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Can you water down Acrylic paint and use it as Watercolour?

One of our students Matt sent us this interesting question regarding Acrylic: Hello Sir, I have been thinking of taking your watercolor course. I have heard that I can thin down acrylics? Could I use this method and if I do would I use watercolor [...]

By | 2019-07-24T10:49:32+00:00 July 24th, 2019|Landscapes, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Adding White Highlights Over Other Colours

Making white appear bright over other colours is a common dilemma when using Pastel Pencils. One of our students Judy experienced this recently and sent in the following email: I have a question using a white pastel pencil to highlight and add finishing strokes over [...]

By | 2019-07-23T08:36:08+00:00 July 23rd, 2019|Animal Tips, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Advice for Laura’s Puffin Background

Laura sent in her lovely picture of the Puffin project from our website and requested some advice on the background. Laura has a membership and part of the service is that she can receive tips and advice on her artwork. Laura writes: Colin, Attached is [...]

By | 2019-04-11T11:00:22+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Animal Tips, Picture Feedback, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Why I Use Base Colours To Achieve My Final Tone

One of our members, Laura, sent in a great question regarding layering colours. With all the new pastel pencils and colours available now, is it necessary to layer base colours to get your desired effect or can you simply jump to the colour you want? [...]

By | 2019-03-20T12:40:36+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

How to Draw a Serval Nose 🐱 Pastel Pencils

In this clip Colin shows you how to draw an African Serval Cat Nose using Pastel Pencils. ➡️ Get the full course ➡️ Completed on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch Paper. Buy it here ➡️ Get Access to full Courses with membership ➡️ Get started with our [...]

By | 2019-02-19T23:37:55+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Animal Tips, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments