Welcome to Colin’s Pelican Art Course.
This is the first tutorial that Colin has done using Clairefontaine PastelMat Paper. This is a popular paper amongst our students and even though Colin prefers the Fabriano Ingres Paper, we want to produce paintings on the PastelMat every now and again.
With every tutorial we provide an outline drawing so that you do not have to draw the picture free-hand. We have provided this outline drawing below.
Colin uses the Faber-Castell Pitt Range of Pastel Pencils as he feels these are the best on the market. The Faber-Castell range have a higher pigmentation and are more robust compared to other brands.
However, you can use any brand of pastel pencils to complete the picture. You can compare the colours with our Faber-Castell Colour Chart.
Pencils used in this picture:
101 White, 103 Ivory, 191 Pompeian Red, 193 Burnt Carmine, 183 Light Yellow Ochre, 182 Brown Ochre, 106 Light Chrome Yellow, 149 Bluish Turquoise, 233 Cold Grey IV, 175 Dark Sepia, 199 Black.
We sell all the materials you need in our shop. We ship worldwide and there is FREE delivery to the UK for orders over £50.
Outline Drawing & Reference:
You can chose to draw the outline free-hand (Tip: use Colin’s Square Drawing Grids to create an accurate outline) or you can print Colin’s line drawing straight to Pastel Paper using your home printer. Click the images to enlarge. Colin recommends pictures to be drawn at A4 size, you can scale up your pictures using square drawing grids or you print the line drawing bigger.
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