Go from here... to here...
Go from feeling tentative, lacking in confidence and getting mediocre results in your Coloured Pencil artwork to feeling incredibly proud of your drawings, with a belief that you can take your art to the highest levels.
Hi, I'm Bonny Snowdon!
Artist, Tutor, Coach
I'm a North Yorkshire-based, award winning Coloured Pencil Artist and an artists’ mentor specialising in realistic animal portraits.
My mission is to help as many coloured pencil artists as possible realise their dreams, reach their full potential, and create amazing, lifelike drawings they can be proud of.
Learn with me in my Ignite membership community
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.
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 definitely the place to be every Tuesday afternoon.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's included in the Ignite Membership?
Bonny's teaching is immeasurable. With her words in my head and her by my side, I really do feel fearless. Not only do I learn how to improve my animal art, she also leads me down a personal growth path... She has changed my attitudes on life and confidence. In other words, this lady has made me FEARLESS!
Some frequently asked questions we've had about my Ignite Membership...
Is your membership suitable for beginners?
How will I know when Live Sessions are being held?
I'm in a different time zone. Will that matter?
When are new tutorials uploaded?
Are all of your previous tutorials available to me when I join?
Do you have step by step downloadable guides?
Is there a way for me to search through your existing tutorials?
Do you provide a reference photo, line art and materials list?
Once I have created one of the tutorials can I sell the finished piece and make prints from it?
Do you have a Facebook Group specifically for Ignite Members?
How much does the Ignite Membership cost?
When will my payments be taken out of my bank account?
Can I buy an annual subscription to the Ignite Membership?
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