Tag: Illustration

Visiting an illustrator

If you could meet your favourite creative practitioner, what would you ask them? Work-related learning, such as visits to studios, conversations with practitioners, or more involved relationships through live projects and placements, all offer direct ways to help inform your knowledge and understanding of your discipline.

Samuele Bastianello

OCA Tutor and Assessor Doug Burton looks at the work of Creative Arts Level 3 (HE6) student Samuele Bastianello. Samuele brings together his two subject areas of drawing and illustration in an original and focused way. His dynamic ideas have manifested in books, cards and newspapers which evoke a sociological questioning within ourselves.

Making the course work for you

As a tutor for the OCA I have at times had expressed to me a frustration from students on aspects of the course projects being a bit “vague”, or to put it another way, that there isn’t a clear set of instructions, such as “do this, now do that, in order to produce X,” and I thought it might be beneficial to current students to discuss this topic in a bit more detail…

OCA joins The Association of Illustrators

OCA has just joined AOI (The Association of Illustrators), so anyone wishing to dig into AOI website can now do so as a member. AOI is a not-for-profit trade organisation, dedicated to its members’ professional interests, maintaining industry standards and…

Thought bubbles

There was a time when comics were just for kids and artists made images for grown ups. I’m not sure if that many artists have been able to make the switch to working for a younger audience, but certainly illustrators…