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Draw Your Own Pet With This Easy Grid System

Our pets are beloved members of our family, they mean the world to us! We take hundreds of photos of them (I'm looking at you, the ones with a dedicated pet instagram ;) ) and I'm betting (as you're here) you would love to draw [...]

By | 2018-06-23T12:14:59+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Materials & Pencils, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Drawing Rose Petals with Pastel Pencils

In this video Colin shows how to draw beautiful Rose Petals using Pastel Pencils. This is a clip from our full course now included for members of our website. > Get ALL Our Courses for just £14.99 ($20) > Or buy this course only £10 [...]

By | 2018-06-12T11:12:24+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Still Life Tips, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Unveiling Pastel Pencil Demonstrations

Back when I would travel the country doing demonstrations at shows and art groups, I would show off just how good the pastel pencils can be. I loved this part of the job because of the audience reaction. The "oohs" and "aahs" were actually audible [...]

By | 2019-02-25T10:14:59+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Landscapes, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

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

How to Trace onto Dark Paper | White Tracedown Carbon

If you are tracing onto dark paper then the White Tracedown from Frisk is a great product. I've been using it a lot for my recent projects on dark pastelmat paper. If you want to purchase the White Tracedown then it's on sale on our [...]

By | 2018-04-10T10:51:37+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Materials & Pencils, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Drawing & Shading a Cowboy Hat in Graphite

In this clip Colin shows you how to use shading effects with different graphite pencils. This is a snippet from Colin's Hopalong Cassidy tutorial available on his website. The pencils used are Faber-Castell's Aquarelle Graphite 5 Pencil Set. Get all our courses for just £14.99 [...]

By | 2018-04-03T12:37:11+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

Learning Perspective in Animals or Landscapes

We had a question recently from one of our students Desmond. He asked: "Hello I am trying to get into drawing and I've been reading up about perspective but not to sure whether that will have anything in drawing animals and landscapes. If you could [...]

By | 2018-03-30T20:10:00+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Animal Tips, Landscapes, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments