Here’s What You Could Do On Our Illustrating People Course

Check out some of the impressive student work from the last course.


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Our courses are never about learning the one ‘right way’ to do anything, and the fabulous variety of styles that came out of some recent Illustrating People courses really proves this point.

Check out what this talented bunch of illustrators created on Siôn Ap Tomos' last course: a smorgasbord of drawings, paintings and digital works created from life, reference and the imagination.

From funky, fantastical faces to perfectly poised portraits, imagine what you could create if you join us this summer.

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Drawing faces is about exploring expressions and emotions, but also getting the head looking right in different positions and from different angles.


Drawn from both photographic reference and live models – guess which ones are which?!

Figure portraits

Our (fully clothed) life model is clearly adept at striking a pose or two, depicted here with expressive wet and dry media combinations.

Character design

Creating character illustrations from imagination, observation and exploration of different materials and techniques.

Scenes and sequences

Once the students have their characters down, it’s time to put them in settings to create narrative.

Find out more at our Q&A with course tutor Siôn Ap Tomos.

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