Swallow - student project

I am completely new to coloured pencils (and any other art for that matter!!) and I received some lovely pencils for my birthday. Ihad already drawn and coloured a swallow, but was reluctant to press down and therefore the picture was 'wishy washy'! See before and after photos below. Swallow - image 1 - student projectSwallow - image 2 - student projectThis course helped me to be braver and colour just that bit harder and the difference is amazing! Thank you.