In this episode we discuss the challenges behind drawing Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" using Pastel Pencils. Learn about Colin's process in approaching a picture like this and which areas he found challenging and interesting to do.
You can watch the full 3 hour demonstration on our website inside our membership. To learn more click here: http://www.colinbradleyart.com/home/sign-up/
In this podcast we answer your questions. Discussion points include:
> how turning your pictures upside down allows you to improve your work.
> how can learning to draw flowers help with drawing portraits? (Skip to around 10 minutes to hear Colin talk about this)
> what colours of pastelmat work for different subjects
> what makes a picture difficult to do?
> how can you mix watercolour without getting muddy colours?
Link to buy Air Blaster mentioned on the podcast:
It's a question that we've had a fair bit over the years that we've covered a little in blogs and podcasts. But in this post we wanted to talk a little in detail about whether using a grid system or tracing to produce your outline drawing is "cheating".
Sue sent us an email regarding a friend of hers that made this remark. Sue is one of our members and has done fantastically well working through our projects to the point where she now does pictures for people. To read a transcription of the show, click here: https://www.colinbradleyart.com/home/is-using-a-grid-or-tracing-cheating/
To purchase our square drawing grid system click here: https://colinbradleyartstore.co.uk/shop/square-drawing-transparent-grids/
In this podcast Colin talks about his picture of the Curtain, Jug and Fruit by Paul Cézanne.
I ask why Colin choose this one, what challenges he faced and what tips he has for students attempting to follow along. We also touch on how Colin's finding working with new brands of pencils, the rules he's breaking and what new effects they're allowing him to achieve.
Students can watch the demonstration by joining our all inclusive membership here: https://www.colinbradleyart.com/home/sign-up/
We read out your emails and answer your questions. Colin talks about his progression with the pastelmat paper and expansion into the cretacolor range of pastel pencils.
He also talks about impressionism and whether it’s easy to do impressionistic paintings. We also offer advice to a student wanting to do an ambitious still life painting.
Recorded 28th January 2019.
We get back into the swing of things with this podcast, it's been a little while and we hope to be doing more of them more frequently for you all!
In this episode we talk about the newest projects, working with Pastelmat, using polychromos pictures, watercolour paper weight and what lighting works best for working in the evenings.
Listen to our previous episodes: https://www.colinbradleyart.com/home/podcast/
We’re so excited to reveal that the 3rd Demonstration picture is “A Bar at the Folies-Bergère” by Édouard Manet!
Listen to us discuss the picture and how you too can learn how to draw masterpiece with pastel pencils.
Read the transcription and see the picture here: https://goo.gl/JNggf9
We talk about the return of the starter packs and also answer a bunch of questions from you. Points included in the podcast:
Getting Bored with Pastel Pencils (4:00)
Using White Pastel Board with undercoating (8:00)
Different Coloured Papers (9:55)
Sharpening Cretacolor Pencils (12:50)
Sue’s Feedback and Feeling like a Fraud (15:00)
Connie’s Inspirational Journey (18:55)
Were any parts of Colin’s career stressful (23:45)