Category Archives: Derwent Art Academy

Derwent Art Academy Lesson 6

Today I completed the final lesson of the Derwent Art Academy course.

This time it required the use Oil Pastels and Sgraffito technique to produce a painting.

Size A5 (6"x8") 21/01/2014

Size A5 (6″x8″)

I really enjoyed doing this and will definitely use the technique as part of a Mixed Media painting in the future.


Derwent Art Academy Lesson 5

Today I completed lesson 5 of the Derwent Art Academy course, it covered watercolour mixing and using the wet-in-wet technique.

The end result was to produce a painting of trees.

A3 (16"x12") 19/01/2014

A3 (16″x12″)

I’m not very happy with my painting really, I tried to work in the style of the artist and I found that really difficult. On the bright side though, it was accepted and I am now looking forward to the final lesson!



Derwent Art Academy Lesson 4

Today I completed lesson 4 of the Derwent Art Academy course, it covered colour, tone and blending colour pencils.

I haven’t really done much colour pencil work before and I really enjoyed using them.  There were 2 subjects to choose from.  The first was a Cockerel and the second was a Blue Tit.

I opted to do the Blue Tit and I will be attempting the Cockerel in the near future.

Size A5 (6″ x 8″) 20/12/13
Blue Tit
A5 (8″ x 6″)

Derwent Art Academy – 3 Classes Done 3 To Go!

I decided to sign up to the online Derwent Art Academy course, once you complete the 6 classes and graduate you receive a certificate from the Academy and a tin of Derwent pencils!

I am really enjoying it, I’ve only completed 3 classes so far, they are great fun to do.  When you submit each of your drawings you receive an email and then the next lesson is unlocked.

I have posted my submissions under the Practice Pieces tab, why don’t you sign up and have a go yourself!