world of Textured Landscapes. Adding texture to your landscape painting can enhance the depth, visual interest, and tactile quality of your artwork. Your task is to…

Weekend Art Challenge – Collage of Memories

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge, where we asked our students to create a collage of memories from their life. It could be anything from their childhood, family, or even about their grandparents memories. It could be tackled in…

Harley St John-Smith

We have some beautiful pieces of artwork for our students to view today by London Art College student Harley St John-Smith. Harley is studying our Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course with tutor Maggy Roberts. We hope you enjoy viewing them…

Richard Watson

London Art College student Richard Watson has created some excellent studies for the first two sets of artwork for the Pet Portrait Diploma course. Richard’s full head study portrait of the Malinois is particularly good. It shows Richards attention to…

Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Elegance

Tamara de Lempicka, a pioneering figure in the Art Deco movement of the early 20th century, left an indelible mark on the art world with her distinctive style and bold approach to portraiture. Born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1898, she…

Weekend Art Challenge: Collage of Memories

Welcome to this weekend’s art challenge! In this challenge, we will explore the evocative world of Collage of Memories. Creating a collage using old photographs and personal mementos allows you to weave together a visual tapestry that captures cherished moments…

Weekend Art Challenge – Dystopian City

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge, where we set our students the task of creating an illustration on how they imagine a Dystopian city would look. Admittedly this was not an easy challenge. Our challenges recently have really stretched…

Monica Tsang

New student Monica Tsang has embarked on the Pet Portrait Diploma Course and we are thrilled to showcase a few of her pencil drawings and paintings from the start of the course. We are thrilled with Monica’s progress and are…

Linda Bailey

London Art College student Linda Bailey has been working on our Chinese Brush Painting course and we are absolutely delighted to showcase some of Linda’s work here today. Tutor Monika was thrilled to be able to help Linda on her…

Sofonisba Anguissola: Renaissance Brilliance

Sofonisba Anguissola, a trailblazing Italian Renaissance painter, defied the societal norms of her time to become one of the first recognized female artists. Born in Cremona, Italy, around 1532, Anguissola’s mastery of portraiture and her contributions to the art world…

Weekend Art Challenge: Dystopian Cityscape

Welcome to this weekend’s art challenge! In this challenge, we will explore the haunting and futuristic world of a Dystopian Cityscape. Dystopian settings depict societies in a state of decline or oppression, often with a dark and foreboding atmosphere. Your…

Weekend Art Challenge – Steampunk Illustration

Welcome to our most recent weekend art challenge on the theme of Steampunk! Steampunk illustration is a genre of art that combines elements of science fiction, fantasy, and the Victorian era. It often features machinery and technology inspired by steam…

Mirela Druta – February Calendar

If you follow our blog regularly you might remember that Mirela, who is studying the Cartooning Course has created a beautiful calendar for 2024. We have already posted January, and here is February! We hope that you find it inspiring….

Sylvia Humphrey

I started the Digital Illustration Course with the aims of improving my art and learning to use GIMP and Inkscape – I’d used illustrator and Photoshop while studying graphic design but was ready for a change. My first attempts at…

Nurgül Özkeser

We have a lovely collection of bird paintings today by London Art College student Nurgül Özkeser. They have been so delicately painted and we love them all, we cant choose our favourite! Which is yours?

Maria Sibylla Merian: A Botanical Odyssey

Maria Sibylla Merian, a pioneering naturalist and artist of the 17th century, has etched her name into the annals of scientific illustration. Born on April 2, 1647, in Frankfurt, Germany, Merian’s ground breaking work in entomology and botanical art laid…

Weekend Art Challenge: Steampunk Illustration

Welcome to this weekend’s art challenge! In this challenge, we will delve into the captivating world of Steampunk Illustration. Steampunk is a genre that combines elements of Victorian aesthetics, steam-powered machinery, and futuristic imagination. Your task is to create an…

