In this episode Colin offers advice for creating a contrast with the background and a subject and how to overcome any areas where the subject may appear to blend in with the background. We also talk about printing out a sand coloured outline drawing onto white paper and if this would have the same effect as sand coloured pastel paper. Lastly, we talk about creating outlines and the process in which Colin goes through to create a basic outline for students.
In this episode Colin and Steve talk about doing your artwork in the evenings or early mornings and when is the most productive time for them. Colin discusses not tackling anything too tricky in the evening so you can leave your work at a good place. We also offer some tips and advice for our members including help with skies and choosing colours.
Pictures referenced in the show: https://www.colinbradleyart.com/home/early-morning-or-late-night-podcast-250/
Through helping one of our students with her picture, Colin discusses finding contrast within a subject of the picture and also the components of the picture itself. How do you make the subjects 'pop'? How do you subdue the background and draw attention to the areas you want people to see? In this podcast Colin offers lots of great advice for students drawing from their own references.
We also discuss how using a general white charcoal pencil and a double ended eraser can get you out of a tricky situation.
In this podcast we answer some of your questions and offer tips and advice on some of our members work. We talk about the importance of sharp pencils with zipping in whiskers, choosing colours for a dog and how changing one small part of a painting can affect the whole bias of the picture.
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In this episode we talk in depth about contrast and why this is such a challenging skill to learn using pastel pencils. We offer tips for improving the contrast in your pictures and exercises you can practice.
Colin also discusses the intricacies behind achieving a likeness with your portraits and offers an update on a picture he's working on at the moment.
In this week's episode we answer more of your questions! Colin offers some advice for buying additional pencils to increase your range of colours. He discusses 4 pencils from Cretacolor, Caran d'Ache and STABILO which would be good first colours to purchase. We also talk about base colours and where to use the cool and warm greys in your picture. Lastly, we discuss trying to remove accidental fingerprints from your pictures - has this ever happened to you? Let us know!
In this podcast Colin talks about knowing when to stop working on a picture. This is something that he struggled with in the beginning. When do you stop working on a picture? How do you know when to finish? Colin talks about his experience. We also discuss mount sizes for A4 pictures and how much detail you should put into your outline drawings.
In this podcast Colin talks about the series of pictures he is doing where subjects are in shadow. He is magically using just 4 pastel pencils for these pictures and the results are outstanding.
We also pass on a tip about using masking tape and suggest some common pastel stick colours which are good for those just getting started.
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In this episode Colin talks about becoming looser with your approach and how working on realistic subjects provides a great foundation for moving into impressionism and specifically a looser watercolour approach. We also talk a little more about watercolour and how to stop your paper from buckling when it dries.