Hare Raising Illustrations with Ella Johnston

5.00 out of 5
3 customer reviews


Illustrate your own beautiful hare and peacock artworks in watercolour and ink with Ella Johnston.


Paint a proud peacock or magnificent hare in this one-day workshop. With lots of support and guidance from artist and illustrator Ella Johnston, you will learn how to use mix, layer and use washes of watercolour to create gorgeous plumage or luxe, golden fur. You will also master fine line ink detailing with pigment ink pens as Ella will talk you through simple drawing techniques.  Working from visual references and templates  we’ll warm up with a simple watercolour exercises. You will use these as a basis for your final watercolour and pigment ink artwork. The hares and peacocks pictured here are by students achieved on the day.  The main pic is by Ju Pearce.

Additional information


16th Dec 2019


10am – 3.30pm

Skill Level

Suitable for all drawing ability.


  • Sheets of A4 watercolour paper, tracing paper,  brushes, 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.
  • Bring your lunch but drinks and biscuits supplied throughout the day.

3 reviews for Hare Raising Illustrations with Ella Johnston

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Jones

    I didn’t imagine that I would ever be capable of producing anything like this……BUT WOW! Ella guides you towards great results! Give it a try….YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Brilliant workshop, brilliant tutor! I had such a great day and achieved amazing results thanks to Ella. She takes the fear from drawing and guides you all the way to produce a picture you can be proud of. Learnt lots of new ways to draw, paint and add that little bit extra to bring my hare to life. Learnt how to use my black pens to great effect and add a professional finishing touch. Highly recommended.

    • Alex

      Thank you Ju – and I still have your hare Xmas Card!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jane Buurman

    Love, love, loved this course! Didn’t think I could do it but was so surprised and happy with the end result! All credit to the wonderful tutor Ella, who made it much easier by taking us through stage by stage. What a lovely way to spend the day, learning some new skills to go home and play with. Water colour is not as scary as I first thought! Would thoroughly recommend this course.

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