Illustration Online Art Course (D13)

Tutored by Steven Hersey

The Illustration Art Course is a Diploma Course

Discover a whole new world of artistic expression with the Illustration Art Diploma Course from London Art College.

This course, taught by professional illustrator Steven Hersey, is for anyone interested in visualising words in a multitude of forms from poetry to magazine articles to children's stories and a whole lot more.

Throughout this course you will learn how to transform words and concepts to pictures using a methodology which can be applied to any genre of illustration. Through practical, creative assignments you will illustrate songs, poems, magazine articles, try your hand at graphic design, illustrating a children's story and draw your own graphic novel and comic strip.

You can study at your own pace, bring your own style and grow your illustration confidence with Steven alongside you every step of the way. Some previous art experience is desirable although the course will begin with a recap on basic skills and techniques.

The course is suitable for everyone who wants to improve their abilities to draw and paint their stories, articles or concepts or those of others. The tutoring will be scaled to your abilities and aspirations. Come and learn how to transform words into pictures for the very first time, bring a project with you which needs a boost or take those first steps towards a possible career as an illustrator in your chosen field. All abilities, ambitions and mediums welcomed.

By the end of the course you will have a built a diverse illustration portfolio across multiple genres, enjoyed yourself and increased your confidence.

Illustration Online Art Course

Student Artwork (Detail) Richard O'Dwyer - Stairway To Heaven

Course Prices

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Critiques Online

Students are able to upload their artwork to the 'The Art Room' on our website. Each student is given a unique username and password on enrolment for their own private section in The Art Room. Students can upload their artwork for the tutor to collect and critique. The tutor will then upload feedback for the student to download. If you do not have facilities to upload your artwork, you can mail your artwork to the tutors centre and receive your artwork back with your critique. It is essential you label all packages/artwork with your student number.

Illustration Online Art Course

Student Artwork (Detail) Eleanor Patrick - Blue

Tutor Support

All our courses are written to be complete in themselves. However we realise that students may appreciate being able to get clarification about various things as they work through their programme as well wanting reassurance that they are putting techniques into practice effectively. The tutors provide the technical support to deal with relevant queries.

Most courses have their own dedicated Tutor. The tutor keeps the course up to date and relevant to today's students. They are available to the individual student for advice and encouragement. Each course has regular exercises and assignments that are constructed in such a way as to give the student the opportunity to practice the techniques learnt on the course and to test themselves as they go along. The student is encouraged to submit the assignment work to the college for the tutor to critique. The student's work will be returned together with the tutor's personal critique. On many courses the assignment work may be suitable for inclusion in a student's Portfolio of Work that could be very useful later. The college will use the assignments submitted as the basis for any award of a letter, certificate or diploma.

Illustration Online Art Course

Student Artwork (Detail)  Pam Zwickert

Duration and Experience

The expected duration of this course is approximately 1 year although the college allows students up to two years to complete their studies.This course is suitable for all students.

Course Content

The following is an overview of some of the areas that are covered in the course.

Media: Equipment used

Subject: Areas covered

Techniques: Skills developed

Any materials can be used
including digital (excluding
sculptures, installations & 

Basic draughtsmanship
The illustration approach
Illustrating poems and songs
Editorial illustration
Graphic design
Comic books
Comic strips
Illustrating for children

Colour mixing
Developing ideas

Samples pages from this course

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Sample Images from the course

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