Weekend Challenge – Leaves Artwork!

Welcome to the results of this weekend’s challenge – leaves! We have received some beautiful pieces of artwork this week with some very pretty leaves! Maria Ei Zar has created a beautiful close up of a leave with droplets of water – stunning! We feel that Linda’s array of leaves are beautiful. Linda said…..

“I only discovered acrylics through the Drawing and Painting course last year, and I’m loving them. This painting is a view of vine leaves through the glass of a conservatory.”

Students Pauline and Sheila have created a double page spread of a variety of leaves and we very much like the way they have added text around their artwork – isn’t it wonderful!

If you can’t think of what to draw or paint today, look no further. Find a leaf and give it a go!

Sheila Brown
Linda Haynes
Pauline Burke
Maria Ei Zar

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Weekend Challenge – Spring Leaves

Welcome to our weekend challenge – spring leaves. We would like you to find some leaves to draw or paint. They can be in situ similar to the photos below, or why not draw or paint studies of leaves that you collect from various trees and shrubs.

The leaves don’t have to be green either! Why not look for some different colours or perhaps lots of shades of green.

Be imaginative with your composition, using soft background or perhaps design your sketch book studies so you can write the name of the leaf you have drawn. You could even find its latin name! Use any medium you feel comfortable in using – pastel, coloured pencil, acrylic, oils, digital or mixed media.

Most of all have fun and let us know how you get on!

Spring green Leafs – light bright blue background

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

Colourful Spring Leaves
Bright coloured leaves, mid to dark green soft background

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!

Weekend Challenge – Easter

Seeing as it is Easter we would like you to create a painting or drawing that encapsulates Easter for you. You can paint anything that you feel works with the Easter theme.

Some ideas could be to paint your brightly coloured chocolate easter eggs with their boxes, or set up a realistic still life of eggs in a bowl just like the paintings of Jos van Riswick shown below.

You could also paint chicks, chickens, signs of spring with flowers, pretty gardens, spring time illustrations etc. Its a wide topic so use your imagination!

You might also like to draw an egg similar to the very clever still life by J.D.Hillberry. The whole piece of drawn, including the pencil, the notepad with the chicken drawing – even the masking tape!

We hope that you find it inspiring and we are very much looking forward to seeing your take on Easter – we also would like to wish you a very Happy Easter too!

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

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Weekend Challenge – Sunsets Artwork!

Welcome to the results of the weekend challenge for sunsets! Our students have created some wonderful paintings which you can see below.

Jill Allsopp created the sunset in oils on canvas and said .. “I love these challenges, they give me something relaxing to do in between concentrating on drawing for the course I am on.”

We love to hear that our students are enjoying these challenges and we are thrilled when we receive paintings and drawings from our students who are completing them. Keep up the amazing work everyone!

Don’t forget to click on the paintings below to see them larger!

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!

Weekend Challenge – Sunsets!

This Weekend Challenge is all about colourful sunsets. Work from photos or the real thing, it is completely up to you. We would like to see plenty of colour and depth of tone, so don’t be afraid to go for it! It can be completed in coloured pencil, pastel, oils, watercolour, acrylic or mixed media. We have added lots of photos below in the gallery as inspiration. Don’t forget you can click on the images to see high resolution versions too. 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!

Weekend Challenge – Shoes & Boots Artwork!

We set our students the task to draw any shoes or boots they own – or from the vast array of copyright free photos we found for them. Our students have sent us a wonderful selection of artwork this week and you can see some of them below.

Maria El Zar’s watercolor line & wash boots are fantastic and the drawing is bold and eye catching. We could quite imagine it being a logo for a clothing company! Sheila’s eye catching red boots are stunning and newcomer Jill Allsopp’s oil painting on paper is simply beautiful.

Pauline Burke and Jill Burden have both painted some very delicate and pretty shoes as the final pieces on our blog post. Paulines are tap shoes! How wonderful! We love the fine stitching detail both students have observed and included in their work. Well done both!!

Overall what a lovely collection of shoes and boots and a successful challenge! Stay tuned for our up and coming weekend challenge tomorrow. Get your colourful pencils and paints at the ready!!

Maria El Zar
Sheila Brown
Jill Allsopp
Pauline Burke

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Jane Burden
Delphine Lartigues

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!

Weekend Challenge – Apples Artwork!

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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Weekend Challenge Apples Artwork!

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!

Weekend Challenge – Shells Artwork!

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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