We felt that this was such a lively landscape with lots of movement and texture it just had to be blogged. The distant hills are the perfect shade of blue / purple /green to recede into the distance which helps to create a very atmospheric painting.
The images below are a set of logos a student has designed for one of the assignments on the graphic design diploma course. We felt they were wonderfully designed and very eye catching. Well done.
The portraiture course is tutored by Alan Dedman he has put forward two pieces of artwork to add to the college news blog. This student is doing well on the course and is learning how to capture a good likeness of people in a variety of mediums. We wish them the best of luck in Continue Reading
Maxine Lee has very kindly written a few paragraphs for us and sent us a piece of work for us to post on the college news blog. We have actually use Maxine piece in this years student of the year poster, hopefully Maxine will submit one of her pieces for the competition. We wish her Continue Reading
This painting is from a student who is currently working on the Drawing and Painting Diploma course. I thought this was a really great and fun representational painting of a row of houses and cottages, typically English and quaint. It has loads of character and the artist seems to have developed a good style for Continue Reading
This piece has been in my ‘to do blog folder’ for a long time and I have actually used it on the main website when I did the last lot of updates. Its a wonderful strong and vibrant piece and I hope that you enjoy viewing it.
I thought id blog a piece of work from a student who is currently studying the botanical illustration course. I felt this was a lovely piece and liked the way the student had varied the tones in the leaves from light to dark. This is a tricky subject and the student has tackled it well.
This is a really strong piece of work visually, the black and white cut out works well with the subject and the composition works well too.
This piece is by a painting and drawing course student and the bright rich colours of the apples caught my eye. I think they sit well together and are balanced by the central apple being red. I also love the shadows and light on the ground plane, excellent study and I hope you all like Continue Reading
This is a wonderful collection of studies from a drawing and painting student and I really feel they are excellently drawn and observed. The tonal values are great and the student has used the light to create some very three dimensional and realistic studies. If you are stuck for something to draw, feet and hands Continue Reading
This is a wonderful pen and ink study of flowers and grasses from a student currently studying the painting and drawing diploma course. I thought it would be a good one to add to the blog as students often find using pen and ink quite a challenge. Hopefully this will give students some inspiration and Continue Reading
This is the latest drawing to catch my eye and I think chickens and roosters make great subjects to draw and paint. The student has really tried to capture the shine and sheen on the tail feathers beautifully within the medium of coloured pencil. Very vibrant work.
One of our students had been inspired by Van Gogh and has created a wonderful interpretation of his sunflowers painting. This is a superb warm and inviting rendition of this painting.
This painting of a butterfly was so colourful, warm and inviting I felt it would look great on our blog. It has the Colleges blue colours in too! This is a piece of work from the Drawing and Painting Diploma. This course offers such a wide variety within the course there is always a piece Continue Reading
This drawing was submitted into last years student of the year competition and was short-listed into the top 13. The student drew this still life as part of her Pet Portraits Diploma for the drawing and observation unit which she has just submitted for critique. I felt it was well worthy of a blog post!
This illustration is very simple yet wonderful effective. The two sides to the drawings convey different feelings. This is an excellent concept and is beautifully painted.
This drawing has caught my eye today, I love the way the objects have been shaded to reflect their sounding and the other objects. Everything feels very clean and well drawn and I hope it inspires you to pick up your pencil!
This piece of artwork was so eye-catching I felt it was well worth a blog post. It is from a student who is in the process of undertaking the children’s illustration course. Isn’t it fabulous!
Today’s picture is of a still life drawing a students completed for the Pet Portrait Diploma Course. Learning to draw is most important and creating a still life like this tackling all the different textures is a wonderful challenge and this student has triumphed! I hope this inspires you to pick up your pencil!
This is our choice for the blog today and this is a piece from the Children’s Illustration course. The students use of coloured pencil works beautifully with the texture they created within the paper.