This student has very cleverly added her work in progress along with her final portrait so that her tutor could view each stage of the process and how she created the image. You can see that the student went on a journey during the painting looking, drawing, changing, observing at each stage. I think each image in itself can almost be classed as a Continue Reading
This is a detailed close up of a children’s illustration of Firey Fred. Maggy our course tutor for the course has picked this one out as her favourite this week so well done to this student.
This is a wonderful drawing by one of my young students who has copied out the Teddy bear poem by Fred Starr and illustrated it beautifully. I particularly liked the way the artist used the teddy bear and his arms for the ‘T’ Superb!
This surely would give you nightmares……. : ) How wonderful and well drawn! Excellent!
This cartoon has stood out for me this week, its a well painted and drawn cartoon and I’m sure that the student who is currently studying our cartooning Diploma will be very successful in his chosen career. Hope you like it!
This illustration has caught my eye as it’s filled with movement and intrigue. It realy makes you study the drawing, which has been executed very well. I am looking forward to seeing more from this student in the coming months.
I’m sure those of you who order coffee while you are out, will find this cartoon from one of our students rather amusing! Excellent computer skills used here.
This really caught my eye when looking through the student artwork this week , it made me smile which is great as children’s illustration should give you feeling and emotions from the artwork. This creature looks quite scary but when we see him holding the bird it changes the whole feel of the image. Excellent!
Here is a lovely study from one of our Botanical students, it is a detail from their artwork. This is a very strong painting and really shows the velvety feel of the petals. We look forward to seeing more from this student.
Another children’s illustration student has gained a distinction on their course! We would like to congratulate Karien on her hard work and dedication through the course and wish her every success as an illustrator. If you would like to read more about Karien please take a look at our student testimonials page.
This is a submission from a current student who is on the cartooning Diploma course and this is an illustration to depict their design for a 40th birthday card….
This is a lovely example of some life drawing sent in by one of our students currently working through the painting and drawing diploma course. If you want to improve your drawing skills then a great way to do this is to attend local life drawing classes at the same time as your London art college course. It really will help you progress – it’s Continue Reading
This illustration is from a student who has just completed the Children’s Book Illustration Diploma and she received a distinction for her wonderful work over the duration of the course. This is a very happy scene below and one that could quite easily be seen in children’s books or even posters and cards for advertising. Well done!
This is a close up of a study of a Sycamore leaf depicting the wonderful autumnal colours of reds, yellows, and brows with a hint of green. The student who is currently studying the Botanical Illustration Course should be pleased with this study.
I saw this on my daily look through the student area and I had to blog this painting. It is from a student who is studying the beginners painting course and I think this student is thoroughly enjoying working with colour. The bold strokes, the rich tones and colours, really make this a stunning piece.
We are having such wonderful work being produced from our cartooning course students at the moment, our tutor John Byrne really seems to be getting the best out of them. As you can see the cartoon below is well rendered and drawn and congratulations to the student who produced it.
This is a close up detail from a full flower painting by a student who is studying the Botanical Illustration course. It is bold and bright and full of light and shade which is great. Creating shadows in watercolour can be very difficult as you can end up with areas that don’t feel as crisp and bright Continue Reading
I very much like this study which has been painted by a student who is currently working through the Beginners Painting Course. You can clearly see the student is looking at the colours in the scene and trying to work out which colours mix and work with other colours and also playing with the watercolour Continue Reading
This very bold study has caught my eye this week and I felt it was worthy of a blog post. Similar to the pen and ink drawing in my previous post, the student has used bold black tones to bring out the white of the flowers and the vase. It would be a good experiment to do Continue Reading
When working on your drawing technique and observational skills, its always good to go for simple items from your kitchen to draw, like this pen and ink drawing below. The student has successfully used cross hatching and tone to show the light and shade of this composition and each object looks solid and realistic.