Welcome!

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I'm Bonny.
I'm a North Yorkshire-based, award winning Coloured Pencil Artist and an artists’ mentor specialising in animal portraits with a somewhat incongruous professional background in corporate Britain and latterly as an International Business coach. I'm also a dedicated single mother to three humans and lots of animals.

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Welcome!

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I'm Bonny.
I'm a North Yorkshire-based, award winning Coloured Pencil Artist and an artists’ mentor specialising in animal portraits with a somewhat incongruous professional background in corporate Britain and latterly as an International Business coach. I'm also a dedicated single mother to three humans and lots of animals.

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I'm so delighted you're here!

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My goal is to help as many people as possible enjoy Coloured Pencil Art, increase their confidence and realise their dreams.

My Ignite members' community is carefully curated and designed to help you learn everything you need to know in order to draw realistic animals in coloured pencils. 

I show you how to understand colour theory and the materials available to you as a coloured pencil artist; how to get to grips with the different methods and techniques of drawing, practicing and honing your skills, whilst also considering your confidence and mindset to get the most out of yourself and your artwork.

 

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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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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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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!

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Kind Words

"Bonny teaches how, why, color theory, materials explanations, and adds so much more depth to everything and at the same time….HOW EASILY DONE! She gives students everything they need from supplies needed, photos, line drawings, encouragement, resources, and more to complete, ready-to-watch courses. The Live class sessions she shares/and/or draw live while we discuss, question and draw along are especially fun education! We get to see and hear how a professional artists looks at subjects, evaluates drawing, values, colors etc. and actually plans a drawing. You can't belong to her student group without improving; even after all my experiences, I am learning daily from things she does and says"

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Doris Woodruff, Texas

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