Hello! My name is Julie Hollinshead and I have just completed the coloured pencil certificate course.
I picked up coloured pencils a few years ago to attempt pet portraits. I taught myself with some degree of success, but enrolled on this course to really learn how to use them properly and try some subjects totally out of my comfort zone.
Monica Cilmi has been wonderful throughout and I have felt I have improved technically. She was particularly taken with the portrait I submitted for the last set, of Mark Webber, an ex-racing driver.
I met up with Mark on Saturday, and he was impressed too! He even signed it for me.
Coloured pencils are not just for children, give them a go!