We discuss a bit about the early stages of Colin's career and which areas he found most enjoyable. He wasn't expecting to enjoy teaching as much as he did so find out what it was like to discover his passion for sharing his knowledge. How [...]
Robyn sent in her picture of the Peaches project asking for some advice. Robyn writes: "So...a few things... 1. I am still new at pastels and so I'm not always sure if I'm pressing too hard; 2. Blending edges is hard for me. I didn't [...]
In this episode Colin offers tips for those starting out with Pastel Pencils including the following: Taping your work down to a piece of hardboard just bigger than the picture. Working from top to bottom and left to right (or right to left if you're [...]
You've never seen Watercolor done this way before. Learn my unique approach to Watercolor Step by Step. In this post I'll show you how to paint this Watercolour Landscape: I have included the outline drawing below (click to enlarge) so that you can print this [...]
In this video Colin demonstrates how to draw a clear vase of flowers. This is a short section from our full "Vase of Daffodils" Art Course. If you want to access all our still life courses for just £4.99 ($6!) click here.
In this podcast we answer your questions. Discussion points include: > how turning your pictures upside down allows you to improve your work. > how can learning to draw flowers help with drawing portraits? (Skip to around 10 minutes to hear Colin talk about this) [...]
Paul sent us a couple of his pictures that he has completed from our online courses - the Koala and Pandas. You too can learn how to draw these pictures and receive feedback on your work by joining our membership. In this post we had [...]
In this episode we discuss the challenges behind drawing Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" using Pastel Pencils. Learn about Colin's process in approaching a picture like this and which areas he found challenging and interesting to do. You can watch the full 3 [...]