Weekend Art Challenge – Surreal Dreamscape

Welcome to our latest art challenge in which we asked our students to create artwork on the subject of a Surreal Dreamscape. It was not an easy challenge by any means and we are sure it certainly made our students…

Wendy Ford

I took the course as a challenge during Lockdown. Although I have been attending art sessions for a long time I have not done various subjects which are included on the Painting and Drawing course.. especially people and animals. I…

Samuel Froelich

Our Cartooning Diploma Course provides a comprehensive and exciting journey into the world of cartooning and visual storytelling. Under the expert guidance of tutor John Byrne, students explore the principles and techniques of cartooning, gaining the skills necessary to create…

Giovanna Garzoni: A Feast for the Senses

Giovanna Garzoni, a 17th-century Italian Baroque painter, has left an indelible mark on art history with her exquisite still-life and botanical paintings. Born in 1600 in Ascoli Piceno, Garzoni’s meticulous attention to detail and vibrant use of colour have made…

Weekend Art Challenge: Surreal Dreamscape

Welcome to this weekend’s art challenge! In this challenge, we will delve into the intriguing realm of Surreal Dreamscape. Surrealism is an art movement that explores the mysterious and subconscious aspects of the mind, often merging reality and fantasy to…

Weekend Art Challenge – Pop Art Portraits!

Welcome to our latest results for our challenge Pop Art Portraits. This wasn’t the easiest of challenges, it definitely made our students think about the style of portrait they wanted to achieve along with the subject matter too. We have…

Malcom McKie

Discover your artistic talent and unleash your creativity with our Cartooning Diploma Course and learn to produce cartoons similar to our lovely and very talented student Malcom McKie. This comprehensive program is designed to equip aspiring cartoonists with the skills…

Leonie Schottler

The London Art College Graphic Design Diploma course is a comprehensive program designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career in graphic design. The course offers a flexible learning approach, allowing students to…

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke: A Storied Journey in Artistry and Femininity

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke, a notable American portrait and genre painter of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, left an enduring legacy through her evocative works that often celebrated the strength and resilience of women. Born on October 28, 1856,…

Weekend Art Challenge: Pop Art Portraits

Welcome to this weekend’s art challenge! In this challenge, we will explore the exciting world of Pop Art Portraits. Pop Art emerged in the 1950s and 1960s as a movement that celebrated popular culture and everyday objects, incorporating bold colours,…

Weekend Art Challenge – Abstract Nature

Welcome to the results of the first weekend art challenge of the year. A massive thank you to each and every one of you who took part! We couldn’t be more delighted with the beautiful abstract artworks you’ve created. This…

Afshan Quraishi

Our Life Drawing and Painting course focuses on capturing the human form allowing the student to use a variety of different media to experiment and learn their craft. Among the students who have flourished in this program is Afshan Quraishi….

Virginia Jimenez Sanchez

I am very happy you liked my artwork, I was not expecting such a good feeback from everyone when I was doing the course to be honest. And I do consent for my artwork to be shared. Hi, I have…

Diego Rivera: The Muralist of Mexican Identity & Social Commentary

Diego Rivera, a prominent Mexican artist of the 20th century, left an indelible mark on the art world through his monumental murals and passionate depiction of Mexican culture, history, and social issues. Born on December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico,…

Kat Spencer

London Art College student Kat Spencer has created some absolutely amazing pieces of work for her first set of assignments for the Illustrating Children’s Book Diploma Course. Our Illustrating Children’s book Diploma Course teaches you how to create captivating illustrations…

Weekend Art Challenge: Abstract Nature

We would like our students to create an abstract artwork inspired by elements of nature using any medium of your choice. Embrace the beauty, patterns, colours, and textures found in the natural world and translate them into a unique and…

Weekend Art Challenge – Cats and Kittens

Welcome to our first weekend art challenge of 2024! And what an amazing amount of artwork we have received from our students this week. Who could resist the subject of cats and kittens! We have received some amazing artwork. Our…

