Sarah Lister

Tutor Steven Hersey has asked for three wonderful pieces of artwork to be showcased on our blog. Here are three final images from the work of student Sarah Lister in her Assignment 1 project.

Steven Said….
“I think that they are delightful and full of skill and imagination. Respectively, titles are: Dancing on the Hood, Riding Shotgun and Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.”

Sarah is a returning student and we are thrilled to be able to post her artwork her eon the blog again! We wish her the best of luck with her next set of work!

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Patti Ann McNeil

Another student over the finish line, Patti Ann proved to be a versatile artist with a talent for watercolour and has passed the Drawing and Painting Diploma with a Distinction. Tutor Paul Weaver was delighted! Examples of her work attached. Click on each to view them larger.

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Weekend Challenge – Boots & Shoes

Welcome to this weekends art challenge. Boots and Shoes. We all have access to footwear, whether it is a pair of comfy trainers, work shoes, posh wedding shoes, mens workwear boots, hiking boots, wellingtons, baby shoes … or your favourite pink fluffy slippers!

We would love for you to draw or paint them, however you would like. Set them up on a table and draw them from any angle – side on, looking down, front on etc. If you would like to place them on a piece of newspaper or similar and draw that to, we are happy to see that also.

If the photos below that we have collected inspired you, feel free to work from those. Don’t forget you can click each image and save the high resolution photo.

Try to concentrate on the shape of the shoe, the light and shade, the texture of the footwear – is it canvas, plastic, rough leather etc and choose the medium you feel that would best capture them on paper or canvas. Enjoy the learning process and have fun. We look forward to seeing your results next week!

Post your work on our Facebook Group or email it to us for inclusion on our blog later this week. Have fun!

All of the photos we post on our London Art College Weekend Challenges are copyright free. Feel free to use the artwork you produce however you wish. If you would like your artwork posted here on our blog, email it to Melanie at techsupport@londonartcollege.co.uk. If you have any Weekend Challenge requests let us know too! Best of luck and happy drawing and painting!

Apples…..

Welcome to the results of last weekends challenge. We have received 10 submissions from our students of Apples! Take a look at the wonderful array and variation below – aren’t they all amazing! We have apples in watercolour, oil, coloured pencil, pen and ink and acrylic. Our students have really worked hard thats for sure!

The artwork covers a multitude of techniques in their chosen medium. Our students are really working hard each week to improve their observational skills, creating textures, spheres, solidity, realism, light and shade – and of course enjoying the process at the same time. Making themselves better artists in the process. Really well done for all those who are getting involved – give yourselves a pat on the back! Stay tuned for the next challenge….!

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Tanya Naraya

Tutor Paul Weaver has recently had a student pass with flying colours on the Drawing and Painting Diploma. Paul wanted to share Tanya’s artwork here on the blog as she passed with a Distinction! Congratulations Tanya! We wish you the best of luck with your future work. Here are some images of Tanya’s work….

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Weekend Challenge Apples!

This weekends challenge is another tricky subject. Apples in a bowl! You might think ‘Ahh thats easy!’ however here is your chance to experiment with texture, shine and solidity, whilst juggling spheres, shadows and ellipses.

You can choose any kind of apple, cut or whole, in any type of bowl. The idea being is that you not only have the textures of the apple to deal with but you have the ellipse of the bowl to deal with too!

If you are creating your artwork in pencil, concentrate on your tones, shading the shadows dark, to allow the mid tones to create the objects shape and form. Allow the white of the paper to form the highlights.

If you are painting your bowl of apples, we have added some paintings as inspiration by Julian Merrow-Smith below in our gallery.

Student can use the photos below as reference or find your own apples and draw them from life. We wish you the best of luck! Have fun!

Post your work on our Facebook Group or email it to us for inclusion on our blog later this week. Have fun!

All of the photos we post on our London Art College Weekend Challenges are copyright free. Feel free to use the artwork you produce however you wish. If you would like your artwork posted here on our blog, email it to Melanie at techsupport@londonartcollege.co.uk. If you have any Weekend Challenge requests let us know too! Best of luck and happy drawing and painting!

Shells!

Last weekend we set our students the task of drawing or painting some shells, either from the copyright free photos we posted on our blog, or from shells they had already collected. What a wonderful array of paintings and drawings we received this week! We have added them all in our Shell Gallery below and you can click each one to see them larger. Aren’t they all beautiful!! Well done to each and every student who submitted this week!

Look out for our next challenge tomorrow! We would love for you to take part. All you need to do is create your masterpiece and email it to us direct or post it on our Facebook Group page. It’s all about having fun, relaxing and learning at the same time.

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Lucie A

First of all, I would like to say that I am really delighted by the opportunity to write a blog post about my experiences on the Graphic Design Art course.

At the time when I started this course, I was working as an office worker, which was very unfulfilling work and therefore I decided to try this course to learn more about graphic design and to find out, if it would be good area for me to possibly work in.

During this course, I have learned a lot about various aspects of the graphic design, tried new tools and methods of art (both traditional and digital). I received very kind and informative feedback from my tutor Vanessa Weaver and what is the most precious to me… I have found a really great friend Nahrain Michael (another student of this course, who finished it with distinction in January 2018). She was supporting and encouraging me during the whole course and I believe that without her I would be still stuck at the beginning. So, before continuing, I would like to take advantage of this post and express my thanks to her, because she really deserves it. Thank you very much for everything, dear Nahi!

For this blog, I have chosen four works that mean a lot to me, because they remind me how much I have learned thanks to this course.The first one is a vase with roses with dark background drawn by ink pens. I was trying something like that for the first time and I had absolutely no idea about the final outcome. So I was surprised how it actually turned out.

The second one is a poster illustration advertising holidays in France (ink pen and watercolours). I like the outcome and I enjoyed the process of creation despite the fact that I still have a lot to learn when it comes to working with colours.

The last two works I have decided to include are from the last submission (a poster for an art exhibition called ‘Art of drawing hands’ and a magazine advert for a company called ‘Mother Nature’) and have been created digitally in Affinity Designer. They both remind me that I am able to do well even digitally, which is something I did not believe in when I started this course.

In summary, I am really happy that I have found this course and also found a courage to start it. It enriched my life in many ways. And even though I have no idea, if I will ever be able to work as a graphic designer, I have at least found a style of art that suits me really well and which I want to master from now on and that is ‘ink pen drawing’.

Lucie A
DeviantArt page: www.deviantart.com/artkawa

Coloured Pencil Artwork

We have two lovely drawings today by coloured pencil student Tess Burn. Tutor Monika Cilmi said …

“Tess has improved so much throughout the course and her pet drawing are really nice…”
Monika

We love both pieces of work from Tess and hope that she continues to experiment using coloured pencil in her future pieces.

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Drawing With Pens

We have some students on our new course Drawing with Pens by tutor Monika Cilmi. They are Angela Willis, Kieron Moylan (aged 10) and Robert Kidner. The course is suitable for all ages and experiences, so why not give it a go! Head on over to our website and read about the course and enrol today! We hope you enjoy viewing our students work.

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