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Pastel Pencil Basics | How To Use Pastel Pencils

In these series of videos you will learn the basics of using Pastel Pencils. Once you have finished these videos you will have a greater understanding of the materials that Colin uses and his approach to using the medium. In the videos we cover: Pastel [...]

By | 2020-05-07T16:54:02+00:00 May 7th, 2020|Materials & Pencils, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Recreating a Manet – Irma Brunner Portrait

In this video clip Colin shows how to lay the base colours Manet's Irma Brunner Portrait. He is using Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils on Ingres Fabriano Pastel Paper. To learn how to draw the full picture then click the links below: ➡️ Membership to ALL [...]

By | 2020-02-12T18:24:44+00:00 February 12th, 2020|Portraits, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

How To Draw Cat Eyes – Abyssinian Cat 🐱

Colin shows how to draw beautiful Cat's eyes using Pastel Pencils. Would you like to draw this picture? Whether you're a beginner or experienced artist, anyone can pick up pastel pencils and have a go. ➡️ Get Access to Colin's Courses ➡️ Try our FREE [...]

By | 2019-10-08T14:29:08+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Animal Tips, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

How To Put Pastel On Watercolour

In this video Colin shows you how to apply pastel on top of watercolour. See how to get additional colours and brilliance on your watercolour pictures. Get this Course on Udemy here for just £10.99 Get access to ALL Colin's courses for only £14.99 here

By | 2019-10-01T14:52:40+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Landscapes, Tips & Techniques, Watercolour Tips|0 Comments

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