Mirela Druta – January Calendar

London Art College student Mirela Druta has created and illustrated a calendar for her friends for Christmas. She sent the calendar to her Cartooning tutor John Byrne who thought it was absolutely amazing. So did we! We are thrilled to…

Eleni Sintoris

Hi! I’m Eleni Sintoris and I was a student of the Digital Illustration Diploma Art Course 🙂 I decided to join the course to improve my digital art skills and help fix my complicated relationship with art. I had been…

Jo Allsopp

Jo Allsopp completed our Children’s Book Illustration course in 2001, which once completed, gave her the motivation to train as a tutor specialising in watercolours. She has just released a new book called Loose and Lively Animals in Watercolour, Ink…

Cecilia Beaux: Artistic Mastery and Elegance

Cecilia Beaux, a prominent American portrait painter of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, left an indelible mark on the art world with her exquisite mastery of portraiture. Born on May 1, 1855, in Philadelphia, Beaux’s talent and dedication…

Raffaella Somma

I’ve been a London Art College student on and off for a while taking up a couple of courses. I completed the Watercolour Diploma and I’m almost at the end of my Pet Portrait Course. My cousin is mad about…

Julia Strube

Our beginner’s painting course offers a gateway to unleash your creativity. Whether you’re a complete novice or have dabbled in painting before, this course is designed to equip you with essential techniques and ignite your passion for self-expression through art….

Jane Ried

Are you the kind of Emerging Artist that prefers zero boundaries and need a nudge to ignite that creative fire you didn’t even know you had? Steven Hersey and the Watercolour course did exactly that for me. Steven’s “ Go…

Ithaca Painting Holidays by Tutor Alan Dedman

Ithaca Painting Holidays is an adventurous learning event conceived and run by artists Alan Dedman and Adriana Eyzaguirre. Scheduled to take place on the island of Ithaca in Summer 2024, Ithaca Painting Holidays provides a quality experience of outdoor painting…

Happy New Year!

We hope our students all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to start the new year with renewed energy and enthusiasm. As we step into 2024, we wish you all the very best for your painting, drawing and…

Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish all of our readers and students a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that you all have a lovely relaxing time and we all hope that Father Christmas has given you…

Christmas Card Countdown – 24

Welcome to our Christmas Eve blog post for our Big Christmas Challenge. Today we are proud to showcase an image by student Lisa Norman who reached the final two images for the ADLC Christmas card image competition which we posted…

Christmas Card Countdown – 23

We are very nearly at the end of our big Christmas Challenge. Today we have a lovely snow globe by student Ethne Dian which if you are a member of our Facebook group, you can even see animated! If you…

Christmas Card Countdown – 22

We have a fabulous piece today by London Art College Student Paul Sargeant. It depicts a lovely moment between Rudolph and a snowman. We love it! If you would like your Christmas artwork displayed here on our blog, please do…

Christmas Card Countdown – 21

We have a lovely painting today by London Art College student Catherine Thompson. We love the feel of this painting, it looks all very silvery and like a moonlit scene. Catherine has been given some pearlescent watercolour paints for her…

Christmas Card Countdown – 20

We were so thrilled to receive the amazing artwork today by student Vera Jaoadi, for our big Christmas challenge. Vera has digitally created a card for us, of a skiing snowman on his way to our college! We absolutely love…

Christmas Card Countdown – 19

We are thrilled to show an amazing piece of artwork today from student Ethne Dian for our big Christmas challenge. We love Ethne’s artwork and this one is absolutely fantastic. It’s so pretty and colourful, and we particularly love the…

Christmas Card Countdown – 18

We are absolutely loving Philips Hatter’s series of Santa and Rudoph. We hope you have been following our Big Christmas Challenge? If you haven’t seen the others take a look at day 9 and day 4. We think this is…

Christmas Card Countdown – 17

Welcome to our day 17 of our Christmas card countdown and today’s excellent artwork is by student Oksana. We love the design and its such a happy and jolly piece. Oksana said…. Here is my sketch coloured in photoshop. This…

