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Subduing Tones with Base Colours – Feedback Show #45

In this episode we talk about using base colours to subdue a tone, making it appear more realistic. We also discuss how to use colours to create a 3d effect and offer some advice on Mounting and Framing your pastel pencil work. Personal feedback/advice is [...]

By | 2018-04-16T11:53:43+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Choosing a Mount and Frame for the Five Horses Landscape

One of our members Alice has completed our 5 Horses Landscape tutorial and would like to know advice on which frame to use for the picture. For this picture I would use a light mount such as Ivory and frame the picture in a basic [...]

By | 2018-04-10T17:58:34+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Framing, Fixing & Pricing|0 Comments

How to Trace onto Dark Paper | White Tracedown Carbon

If you are tracing onto dark paper then the White Tracedown from Frisk is a great product. I've been using it a lot for my recent projects on dark pastelmat paper. If you want to purchase the White Tracedown then it's on sale on our [...]

By | 2018-04-10T10:51:37+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Materials & Pencils, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Working with PastelMat – Podcast #191

In this episode we answer your questions and talk about Colin's recent pictures in PastelMat. Questions we cover include: - Copyrighting your Pastel Paintings - Erasing and Blending on PastelMat - Drawing the Northern Lights - Correcting Over Application with Fixing Listen to the full [...]

By | 2018-04-07T15:59:00+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Podcasts|0 Comments

Drawing & Shading a Cowboy Hat in Graphite

In this clip Colin shows you how to use shading effects with different graphite pencils. This is a snippet from Colin's Hopalong Cassidy tutorial available on his website. The pencils used are Faber-Castell's Aquarelle Graphite 5 Pencil Set. Get all our courses for just £14.99 [...]

By | 2018-04-03T12:37:11+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Tips & Techniques|0 Comments