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Draw Marilyn Monroe with Pastel Pencils

Welcome our free Pastel Pencil Course! We hope you're excited to give this subject a go as Colin was producing this course. Please see below how to get the outline drawing printed off and the pencils you need. With every tutorial Colin provides an outline [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Portraits|0 Comments

Overworking Pictures – Feedback Show #36

In this episode we offer for correcting overworked areas in your pastel pencil paintings. Personal feedback/advice is a service for members of our website. If you would like to learn from Colin and receive feedback then join us here.

By | September 12th, 2017|Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Painting Commercially – Podcast #183

In this episode Colin answers more of your questions and offers advice for painting commercial subjects Download this Podcast Listen on Podomatic Click to Subscribe through iTunes (Opens iTunes)

By | September 12th, 2017|Podcasts|2 Comments

Adding White Back Over Dark Colours

One of our members Geoff asked a great question regarding apply white over dark: Hi Colin, When at times I need to go back in with White pastel 101 over a dark colour I find the Faber Castell does not cover strongly enough. Is there [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Picking Background Colours – Burmese Cat

In this video Colin shows you how he picks colours for a background. Get the full course here. Become a member and get access to all our courses.

By | September 4th, 2017|Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Picking Pencils for a Burmese Cat

In this video Colin shows you how he picks colours for a picture. Get the full course here. Become a member and get access to all our courses.

By | August 31st, 2017|Animal Tips|0 Comments

Pastel Pencil Demonstrations Season 1 – Girl Portrait

Welcome to our Season 1 Subject - Girl Portrait. Colin will demonstrate techniques behind drawing this Girl Portrait using just 6 pastel pencils. The techniques you will learn will enable you to complete the full picture at your own pace. For this reason we have [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Pastel Pencil Demonstrations, Portraits|0 Comments

Trees, Backgrounds and Fixative – Feedback Show #35

In this episode we offer tips on painting trees in watercolour, pine trees in pastel pencil, working animal hair into a background and overcoming problems with fixative. Personal feedback/advice is a service for members of our website. If you would like to learn from Colin [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Picture Feedback|1 Comment

Staying Young – Podcast #182

In this week's show we talk about how artwork can quiet the mind almost like meditation and how this could link to staying young! We also talk about achieving deep dark colours with hints of other tones with some advice from Colin. Download this Podcast [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

Railway Tracks in Pastel Pencils

In this video Colin uses Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils to draw Railway tracks. Watch the full course available here. Or become a member and get access to all our courses.

By | August 15th, 2017|Landscapes|0 Comments