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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

Free Learning Resources for Pastel Pencils

When starting a new hobby or learning a new medium, it can be difficult knowing where to start. We have many free learning resources for those learning to draw with Pastel Pencils. These are great places to start and hopefully gives you a launch pad [...]

By | 2018-07-20T13:00:19+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|0 Comments