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Choppy Seas - 68

This week we talk about what pencil to use for your outline drawings. We also discuss the many options for...

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Victorian Children - 67

This week we dissect Colin’s latest picture “Victorian Children” which is taken from Victorian Children with Puppy by...

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Watercolour Wash - 65

We cram in as many questions as possible this week. Colin discusses going around the edges of a subject in a pastel...

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the “Bradley Squiggle” - 64

This week we discuss: ways of storing and transporting pastel pencils. Can you paint Animals in Watercolour? Can you...

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Blending Tools - 63

We talk about the feeling of making a picture come “alive”. How do you get a “smooth” blending look with Pastel? We...

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Inspiration - 62

What goes into preparing a picture? We pick Colin’s brains and ask some fascinating questions about his background...

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Turning Professional - 60

In this episode, we talk about combining different makes of pastel pencils and increasing your range. We discuss...

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FrankenColin - 59

In this episode, we listen to your voice messages! You can submit a voice message using the button on our website....

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Shiny Fruit - 58

This week we talk about drawing fruit and especially shiny fruit like cherries & grapes. Colin also gives advice on...

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Warmer or Cooler Colours - 57

This week we take some more questions including what subjects are best to start off with and why picking a harder...

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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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