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 [...]
Colin demonstrates how to draw a headdress on a ballet dancer using pastel pencils. This is a clip from our full course available on our website. Get ALL our Courses for just £14.99 ($20). Or buy this course only £10 ($13).
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
One of our members Sue sent a really interesting question regarding using base colours for darker papers. Here's Sue's email: Could you please let me know, when you are demonstrating the base colours you use are they specific for that particular colour paper or would [...]