Trees have to be one of the most difficult subjects to draw and paint and here we have an excellent example in coloured pencil. This is a great example to other students showing one way of creating textures, three dimensional form and pencil technique.
This piece of artwork really caught my eye as the more I looked, the more I noticed within the scene. The painting depicts an artist painting a portrait of a seated man and we are observing what is happening, and at the same time artist is interacting with us by looking at us rather than Continue Reading
This is a piece of artwork from one of our Graphic design students, the colours and textures created here are superb and the overall feel and look of the piece has a lot of impact. I hope it inspires our graphic design students!
This is a beautiful painting in watercolour submitted by one of our students for the Botanical Illustration course. Excellent colour use here.
This painting is from one of my own pet portrait students and I absolutely love this piece. There is a very 2 dimensional feel to the background which gives it a very contemporary feel and with the puppy coming out of the painting at us, we are greeted by a lovely happy face. This piece Continue Reading
These are two lovely pieces designed by one of our graphic design students. Its great to see traditional mediums being used for the design process and the students use of coloured pencil here is excellent.
This drawing caught my eye from the students artwork this week, I love this students use of dark tones and highlights. She has a real eye for good tonal ranges and very strong drawing. A superb still life drawing.
This is a piece of wonderful artwork from a recent student Roger Ramsden who passed his portraiture course with flying colours. His use of colour and ink in this drawing is superb and we wish him well with his future portraits.
Andrea has recently had her first exhibition of her work and she was kind enough take take some photos and write some text about her experiences below. We are thrilled for her and hope this is first of many! Bank Holiday Monday (May 3 2010) I did my first ever exhibition and thought you might Continue Reading
We are absolutely thrilled to hear Debi won the Children’s Illustration competition to illustrate the book ‘Henry Talks to God’ The winning illustration and Debis reaction is below. We wish her every success with this book – the first of many we hope, and we look forward to seeing a copy if it when it Continue Reading
We are pleased to announce that Sandrine Maugy has joined out team of course tutors and is taking immediate responsibility for new students joining our Botanical Illustration 2 course. Existing students on that programme will continue in the care of Jo Konopelko. Sandrine is French and speaks fluent English having lived and worked in the Continue Reading
These two very striking and colourful images were submitted for one of the assignments for the scifi fantasy certificate course. I feel they have come out superbly, particularity like the use of computer to create the strong feel to the images to put across the theme or story.
I stumbled upon these images a while ago while checking the student artwork in the admin area and felt they were so striking I just had to add them to the blog. They style of each image is very striking, they could be considered for illustration, advertising or contemporary style framed prints. They are very Continue Reading
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.
Below is a piece of illustration work from a student on the art in graphic design course. The student has thought of a theme of reflections to run through these responses to one of the first illustration tasks on the Art in Graphic Design course. The task is to produce a set of six illustrations Continue Reading
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.