Pastel Course Materials

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”

Tiska the Hungarian Vizsla

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”

5 Common Struggles when Drawing or Painting Dogs

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”

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. 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”

French Bulldog

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.

Learn to Draw a Collie with Pencil

Learn to draw a collie with this four part video course. Suitable for beginners, the materials required are pencils (I recommend 2H, HB and 9B), paper and a sharpener. This courses teaches how to layout a drawing from scratch without any aids such as a grid or projection. It also delves into various drawing techniquesContinue reading “Learn to Draw a Collie with Pencil”

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A very Happy New Year to everyone! 2019 has been a really busy year, and I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me. Your support through following this blog, interacting on social media or ordering artwork is hugely appreciated and allows me to continue working as an artist, IContinue reading “HAPPY NEW YEAR!”

Grey Wolf Pastel Tutorial

Learn to draw a Grey Wolf with pastel with this four part video course. Part 1 – Layout Drawing Learn to sketch freehand without the need for any grids or drawing aids. Part 2 – Features Learn to use patience and care to add realistic and characterful features. Part 3 – Layering Discover how toContinue reading “Grey Wolf Pastel Tutorial”