Jane Hissey is a British illustrator best known for her series of children’s books ‘Old Bear and Friends’. You may even have one of these books at home from when you were younger. She works in coloured pencil crayon which enables her to accurately record the detail and texture in the toys that she draws. Your challenge is to create a still life with your soft toys, like the examples below, and to draw what you see. You can click on the images below to see them larger. After trying coloured pencils why not try different media? eg pencil, charcoal, paint – whatever you have at home. Mrs Crowther.