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Drawing Postcard Sized Pictures with Pastel Pencils

I recently received an interesting email from one of our members asking my advice concerning subject material for two projects she wants to paint. Her local Hospice is inviting artists to submit two paintings of their choice in a competition, they stipulate that the paintings [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Pastel Pencil Demonstrations Season 1 – Dog

Welcome to our Season 1 Subject - Dog. Colin will demonstrate techniques behind drawing this dog using just 10 pencils. The techniques you will learn will enable you to complete the full picture at your own pace. For this reason we have included the full [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Animal Tips, Pastel Pencil Demonstrations|0 Comments

Pastel Pencil Demonstrations Season 1 – Cliff & Boat

Welcome to our Season 1 Subject - Cliff and Boat Scene. Colin will demonstrate how to draw a simple sunset using just 7 pencils. The techniques you will learn will enable you to complete the full picture at your own pace. For this reason we [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Landscapes, Pastel Pencil Demonstrations|0 Comments

Pastel Pencil Demonstrations Season 1 – Sunset

Welcome to our Season 1 Subject - Simple Sunset. Colin will demonstrate how to draw a simple sunset using just 6 pencils. The techniques you will learn will enable you to complete the full picture at your own pace. For this reason we have included [...]

Dolphin Flippers in Pastel Pencils

In this video from our Dolphin course, Colin usesFaber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils to draw the flippers on this dolphin. Watch the full course available here or become a member and get access to all our courses. See below to watch the video, want to see [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Animal Tips, Tips & Techniques|1 Comment

Pastel Pencil Demonstrations Season 1 – Kitten Project

Welcome to our Season 1 Subject - the Kitten. As we release new episodes of this subject we will update this page. Colin will be demonstrating various sections of this Kitten picture. The techniques you will learn will enable you to complete the full picture [...]

Mixing Mediums – Podcast #179

In this episode we talk about preparing boards for pastel pencils as you would with oil. We also discuss using pastel pencils with watercolour and using watercolour pencils for fine details. One of our students also offers some handy tips! Download this Podcast View Previous [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

Coloured Pencils vs Pastel Pencils – Feedback Show #33

We hope you like the new set up! We'll continue to tweak and change as we go along. In this episode we discuss the differences between coloured pencils and pastel pencils. Colin also demonstrates how to build up colours for a "conker" coloured doggy. Personal [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Picture Feedback|6 Comments

Drawing Tabby Kitten Fur using Pastel Pencils

In this video from our Tabby Kitten course Colin demonstrates how to draw long cat fur using Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils. Watch the full course available here. Alternatively become a member and get access to all our courses.

By | June 13th, 2017|Animal Tips|0 Comments

Podcast #178 – Updates and New Series Announcement

In this podcast we discuss a new and updated podcast/feedback show schedule with better quality. We also talk about our new YouTube Show and the Tabby Kitten Project. Download this Podcast Listen on Podomatic Click to Subscribe through iTunes (Opens iTunes)

By | June 10th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments