Welcome to Colin’s Free Kitten Tutorial. With every tutorial Colin provides an outline drawing, meaning that you do not have to draw the picture free-hand. We have provided this outline drawing below. To colour the picture Colin uses just 9 Pastel Pencils. He chooses and refers to the Faber-Castell Pitt Range of Pastel Pencils as these are his preferred make. 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.
Here’s the colours Colin uses:
101 – White, 103 – Ivory, 182 – Brown Ochre, 183 – Light Yellow Ochre, 273 – Warm Grey IV, 187 – Burnt Ochre, 132 – Light Flesh, 177 – Walnut Brown, 175 – Dark Sepia.
If you would like to buy pastel pencils, we sell them in our art store with free shipping available for UK orders over £50 (we do ship worldwide also). To see a demo of Colin’s Art Materials click here.
You can chose to draw the outline free-hand (Colin’s Square Drawing Grids can help with this) or you can print Colin’s line drawing straight to Pastel Paper using your home printer. Colin uses and recommends Sand Coloured Ingres Pastel Paper by Fabriano. The reference picture can also be printed to use whilst watching the video. (Click images to enlarge).
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