Charles sent in his landscape picture that he has completed using Pastel Pencils. Charles signed up to access our courses and so can receive feedback and advice on his work. In this recording Colin offers some tips on contrast as well as perspective. We hope [...]
Hamide recently purchased access to our courses and has just begun using Pastel Pencils. When someone buys access to our courses they can receive feedback and tips on where to improve. Hamide sent us the Victorian Portrait and requested some tips and advice. In this [...]
In this episode we talk about comparing yourself to other artists and overcoming fear of failure (this discussion starts at around 9 minutes 40 seconds in). Around that we also talk about how Colin's watercolour work has changed through the experience of working further with [...]
In this recording Colin and Steve offer some tips and advice for Robyn on her Squirrel picture. This is only Robyn's 4th Pastel Pencil picture and she's done extremely well. Colin gives some tips for improving the vibrancy of the colours as well as advice [...]
Lesley has written in asking for some advice on her Barn Owl picture. Lesley has signed up to access our courses so with that she can receive feedback and advice on her work. She chose not to put in the background and focus on the [...]
In this quick video clip Colin will show you how to draw a realistic African Serval Ear. You'll learn how to layer colours from light to dark using Pastel Pencils to create stunning effects. The pencils he uses are Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils and on [...]
In this 8 minute video Colin shows you how to draw Squirrel Fur. Watch the techniques behind using Pastel Pencils to create the "impression" of fur on the paper. ➡️ Get access to 200+ Courses. ➡️ Try our FREE Courses.
Making white appear bright over other colours is a common dilemma when using Pastel Pencils. One of our students Judy experienced this recently and sent in the following email: I have a question using a white pastel pencil to highlight and add finishing strokes over [...]