Illustration & Animation student’s work on show at the V&A

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    Second-year BA(Hons) Illustration and Animation student’s observations at London Fashion Scout show impresses the V&A judges

    When Kingston student Vivien Chan decided to sketch the goings-on at the London Fashion Scout show, little did she know that her drawings would win her a trophy and £1,000.

    A second-year Illustration and Animation student, Vivien has won the runner-up prize at the V&A Illustration Awards in the student category.

    Vivien, who plans to take up art direction after she graduates, said she was “unbelievably happy and relieved” that her work stood out. She has given credit to her course and her tutors for shaping her creativity. “I think my course is a very unique one; it’s broad enough to cover so many aspects of the illustration and animation industry. Without the particular set-up of the course, I would never have been able to look beyond an illustration and see what it could become.”

    At the London Fashion Scout show, she was given access to the backstage and catwalk and created 70 drawings, sometimes sketching for up to 13 hours a day over a period of five days. “Out of these, I submitted three drawings to the competition and kind of forgot all about it until I received an email, informing me that I had won the prize,” she said.

    The prize-winning drawings will be displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum until 2 July. You can see more of Vivien’s work on her blog and website.

     Find out more about Illustration and Animation at Kingston University.

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