Welcome!

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Hello I’m Bonny. I’m a very normal single mum who rediscovered my love of drawing after a 30 year break.

I was told at 17 that I wasn’t good enough to be an artist, and consequently didn’t draw for the next 30 years! I know there are so many people out there just like me, who loved drawing as children, but stopped for one reason or another.

My passion has led me to create a community where I teach and mentor thousands of beginner and more advanced artists across the world how to draw realistically with coloured pencils.

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Welcome!

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Hello I’m Bonny. I’m a very normal single mum who re found my love of drawing after a 30 year break.

I was told at 17 that I wasn’t good enough to be an artist, and consequently didn’t draw for the next 30 years! I know there are so many people out there just like me, who loved drawing as children, but stopped for one reason or another.

My passion has led me to create a community where I teach and mentor thousands of beginner and more advanced artists across the world how to draw realistically with coloured pencils.

Join the Ignite Membership Waitlist!

Learn to Draw Realistic Animals in Just 7 Days!

Anyone, and I really do mean anyone, can learn how to draw, it's just a matter of having the right guidance, a touch of encouragement and a little self-belief!

Coloured Pencil Week is the place where your creative dreams can come true! 

Join me for a week of live draw alongs, demos, confidence sessions, bonuses and more, and learn the skills and techniques you need to start drawing artwork you can be truly proud of! 

You'll be amazed at how much your grow as an artist in just 7 days. Click on the link to find out exactly what's included...

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Learn to Draw Realistic Animals in Just 7 Days!

Anyone, and I really do mean anyone, can learn how to draw, it's just a matter of having the right guidance, a touch of encouragement and a little self-belief!

Coloured Pencil Week is the place where your creative dreams can come true! 

Join me for a week of live draw alongs, demos, confidence sessions, bonuses and more, and learn the skills and techniques you need to start drawing artwork you can be truly proud of! 

You'll be amazed at how much your grow as an artist in just 7 days. Click on the link to find out exactly what's included...

Find out More about Coloured Pencil Week!
 

I'm so delighted you're here!

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My mission is to help as many people as possible learn to draw with coloured pencils, increase their confidence and realise their dreams.

So many people tell me they can’t draw. I’m here to show you can, and to teach you how to draw the most amazing coloured pencil portraits.

My coloured pencil membership, Ignite, is where the magic happens. I teach you the foundations, and give you everything you need to learn how to draw realistic subjects with coloured pencils. As a former coach, I also know how to help boost your confidence and ultimately, show you that anything is possible.

If you want to be part of something incredibly special where dreams really are coming true for so many people, then join my wait list.

 

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Learn to Draw with Bonny

There are lots of ways you can start learning how to draw realistic animals in coloured pencil with Bonny's help.

Workshops & Courses

Spend the day drawing with me, ask me your questions and benefit from my expertise with one of my online Coloured Pencil Workshops, or buy one of my one-off courses to start learning independently today.

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The Ignite Membership

Turn your coloured pencil dreams into a reality and gain access to hundreds of hours of coloured pencil tutorials, regular live sessions, personalised critiques, Q&A sessions, exclusive discounts and much, much more when you join the Ignite Membership. 

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Free Resources

Start learning new skills with the help of my free tutorials and get to grips with the different types of pencils, paper, erasers and other tools that I recommend with these free art resources. 

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Personalised Critiques

Understand where your skills lie when it comes to coloured pencil drawing and find out which areas to focus on to really enhance the realism in your artwork with the help of a personalised critique.

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My Book

If you prefer to read your tutorials instead of watching them, my book is perfect for you. With my in-depth, step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to draw beautifully realistic animals that you can be proud of!

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Step by Step PDFs

Learn how to draw a range of animals in coloured pencil, from cats to dogs, horses to pigs, leopards to elephants and more with the help of my Step-By-Step PDF Tutorial Guides, available on my online shop.

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Learn with me in my Ignite membership community

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Foundations Course

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My signature Coloured Pencil Foundations course is designed to give beginner artists everything they need to draw realistic animals with confidence. For more experienced artists, it’s a great refresher and reminder of the basic elements of realism, taking you back through the basics to strengthen and enhance your existing skills. With brand new tutorials showcasing my tried-and-tested techniques, there’s a chance for everyone to learn something new.

 

 Art Club

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There's nothing better than getting together with a group of artists to share our passion for coloured pencils, draw together, and have a really good chat. My weekly Art Club is a tried-and-tested (and much loved!) place where you can meet new people, draw along with me and encourage each other along the way. With regular polls to choose the subjects we draw, Art Club is definitly the place to be every Tuesday afternoon.

 

Skills Club

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Covering all of the areas we find challenging as coloured pencil artists, from colour theory to picking the correct reference photos, to drawing white fur and marketing your business. Sessions run for approximately 1 hour, and will focus on one specific subject. Join me in my studio once a month to really get to grips with the areas you need help with. Submit your suggestions for future sessions on our Facebook Group

 

Business Drop In

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Created for coloured pencil artists who run their own art business, or those thinking of starting one, my monthly Business Drop-In Sessions will help to guide you through the important stages of running a successful art business, from branding to choosing your target audience, pricing your artwork, marketing your business and more.

 

Live Q & As

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I want to make sure you all get a chance to ask any questions you may have, so I'll be running Q&A sessions every month to give you that opportunity. In these, there'll be a chance to discuss everything from techniques and materials, to social media and marketing your business. Whatever you need, we can figure it out together. Submit your questions on the Ignite Membership Facebook Group.

 

Confidence

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Join me in my monthly Confidence Sessions, where I help you find strategies to build your confidence and improve your mindset, not just when it comes to coloured pencils, but in every day life too. You'll start to understand why your confidence can drop, and I'll help you come up with useful, easy to use techniques to get you feeling motivated, proud and raring to go again.

Critiques

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Critique is vital to help you grow as a coloured pencil artist. Submit your work each month for the chance to get my feedback to aid your development. A video link will be shared at the end of each month, and I will fit as many critiques as I can into these sessions, to try and help as many people as possible.

 

Tutorials

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You'll have access to at least 2 new tutorials each month, my back catalogue of existing tutorials and playbacks of my live sessions and additional videos, all with readable transcripts, subtitles and fully searchable. All of my tutorials are filmed in realtime with a live voice over. You’ll be given the chance to vote for your favourite subject each month in my members' only Facebook Group.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

My Core Values

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Kindness

Celebrating others' success. Ensuring everything I do comes from a place of kindness to aid development, whilst setting boundaries to protect integrity.

Integrity

Delivering what I promise, consistently showing up, and staying authentic and honest in everything I do.

Empathy

Always acting and behaving with compassion and with your best interest at heart.

Generosity

To openly and willingly share knowledge and not withhold any information that may help in others' development.

Community

Creating a safe space that encourages learning and development.

Positivity

There's positivity in everyone, my mission is to help you find and keep yours.

Commitment

Put simply, I'm in this for the long haul! You're not getting rid of me just yet!

Ignite by Bonny Snowdon

...is the ultimate membership for those wanting to improve their Coloured Pencil Skills, increase their confidence and realise their dreams!

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Podcast

The It's a Bonny Old Life podcast shares fascinating personal stories, champions the amazing humans in my personal, professional and membership community, and provides another channel through which I can support others to realise their dreams.

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Get useful coloured pencil hints and tips, guides to help you develop your skills, details of the pencils, paper, erasers and other tools that I use most often and recommend to artists of all skill sets, and much more with the help of my weekly blog.

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