This blog post refers to the upcoming Learn to Draw with Pastel Course which begins on February 1st. Click here for details. Pastel Pencils For pastel pencils, I recommend Faber Castell Pitt Pencils and the colours suggested for this course are White, Black, Ivory, Light Flesh, Terracotta, Caput Mortem, Dark Naples Ochre, and a shadeContinue reading “Pastel Course Materials”
A lot of people have been in touch to say they miss the group experience of the Facebook courses. For this reason, I am moving the Patreon monthly courses to Facebook groups in the hope it includes more people and those taking the courses can regain the group support they are missing out on. AnotherContinue reading “Learn to Draw with Pastel”
This portrait was drawn with Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils and Unison soft pastel on Daler Rowney Ingres pastel paper. It measures 12″ x 8″ / A4 / 30cm x 20cm. This was such a beautiful reference to work from. Tiska has such a sweet, delicate face it was lovely to have such great lightingContinue reading “Tiska the Hungarian Vizsla”
This portrait was drawn with pencil on Canson paper and measures 9″ x 9″ / 23 x 23cm.
1. Black Dogs This is the the most common complaint I hear when teaching, and a reason a lot of people think a portrait of their dog might be impossible. Drawing or painting a black dog is no more difficult that a dog of any other colour. Once the reference photograph has enough light, especiallyContinue reading “5 Common Struggles when Drawing or Painting Dogs”
This portrait was drawn with Faber Castell Pastel Pitt Pencil on Daler Rowney Ingres paper and measures 16″ x 12″ / 40 x 30cm. I have drawn or painted so many Vizsla portraits and for a breed with virtually no variation in colour or markings it always amazes me how different they all are! RoryContinue reading “Rory the Hungarian Vizsla”
This portrait was drawn with Faber Castell Pastel Pitt Pencil on Daler Rowney Ingres paper and measures 16″ x 12″ / 40 x 30cm. The reference photograph for this portrait was quite blurred, but the large paper size allowed me to add in a higher level of detail.
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Based on the French verb gicler which means “to squirt or spray”, giclée printing involves squirting microscopic dots of specialist archival pigment ink onto high quality fine art paper with exceptional accuracy.
Even though I have lots of Hungarian Vizsla products a Wire Haired Vizsla was missing, and was one of the breeds suggested which I thought was a great idea. Hettie’s mum put forward this great photo to use as a reference.