The world of coloured pencils is growing in popularity because the quality of the pencils, and the artists who use them, has reached an incredibly high standard. Janie Pirie is an immensely talented illustrator and this is the first of number of workshops she will be offering the studio. The second is ‘Illuminated Letters’ in March 2020.
If you are a beginner you will be amazed, if you are already familiar with coloured pencils then this will be a day to improve your skills. Autumnal fruits or vegetables offer the artist a chance to draw and colour a subject that will ‘behave’. Unlike flowers that open and close depending on the amount of sunlight, a piece of fruit or a vegetable will remain ‘static’ all day making it so much easier to draw and colour. The choice of fruit will be yours but as some subjects are difficult it is best to choose something fairly simple so it can be completed in one day.