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A Bar at the Folies-Bergère | Pastel Pencil Time Lapse

Watch Colin reproduce Édouard Manet's "A Bar at the Folies-Bergère" Painting using Pastel Pencils. Watch the full 6 hour demonstration and listen to the behind the scenes here 🎙️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ben270H7TDk

By | 2018-12-20T15:56:03+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Drawing an Orca Whale Mouth | Pastel Pencils

In this clip Colin shows you how to draw a the open mouth of an Orca (Killer) Whale. This is a snippet from our full project available online. See how to get access to the course below the video. Get ALL Colin's Classes for $20. [...]

By | 2018-11-29T09:46:43+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Animal Tips, Landscapes, Tips & Techniques|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

Running an Art Workshop – Podcast #198

In this mini podcast Dad shares his knowledge of running art workshops and offers advice to those that wish to do the same. Listen and read the transcription below: Download this Podcast Stephen Bradley: We thought we'd do a little mini podcast.  Gabriele sent over a really interesting [...]

By | 2018-09-14T20:38:41+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Podcasts, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

What’s the Difference Between Hard Pastels and Soft Pastels?

In the tutorials on our website you will find that Colin uses Polychromos Pastel Sticks and also Soft Pastels. But what are the differences between the two and which ones should you get? What's the main difference between hard stick pastels such as Faber-Castell's Polychromos and [...]

By | 2018-09-10T22:57:08+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Materials & Pencils, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Advantages to Taping your Pastel Paper to HardBoard

You may have noticed in my videos that I take the Ingres Paper out of a Pad and tape it to a piece of hardboard. You might be wondering why I do that as some may work with the paper in the pad. The first [...]

By | 2018-08-13T16:23:12+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Framing, Fixing & Pricing, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments