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 [...]
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 [...]
This Landscape Starter Course includes 5 Subjects that you will learn to draw using Pastel Pencil Techniques and is designed for all levels. The 5 Subjects included are: Rustic Well Hambleden Mill Boat Sunset Chilham Snow Scene Dedham Mill We provide you with an outline [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In this video Colin demonstrates how to create the fur effect on this Mountain Lion. Get all our Animal courses for just £5.99 PLUS get feedback on your work. Learn more or get this course on it's own for just £10 ($13).
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 [...]
One of our members Kimberley sent in this lovely picture and asked if we had any advice for choosing colours. "Hello I want to draw my friend’s dog but I have no idea which browns I should use. Would Colin be able to tell me [...]