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Painting an Animal Background with Colours You’ve Already Used

Gabriele asked us a little while ago for some advice on her 2 dogs painting (see it here). She has now completed the subjects but would like some advice on the background. Hi Steve and Colin I have finished another commission for a client and [...]

By | 2018-11-01T10:46:45+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Animal Tips|0 Comments

Help with Pastel Backgrounds, Shading and White Fur over Dark

One of our members Kimberley sent in her husky picture for some advice and feedback. Kimberley writes: Hello Steve and Colin First, I’ve been wanting to ask, will Colin use Pan Pastels with his Tutorials in the future? Second, I completed a new drawing not [...]

By | 2018-10-17T15:46:35+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Animal Tips, Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Improving a Background or Foreground with Pastels

One of our members Michelle sent us her picture after completing the Prowling Tiger course. Michelle writes: "Hello Colin and Steve, I have just completed the prowling tiger. Really enjoyed this challenge I would value any feedback from you and really appreciate the feedback you [...]

By | 2018-10-03T16:56:07+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Animal Tips, Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Putting White Fur Over Dark Colours with Pastel Pencils

One of our members Michelle sent us her picture of the Siamese Kitten that she had completed using our course. As a member she is able to receive feedback on areas she found challenging. Here's Michelle's email: Hi Colin and Steve, I followed the tutorial [...]

By | 2018-10-02T11:46:28+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Animal Tips, Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Choosing Colours for a King Charles Spaniel

One of our members Bob sent in his picture for some advice on choosing colours. Listen to the advice below or read the transcription: Hi Bob I'm looking at your picture of the King Charles and it's very very pretty picture but I got a [...]

By | 2018-09-14T00:08:55+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Animal Tips, Help Choosing Colours|0 Comments

Advice for Drawing a Rough Collie Puppy

One of our members Kimberley is doing a picture of a cute Rough Collie puppy and asked for advice on which pastel pencils to use. Kimberley writes: Hello I would like to draw a friend’s Rough Collie Pup but a little unsure on which colours [...]

By | 2018-09-03T17:28:02+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Animal Tips, Help Choosing Colours|0 Comments

Which Pastel Pencils for Drawing a Brown Coloured Dog?

One of our members Irene wrote in asking for some advice on drawing this picture of Rosie the Dog: Hi Steve I wonder if Colin could advise me what colours to use when doing a pastel painting of Rosie. Thank you. With this advice we [...]

By | 2018-09-12T10:45:16+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Animal Tips, Help Choosing Colours|0 Comments