Melanie Stephenson

Today’s Spooky Saturday illustration is by London Art College student Melanie Stephenson….

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Emma Hasson

Emma has uploaded these two images for her first assignment on the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course. They are both really brilliant and the orang-utan collage is one of the best solutions to this exercise that I have ever seen! The Row the Boat image is beautiful too. I hope they inspire other students.
Maggy Roberts
Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course Tutor

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Clare Nicholson

Welcome to Claire Nicholson’s amazing illustration for an assignment on the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course. Clare has written a little about the illustrations below. Tutor Maggy Roberts was thrilled with Clare’s artwork and asked specifically for it to be shown here on our college news blog.

Assignment part 1 is my watercolour collage, using basic shapes of wildflowers.

In my assignment part 2 I built the illustration up as a collage with 3D elements. For photographing the piece I lit it so that the 3D elements are visible, through the shadows.
Clare

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Nina Tadsen

Nina Tadsen is currently completing our Watercolour Diploma course. Tutor Ida has been so thrilled with Nina’s artwork she has asked her if she would consider enrolling the Botanical Watercolour Course. You’ll see why! You can also read about the beautiful artwork from Nina below too.

I love flowers and gardening, so naturally my garden is a source of
inspiration for me. This summer I grew ornamental pumpkins and took photos while they were both blooming and bearing fruit.

I did not copy one photo exactly but used several photos and drew some sketches to plan the composition for this assignment.

It is painted on Bockingford paper roughly A3 in size. The main colours for
this painting are cadmium yellow, french ultramarine and Windsor blue for the yellows and greens. Some cobalt turquoise was used in the mix for a cooler background and burnt umber for the darker areas of the pumpkin.

Nina Tadsen

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Leonie Schottler

Tutor Monique Piscaer Bailey has been working with a superb student on her Digital Illustration Course. Monique said…

….I am so proud to issue, Leonie Schottler a diploma. She has worked so hard and I’ve not seen this amount of change, dedication and growth in any other of my students so far.   Please issue her diploma with a well deserved distinction.

We are absolutely thrilled to hear how well Leonie has done in her artwork and we officially congratulate her on a mark well deserved.

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Marlies Mast

A wonderful rendition of Sink City by London Art College student Marlies Mast. Scroll down to see the artwork in detail and read what both tutor maggy and Marlies has to say about her artwork.

Maggy said…

Here’s a lovely Sebastian’s Sink City from Marlies. I thought that it wasn’t only well rendered but it was such a creative and innovative concept with the drawings on the cupboard walls…

Marlies Said…

I love your course so far. It’s pushing my boundaries, so that’s a good thing. I had my children in mind when I created the Sink City. They love to make their own worlds with toys and cardboard boxes anywhere in the house and play in it endlessly. That’s why Sebastian is prominently in the picture. He created this city with kitchen tools and crayons.

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Tania Lahti

Hello everyone, My name is Monika Cilmi and I am the tutor for the Chinese Brush painting Course among a number of others. I am always happy to welcome new students on my course and if you have any questions about enrolling on any of my course, please do get in touch.

I have been working with a wonderful student from the Chinese brush painting course, who progressed incredibly right from the beginning. Her name is Tania Lahti and its easy to see from her work that she really loves this medium.

I have added a number of her pieces of artwork below and I really hope that readers find her work refreshing.

Chinese Brush Painting by Tania Lahti
Chinese Brush Painting by Tania Lahti
Chinese Brush Painting by Tania Lahti

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Melanie Stephenson

We hope that you enjoy viewing the artwork of Melanie Stephenson below., Melanie is studying on our London Art College Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course and doing extremely well!

Look at this lovely relationship between this cat and pigeon, I love the colour of the yes and all that the expression says visually!

Quote from tutor Maggy Roberts

Here are a few of Melanie’s initial sketches for her cat and pigeon illustration. It is interesting to see how Melanie developed both characters.

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