Drawing a Portrait in Coloured Pencil: David Lewry

"Students will be shown the basic techniques for rendering a portrait in coloured pencil from a photographic source. Skin tones, eyes, hair, noses and mouths will all be covered in detail. Students may work from their own picture, in which case individual help will be given, or may work along with a project provided by the tutor. No previous experience is necessary although students will be expected to have a reasonable set of coloured pencils of their own to work with. All relevant information and photographic references will be sent by email to be printed off by the students prior to the course."

Tutor: David Lewry

"David Lewry attended St Martin’s School of Art in London in the 1970s and, after a diverse career, received a First Class Honours Degree in Social History and History of Art with the OU before studying Botanical Illustration at the Eden Project in Cornwall. In 2006 he was awarded a silver medal by the RHS. He runs a number of classes and workshops in and around the Bedford area and has worked at the REC teaching practical art skills and art history. David is an award-winning wildlife artist and member of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society. "