Ella’s Illustrations – Summer School


Two days devoted to pen and ink illustration with Ella using butterflies, stones, shells and birds as inspiration.


Day 1: Exploring drawing techniques and creating images of bugs and butterflies OR shells and stones
– A talk through drawing tools
– Explore drawing techniques using ink pens, coloured and lead pencils, Indian ink and watercolours.
– Using the above to create images of moths and butterflies OR shells and stones using visual source material
Day 2: Your illustration questions answered and create your own quirky bird portrait(s)
– Illustration and drawing trouble shooting clinic – all your questions answered and talking through any tips or techniques or queries that have come up the day before, to help you get the best from your materials.
– Use your favourite drawing medium explored in day one to make quirky bird portrait.

Additional information


28th and 29th August 2019



Skill Level

Suitable for all .Ella demos confidence building exercises within the workshop so whether you are a complete drawing novice or more experienced you will be pleased with what you can achieve in two days.


Sheets of A4 watercolour paper, pencils and pigment ink pens will be available to work with on the day. If you would like to create a larger scale artwork please bring your own watercolour paper. There will be plenty of watercolours paints to work with but if you don’t want to share please bring your own watercolour equipment – basic colours are fine as we’ll be mixing and playing around with various shades.You should also bring a hard surface such as a drawing or clipboard to place your paper on if you are uncomfortable working on a table top. Ella will bring visual references.

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