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”

Learn to Draw with Pastel

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”

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”

Blending Tool

For anyone who draws with pastel, have you ever tried using a blending tool? I find mine really great for areas of finer detail, the flat rubber or chamois end presses the pastel down and allows for much sharper detail. It’s not something I use all the time, I don’t find it useful for largerContinue reading “Blending Tool”

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”

Learn to Draw a Hungarian Vizsla

I regularly receive messages from people who are interested in learning to draw, or from people who used to draw or paint but due to busy times spent working, raising a family or something else they haven’t drawn in many years and are lacking the confidence to start again. I firmly believe everyone can learn toContinue reading “Learn to Draw a Hungarian Vizsla”

Rory

In between commissions, I’ve spent the past two weeks working on this pastel of my son Rory. Rory is not one for posing for photos or flashing a giant smile on request, so rather than a portrait of him smiling at the viewer I decided to capture him as he really is, studying a bird identificationContinue reading “Rory”