This is a piece of work that Maggy, our childrens illustration tutor, alerted me to. She was particuarly thrilled with this piece and so I thought it was definitely blogworthy! I love the wet in wet watercolour washes behind and the cut-out tree really stands off the background. The daffodils give us the promise of spring on this Continue Reading
Here is a wonderful piece of work from one of my own students, a tiger in pastels. I have to give top marks to this student for creating wonderful soft fur and rich tones and colours. I hope that you find this inspiring, give pastels a try yourself!
I asked Louise, one of my own Pet Portraits Students, if she would like to have her work displayed on the college website and blog and she has very kindly written about them below. I think Louise has done a fantastic job with both drawings and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of her Continue Reading
One of my students completed the ‘modern portraits’ exercise and I though that it was so wonderful it had to be included on our blog. It has such scope for a story, almost an illustration for a children’s book. I asked my student if she would write a little about the piece and here is Continue Reading
We asked if Cathy would write about her Polar Bear painting for our college news blog and we were thrilled to receive Cathys text below. I hope that you find it inspiring and also enjoy the Polar Bear painting too, see if you can see the fish! ———————————————————————————- By Cathy Heritage (Pet Portraits Diploma D5) I was delighted Continue Reading
Drawing and Painting Diploma Student Evelyn, chats about two pieces of her work below. We hope that you enjoy reading and viewing Evelyn’s artwork! The Tile One of my course assignments was to make a small painting in acrylic, gouache or oil in which I’d experiment with style. The syllabus had traveled through various art Continue Reading
Congratulations to the winner and runner up of the 2011 London Art College Competition. We will be adding more information about the winners over the coming weeks so please check back to our news blog to read about how the students created the artwork and the stories behind the images. To view all of the entries and Continue Reading
How I got some free publicity Written / Artwork by Louise Charles Saarikoski http://louisecharles-saarikoski.com/ Melanie asked if I would write about how I managed to get a paragraph and links to my website and paintings in Helsinki Zoo’s monthly e-newsletter. Here is the story: I completed the Pet Portraiture Diploma with the LAC this autumn. Continue Reading
Blog post by Julie Mulholland who is currently studying Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course with Maggy Roberts I was thrilled with the comments Maggy made about my work and also for asking for it to be used on the website. I was doubly thrilled when Melanie asked me to write this blog. So please read my Continue Reading
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‘Time After Time’ – A Book Cover Design For A Science Fiction Novel Written by Deepthi – Graphic Design Student. This assignment was what is known as an ‘open brief’. Apart from the book’s title and the author’s name, the only information we were given was a very limited outline of the story. It was Continue Reading
We have received a lovely write up from one of our students who has painted in oils for the first time, while working on the Drawing and Painting Diploma (D1). We hope that you find it inspiring and we would like to thank Evelyn for taking the time to write this for us! ————————————————————————————– This was the Continue Reading
We have received a wonderful piece of artwork from a Children’s illustration student that was blogworthy. Laura has written us a piece to go along with the artwork for our students to read. I hope that you find it inspiring! ================================================== For this piece I decided to use simple, loose linear work with a cartoony theme and humorous edge. Being a country girl I chose Continue Reading
A students Story by Nancy Post Hunter……. Artists for many various reasons can be inflicted by self doubt and I am no exception. I think because we use for a large part the non-verbal side of our brain when we make our art we can be unclear how we actually achieve what we do. Such Continue Reading
These lovely pastel drawings show a beautiful understanding of light and the importance of tonal values in every artwork. I am so pleased that this student observed her subject so well, her control of the medium is evident and the composition is a joy. Both drawings do that wonderful thing that all good artwork does Continue Reading
Maggy Roberts contacted me today with this lovely piece of illustration work form one of her students to be added to the blog and gallery. There are so many vibrant colours and strong tones here, this is a superb illustration for children. I hope you find it inspiring!
This study of the chest and halter on a dog is from one of my top performing students currently working on the Pet Portrait Diploma Course. This students skills are superb and the painting below in Acrylics really shows the students skills off well. Time and care has been taken over this study, it is not hurried, the reference photo she Continue Reading
These are two wonderful and very advanced drawings from a student who is currently studying with our tutor Nick Beall on the portraiture course. This student really enjoyed working with the hand drawing exercises and did many sketches from life and also took photos of hands in different poses and worked form photos too. I think the studies are a great success and definitely one Continue Reading
These sketches are form one of my Pet Portrait Diploma Students and I was so pleased when they came through for me to assess. This is a perfect way to study animals in your sketchbook, looking at the light, shadowing, detail in the eyes, the coat texture. They are perfect and this student should be thrilled with the results.