Building up facial features in Portraits using Pastel Pencils

One of our members Neil sent us his picture of the Two Victorian Girls subject on our website. Neil requested some advice on how to improve his picture. Neil writes: Good afternoon Steven/Colin. When I retired 18 months ago I decided to take up art. [...]

By | 2018-11-20T11:40:02+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Picture Feedback, Portraits|0 Comments

Making a Pastel Pencil Portrait look more “Real”

One of our members Adrienne sent in her first Pastel picture and requested some advice and feedback. This is one of the bonuses to joining our membership. Adrienne writes: The colour change from pink to blue in the dress is deliberate (didn’t want to waste [...]

By | 2018-10-09T15:00:29+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Picture Feedback, Portraits, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Pastel Pencil Demo S2 E2 – Black Hair

In the second episode of Season 2 Colin teaches you how to draw black hair. ALL IN and Portrait Members can login and watch the whole tutorial including the skin tones on our website. Join Colin Bradley Art and get all courses for £14.99 ($20) [...]

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

Choosing Colours for a Child’s Portrait

This picture was sent to us by one of our members Robert who asked if we could help with choosing the colours needed. Here's Rob's picture: This is a tough portrait because well, all portraits are tough. I'm presuming that Rob's using the Sand Coloured [...]

By | 2018-09-12T10:41:43+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Help Choosing Colours, Portraits|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