We’re celebrating the stunning work of student, Vanessa Parente González. Vanessa is a Fashion Design student from Spain who came to London to attend Ann Course’s Exploring Illustration short course, earlier this year. We were amazed by the stunning work Vanessa created during her course and are celebrating her wonderful illustrations in today’s blog – enjoy!
Vanessa Parente González holding a sketchbook in front of an Exploring Illustration sign.

Vanessa Parente González

What short course did you study on and why did you choose it?
I attended Exploring Illustration. I chose the course because I love drawing and I wanted to improve my skills.

Vanessa Parente González, self-portraits.

© Vanessa Parente González

What did you enjoy most about your course?
The exercises we were set and all the experience in the classroom.

Vanessa Parente González, self-portrait.

© Vanessa Parente González

How has this course benefited your career and/or personal development?
The course provided me another view of illustration, as well as, useful and practical tools to consider. This has definitely helped me to improve my fashion drawings and pattern designs.

Vanessa Parente González, working on an illustration.

© Vanessa Parente González

Vanessa Parente González, holding up an illustration.

Vanessa Parente González

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a short course at Central Saint Martins (CSM)?
It’s a fantastic experience and you should certainly go!

Vanessa Parente González, self-portraits.

© Vanessa Parente González

What do you believe is integral to the work of an artist/creative, in any discipline?
Self-confidence.

Vanessa Parente González, self-portrait.

© Vanessa Parente González

What three words best describe your short course experience at CSM?
Amazing. Art. Development.

Vanessa Parente González, self-portraits.

© Vanessa Parente González

Feeling inspired? Exploring Illustration returns in the new year and you can book your place today. If you’re looking for something sooner, there are still plenty of amazing two day weekend short courses coming up, for Autumn Term, taking place over a single weekend. See you there.