Pastel Pencil Blog

Regular Articles and Videos added by Colin Bradley


A Bar at the Folies-Bergère in Pastel Pencils

We're so excited to reveal that the 3rd Demonstration picture is “A Bar at the Folies-Bergère” by Édouard Manet! These demonstrations show advanced techniques and are designed to show how far you can push the pastel pencil medium. This picture really pushes the boundaries and is [...]

By | 2018-11-30T14:01:25+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Pastel Pencil Demonstrations|0 Comments

Drawing an Orca Whale Mouth | Pastel Pencils

In this clip Colin shows you how to draw a the open mouth of an Orca (Killer) Whale. This is a snippet from our full project available online. See how to get access to the course below the video. Get ALL Colin's Classes for $20. [...]

By | 2018-11-29T09:46:43+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Animal Tips, Landscapes, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Art To Frame Review – Affordable Framing for Your Artwork

One of our members Laura was looking to frame her Spitfire picture she completed by following our tutorial. This was when she stumbled upon - an online custom framing service in the US. As this is something we strongly believed we should share, we [...]

By | 2018-11-27T14:57:41+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Framing, Fixing & Pricing|0 Comments

Drawing a Llama | Ears and Head | Pastel Pencil Tutorial

In this clip Colin shows you how to draw a Llama Ears and Head. This is a snippet from our "Mother & Baby Llama" project. Watch the full course on our website. Get ALL Colin's Classes for $20. Enrol in this class only for $15.

By | 2018-11-20T16:17:35+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Animal Tips|0 Comments

How Much Pressure to Fill the Paper Tooth

One of our members Gillina sent her picture of the Ferret Project which is available to members of our website. As a member Gillina can send in her work for feedback and advice. Gillina writes: Hello Colin I tried your Ferret portrait tutorial using the [...]

By | 2018-11-20T15:57:03+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Animal Tips, Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Building Contrast in Pastel Pencil Landscapes

One of our members Brian sent in his picture of the "Country Walk" landscape project on our website. He requested some advice on how to improve the picture and as a member, he can send in his artwork for feedback and tips. Brian writes: Hi [...]

By | 2018-11-20T15:38:48+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Landscapes, Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Building up facial features in Portraits using Pastel Pencils

One of our members Neil sent us his picture of the Two Victorian Girls subject on our website. Neil requested some advice on how to improve his picture. Neil writes: Good afternoon Steven/Colin. When I retired 18 months ago I decided to take up art. [...]

By | 2018-11-20T11:40:02+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Picture Feedback, Portraits|0 Comments

Adding a Dark Background with Pastel Pencils

One of our members Rachel sent us in her picture that she's finished and now wishes to add a background however the reference picture is very dark. Rachel writes: I have just finished this picture and now need to do a background. I'm worried about [...]

By | 2018-11-28T19:21:41+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Help Choosing Colours, Landscapes|0 Comments