I believe that everyone would like to draw. Not just draw but draw accurately, they’d love to copy their own photographs and create beautiful pieces of art. In the Victorian times, artist’s gridded out their drawings to ensure they had correct proportions and perspectives. A [...]
In this show we help with seeing proportions in your pictures and perspective. The square drawing grid is a great tool for seeing any errors and ensuring you're on the right track. We also help with fur, backgrounds and incorporating 2 pictures into one. Square [...]
There are several questions that I am asked regularly regarding the layering of pastel pencil colours in my work. I thought it would be a good idea to address this to give you a clearer picture of the techniques I use and how I arrived [...]
Mike recently sent us this request for the colours needed for this horse portrait. Mike says: I would welcome your advice please, as to which Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil Colours will enable me to undertake this study of just the horse. I suppose it [...]
In this video Colin shows you how he picks colours for a background. Get the full course here. Become a member and get access to all our courses.
I recently received an interesting email from one of our members asking my advice concerning subject material for two projects she wants to paint. Her local Hospice is inviting artists to submit two paintings of their choice in a competition, they stipulate that the paintings [...]