Pastel Pencil People

1 TUTOR: Kevin Scully

In this workshop you will be using pastel pencils and a variety of other drawing materials, including coloured and watercolour pencils to create interesting figures and portraits. If you have ever wanted to draw a portrait of a family member or friend, but you don't feel that you have the confidence or technique, then this workshop is for you. Pastel pencils are the perfect introduction to using a variety of colour mediums. They are easy to use and you can produce some great artwork with just a handful of pencils.

Course Notes

As well as creating a realistic likeness in a portrait, you will be shown how to produce an interesting and lively drawing rather than just a reproduction of a photograph. Although we will be working primarily in pastel pencils you will also have the opportunity to experiment with the addition other drawing materials including conté, pastels, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, and charcoal. We will also be drawing figures where we will concentrate on producing some exciting images, focusing on dynamic drawings rather than striving to produce a likeness.

Although you will be shown how to simulate realistic skin tones and hair colour in a more traditional style of drawing, you will also be encouraged to produce drawings in a more contemporary style. There will be plenty of demonstrations throughout the course, and you will be given lots of individual attention. The course is for all levels of experience.

All reference material will be provided but please feel free to bring along any images that you would like to work from.

All drawing materials will also be provided, and all you will need to bring with you are some wet wipes, and tissues or kitchen paper.

On Friday afternoon there will be a light-hearted display and discussion of the work produced during the week.

Course Tutor

Kevin Scully

About Kevin


Kevin Scully is an experienced artist and tutor and teaches in all mediums. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art and worked for many years as an illustrator in publishing and advertising. He teaches at courses and workshops in the UK and runs painting holidays at home and abroad. Examples of his work can be found at:

If you have any questions regarding the course, the tutor can be contacted directly:

Tel: 01635 200619 or 07765 867035


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