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Light over Dark - 56

This week we talk about putting light over dark with Pastel Pencils, Colin explains how sometimes, you can get away...

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Reflection in Glass - 55

It’s our 1st Birthday! Listen as we discuss the differences between Polychromes Pencils and Pastel Pencils and...

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Shattering Effect - 48

In this episode we whizz through more of your questions with Colin. We discuss sharpening pastel pencils,...

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Shiny Black - 47

In this episode, we talk about how to make black dogs look older or younger using Pastel Pencils. In watercolour, we...

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Tracedown, Colourfix & Mousy Hair - 46

In this episode, we talk about using ColourFix, sourcing TraceDown and using Pastel Dust like a palette for mixing...

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Putty Rubbers - 44

In this episode, we talk about "over-working" your picture and how useful putty rubbers can be to create texture on...

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Pastel Lives and Breathes - 43

In this episode, we answer your questions and reveal some new projects coming soon. Why use Mixed Mediums? Can you...

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Cushion Colours - 42

In this episode Colin discusses when it is a good idea to put a base colour down to cushion the darker colour on top...

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Blending Methods - 41

In this episode we discuss the difference between blending tools such as a colour shaper, paper blender and even your...

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HB or 2B? Pencils Explained - 40

In this episode we discuss the different types of graphite pencil leads which leads to a very confused Steve! We also...

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Art College vs Self Taught - 36

In this episode, we discuss is it really worth going to art college with so much material available online? Colin...

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Free-hand help - 35

In this episode, we discuss what can help improve your free-hand drawing. We answer your questions including how big...

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Fantasy Land - 34

In this episode we talk Goblins, Bunnies and Squirrels as Colin talks about turning his hand to drawing fantasy. We...

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"Hello Colin!" - Painting Live on TV - 32

We talk about Colin's TV appearances which include having to paint a pastel pencil picture LIVE in just 30 minutes....

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Showing your work to others - a bonus or a necessity? - 31

Is it wrong to have a child-like "look at what I've done" feeling after producing a piece of artwork? We talk about...

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Denise's Letter - 30

In our new Friday slot, we read out a lovely letter from a Denise filled with questions and her story. We also...

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The Mystery of Pastel Boards - 20

In a surprise visit back to Broadstairs, Colin and Steve reunite to bring you episode 20 where we discuss the...

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Live from London & Broadstairs - 19

In this cross-town/city podcast, we speak to Colin in Broadstairs from Steve's office in London. We discuss the...

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Best and Worst Dems... - 18

Colin talks about the best and worst demonstrations he's done over the years, we ramble on about always being...

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Pen & Ink - 17

We mix it up this week by talking about Colin's experience with Pen & Ink. We also discuss how he developed Sepia...

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