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Being Bold – Feedback Show #31

Colin talks about how to be bold with your pictures, adding contrast and more colour where necessary. We also offer advice on checking proportions and using reference photos. Personal feedback/advice is a service for members of our website. If you would like to learn from [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Drawing Water in a Harbour

Colin demonstrates drawing a small section of water from his new picture "Polperro Harbour". Get the full course here. Become a member and get access to all our courses.

By | May 18th, 2017|Landscapes|0 Comments

Drawing A2 Sized Pictures – Podcast #176

No intro or outro music in this one as I'm editing on the go! We talk about scaling up your pictures and drawing using a gridded system on A2 sized paper. We also talk about different textured pastel papers. Download this Podcast Listen on Podomatic [...]

By | May 13th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

Realistic Fur Tips using Pastel Pencils

In this video Colin offers some great tips for drawing fur using Pastel Pencils. This is a section from our full course here. Become a member and get access to all our courses.

By | May 9th, 2017|Animal Tips|0 Comments

Cropping Pictures – Feedback Show #30

In this week's show Colin offers advice how to improve your artwork including how to crop your picture to make a more appealing composition. Personal feedback/advice is a service for members of our website. If you would like to learn from Colin and receive feedback [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Drawing Cheetah Spots using Pastel Pencils [VIDEO]

Colin demonstrates how to draw Cheetah spots using Pastel Pencils. Get the full course here. Learn to draw all kinds of animals and get feedback on your artwork with our membership.

By | May 2nd, 2017|Animal Tips|0 Comments

Using Alternative Pastel Papers for Pastel Pencil Work

Over the last few months we have received many emails and feedback comments regarding 'Pastelmat' pastel paper, some for and some against it's use with our pastel pencil medium. So I thought that you would be interested to hear how I view the use of [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Materials & Pencils|0 Comments

Checking Your Reference – Podcast #175

In this week's podcast we discuss how important checking your reference material is and just how easy it is to miss things. We also discuss what paper to use when combining pastel pencils and watercolour. Listen below or download to your computer. Download this Podcast

By | April 28th, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

Minor Tweaks – Big Differences – Feedback Show #29

In this week's feedback show Colin offers small tweaks to your artwork which can make a big difference. 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 | April 25th, 2017|Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Studying your Reference Pictures

On a recent feedback show I reviewed a couple of paintings that one of our members had sent in asking for my comments. I pointed out a couple of things to Maxine where I felt improvements could be made and we showed these by comparing [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Tips & Techniques|0 Comments