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Eyes and Backgrounds – Feedback Show #23 – Jan 25, 2017

In this show we focus on the correlation between the colours in eyes and the colour of your backgrounds. In a few examples Colin helps students to see how to create the harmony in your artwork. We also discuss difficulties with skies, fur and compositions. [...]

By | 2018-09-10T12:11:01+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Live Streams, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Magic of Impressionism – Podcast #168

This week we talk about the ability of the great artists to create impressionism. Up close a picture may look like it has no form but from a distance it looks completely realistic. We also talk about graphite pencils to use for watercolour work, the [...]

By | 2018-03-15T15:13:05+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Live Streams, Podcasts|2 Comments

Help with Base Colours – Feedback Show #21 – Dec 28, 2016

In this episode we offer advice to improve your artwork. This week we focus on Portraits, Backgrounds, Base Colours, Composition and Shading. To get feedback on your artwork, join any of our membership plans here.

By | 2018-09-10T12:11:32+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Live Streams, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Small Adjustments – Feedback Show #19 – Nov 30, 2016

In this feedback show we focus on how to make small adjustments to your animal portraits. We talk about background advice and how to crop your pictures for more appealing composition. Colin also helps with a few landscape pictures offering great advice for tricky areas [...]

By | 2018-09-10T12:11:53+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Live Streams, Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Feedback Show #18 – Lines and Shading – Nov 16, 2016

In this show we help with feedback on your artwork. Talking points include: Adjusting composition after a painting is finished Choosing Background colours Turning hard lines into shading Drawing long animal hair Benefits of using drawing in greytone Choosing an appropriate colour mount Watch the [...]

By | 2018-09-10T12:12:05+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Live Streams, Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Backgrounds and Tricky Reference Photos – Feedback Show #17 – Nov 2, 2016

In this week's feedback show we had so many fantastic submissions! This week we found that many of you struggle with poor (or tricky) reference photos and this gave Colin a chance of how to tackle such a problem. We also discuss confidence with backgrounds [...]

By | 2018-09-10T12:12:21+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Live Streams, Picture Feedback|0 Comments

Difference Between Lines and Shading – Feedback Show #13 – Sep 7, 2016

On this show we're sent in more of your lovely artwork. Our feedback show is designed for members of our site to get advice and tips on improving their artwork. Covered on this week's show: Fogging a background to bring the subject into focus Creating [...]

By | 2018-09-10T12:14:07+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Live Streams, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Fixing and Framing – Podcast #158

On this podcast we discuss protecting your pastel artwork. Do you still have to fix your artwork if you are framing it and if not, how do you protect the work from smudging? We also discuss the best pencils to use for sketching your outlines [...]

By | 2018-03-15T15:13:09+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Live Streams, Podcasts, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments