Lynne Stuart-James is working on the Botanical Coloured Pencil Course and we have added two of Lynne’s studies today. They are both of the same rose, one is in graphite pencil and the other is rendered using coloured pencil. Tutors often ask students to create two drawings like this, one first in monochrome to help them understand the depth of tones, the detail, structure light and shade of the subject. Students then find it much easier to create the second colour version as they are familiar with the scene from the initial practice exercise. It really helps students – so why not try this yourself!