Enhance a Background using Colour Shapers

Colin uses Colour Shapers to add something special to this Ballet Dancer picture. To purchase colour shapers click here. The larger one Colin uses in the background is the Size 6 Chisel Ivory Shaper and can be purchased here. Get ALL our Courses for just [...]

By | 2018-05-16T15:31:42+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Portraits, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Pastel Pencil Demonstrations Season 1 – Girl Portrait

Welcome to our Season 1 Subject - Girl Portrait. Colin will demonstrate techniques behind drawing this Girl Portrait using just 6 pastel pencils. The techniques you will learn will enable you to complete the full picture at your own pace. For this reason we have [...]

By | 2018-03-15T15:13:02+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Pastel Pencil Demonstrations, Portraits|0 Comments

Drawing an “Art Deco” Lady – Use Pastel Pencils?

This question came from one of our members Kerrie. She asked: "Hello Mr Bradley, I am looking for some advice, I am attempting to draw an 'Art Deco' lady but I am unsure where to start with the gold coloured beads and necklace. If you [...]

By | 2018-03-15T15:13:06+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Portraits|0 Comments

Draw Stunning Pastel Pictures with our Free Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to draw and: Tried but Lack Confidence? Been Unable to Attend Art Classes? Had a Bad Experience with a Teacher? Tried other mediums and found them too difficult? What if you could: Feel Confident and In Control. Have a [...]

Lady in the Red Hat | Aquarelle Graphite Pencil Lesson

Welcome to Colin’s Lady in the Red Hat Tutorial. With every tutorial Colin provides an outline drawing, meaning that you do not have to draw the picture free-hand. We have provided this outline drawing below. Learn to draw and paint this picture using Aquarelle Graphite [...]

By | 2018-03-15T15:13:11+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Landscapes, Portraits, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Using the Putty Rubber to remove excess pastel layers

Maggie has sent me her picture of the young girl starter pack project and has asked for my feedback. Maggie was aware that the ribbons were too prominent but did not want to spoil the picture by altering them. It would have looked better if [...]

By | 2018-03-15T15:13:13+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Picture Feedback, Portraits|0 Comments