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.
Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011 With a fabulous top prize of £10,000 and all short-listed entries exhibited at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Wildlife Artist of the Yearcompetition is now firmly established in the art calendar. Open to all professional and amateur artists aged 17 and over entry for 2011 Continue Reading
We have been contacted by Claire Baylis who is the Fundraising and Outreach Officer for the Sumatran Orangutan Society. Claire is asking if any of our students would like to enter their T-Shirt competition. Please read the text below and then follow the link if you are interested. If any of you create artwork for Continue Reading
This portrait really stood out to me when assessing my last batch of students work. Its has been drawn by a student currently working on the pet Portrait Diploma Course and this drawing illustrates the use of a putty eraser well. You can see how the student has lifted off the graphite to bring out Continue Reading
The college held its annual tutor’s conference in Bristol this year. Most of our tutors were able to attend and there were lively discussions on a variety of topics. The continued development of the website and the increasing popularity of the Student’s Forum were both discussed. There were almost fifty entries in this year’s Student Continue Reading
Picturing Science 4th December – February 2011 Deadline for submissions 23rd October 2010 Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists both locally and nationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions. Each year, over 500 individual artists (excluding those participating in Arthouse) exhibit work in a range of open Continue Reading
Finalists Online The finalists have now been officially announced and are online for all to see. You can view all the entries (including last years entries) at this link here – London Art College Student of the Year and the finalists can bee seen here – 2010 Student of the year Finalists. We thank all Continue Reading
Competition outline The Trib-e, a new, online community designed to help entrepreneurs, artists, designers, writers, and inventors establish and build their businesses, today announced the launch of an apparel design competition with the winner securing a £10,000 cash prize and the opportunity to see their new fashion product displayed in store in one of London’s Continue Reading
We have been very busy collating all of the entries for the Student of the year 2010 competition and they are now online for everyone to view. You can access them at the link below and thank you to everyone who entered. http://www.londonartcollege.co.uk/student-of-the-year/student-of-the-year-2010/entries.htm The tutors will be voting to creating a finalists page in the Continue Reading
We have a new tutorial on our Students Own Tutorials section on our website and we would love for you to go and have a look. We have two tutorials there so far by graphic design students and we are always happy to hear from our students who are taking any of our courses to Continue Reading
If you haven already done so, its now time to enter into the Student Of The Year competition. We have had a wonderful turn out this year so far and students only have 24 hours now to send in their entry. You can find more information at this link – http://www.londonartcollege.co.uk/student-of-the-year.htm
Welcome to our latest blog post, this time about horse paintings. This horse portrait is from one of our London Art College students who is studying on the Pet Portraits Diploma Course. We felt the portrait was completely blog-worthy and hope it inspires our readers. The horse looks very strong in the painting and the Continue Reading
Shoes can be a fantastic subject to draw. There are so many favourites from worn old working boots, to the intricacies of summer sandals. If you haven’t yet tried to draw your own footwear give it a go!
This piece is so colourful it caught my eye when I was looking through this weeks student submissions. I hope you all like it too!
This is a stunning portrait by a student who is currently studying the drawing and painting diploma course. Wonderful artwork and truly inspiring.
This is is a fantastic vibrant illustration by a drawing and painting student and from this example of their work looks as though they are going to have a successful career in illustration.
This drawing was submitted for critique a few weeks ago by a coloured pencil student. I felt it was definitely worthy of adding to our college news blog and hopefully this student will enter it into our student of the year competition!