Christmas Card Countdown – 16

Welcome to our latest blog post with a stunning watercolour painting of three Gonks who seem to have got themselves a little tangled! Can you work out which legs belong to which Gonk? Student Aneesha Dilip painted this superb piece…

Christmas Card Countdown – 15

Welcome to our day 12 of our big Christmas art challenge. Today we have a stunning pastel painting by London Art College student Hilarie Stelfox. Hilarie said – “This is an area of woodland at the back of my house,…

Christmas Card Countdown – 14

We absolutely love this piece and student Nina Phillips has used her googly eyes really well in her artwork, they look fantastic. We are thrilled to see them featured here for our Big Christmas Challenge. There is so much going…

Christmas Card Countdown – 13

A beautiful and vibrant painting today by student Aneesha Dilip who has painted this Rome cityscape for our big Christmas challenge. We love the colours and the atmosphere that Aneesha has created. Well done, superb!!

Christmas Card Countdown – 12

Welcome to our latest blog post and we have a really lovely painting today by student Aneesha Dilip for our Big Christmas challenge artwork. Anesha’s Gonk painting is fabulous and we love how she has used a limited pallet for…

Christmas Card Countdown – 11

We have a wonderful winter scene today by London Art College student Vince Doherty. Its called” first snow on the fields” and its mixed media, watercolour and oil pastels.We absolutely love it, the textures of the trees are excellently observed…

Christmas Card Countdown – 10

One of our favourite watercolour Christmas cards by student Nguyen Khanh Van for our big Christmas Art Challenge. Such a beautiful scene and some lovely watercolour techniques too. Well done Nguyen, we love it!!

Christmas Card Countdown – 9

Another fantastic Christmas card by London Art College student Philips Hatter. We love his Santa and Rudolph artwork.. they could definitely be a set of professional cards. We cant wait to see the next one!

Christmas Card Countdown – 8

Another stunning watercolour painting today by student Nguyen Khanh Van. We absolutely love Nguyen’s wet in wet style in the background. The painting looks soft and wintery. The textures and colours are superb. Well done Nguyen! If you would like…

Christmas Card Countdown – 7

Beautiful painting today by London Art College student Aneesha Dilip. We love the texture on the baubles, along with the deep rich colours too. They look so shiny and magical! Well done Aneesha on a fantastic painting! We love it!

Christmas Card Countdown – 6

Welcome to our day 6 of our big Christmas challenge and today we have the beautiful artwork of student Latha Bhaduri Prabakar. Latha’s stunning painting is so vibrat and full of movement, we absolutely love it! Have you entered your…

Christmas Card Countdown – 5

We are thrilled to show the artwork of London Art College student Sharon Thompson today, a beautiful winter scene in oils. We hope you are enjoying our countdown so far! Would you like to take part? Draw or paint your…

Christmas Card Countdown – 4

Today’s Christmas card countdown has been created by London Art College student Phillip Hatter. Philip has a fantastic drawing style and we of course very much admire his watercolour skills, you can see his winning entry in our official art…

Christmas Card Countdown – 3

Today’s Christmas card countdown is by London Art College student Nguyen Khanh Van. We absolutely love the upside down snowman! So unusual and comical. If you would like your artwork shown here for your own day in our Big Christmas…

Christmas Card Countdown – 2

Welcome to our second day of our big Christmas Challenge and we are starting the day with a lovely illustration from student Julie Smalley. Clement C. Moore’s  ‘The Night Before Christmas’ has it’s 200th anniversary…. Couldn’t not depict a little…

Christmas Card Countdown – 1

Welcome to our Big Christmas Challenge! Today is the start of our countdown to Christmas day with lots of amazing festive artwork from our students. We set them the task of the Big Christmas Challenge which you can read about…

Elis Sheppard

I came across The London Art College when I was looking for a course to take to complete the skill section as part of my Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  I had just completed my Art GCSE at the time…