techniques podcasts

Photography Ninjas - 1

In this first episode, we discuss what "aperture" is, Attenborough documentaries, Matt's obsession with trees and the...

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Boats at Rest - 140

Following on from last week's podcast, we discuss the next new picture added to the website "Boats at Rest". This...

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Making a Picture Your Own - 139

In this week's show we discuss how the same picture can be done by 2 people and still look completely different. How...

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Paintbrushes - 138

In this episode Colin discusses the various paintbrushes he uses with watercolour paintings. We also discuss how best...

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Teaching an Art Class - 137

Colin tells us about the first art group that he taught to use the pastel pencils. It's an amusing story which we can...

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Watercolour Pencils & Pen and Ink - 136

In this episode, Colin share’s his experience with using watercolour pencils and pen and ink together. He discusses...

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Free Hand Drawing - 135

In this episode, Colin offers his advice for using drawing aids to draw free hand and how to ensure that the pictures...

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Create an Illusion - 134

In this podcast, Colin talks about his African Mother and Child Picture where he used several techniques to create...

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Wildlife Backgrounds - 133

How do you pick a background for your wildlife painting? Colin talks about the various options you have for choosing...

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Animal Fur - 132

Colin and Steve discuss how to draw animal fur. Colin recommends what base colours to use for different tones of fur...

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Portrait Base Colours - 131

This week Colin gives his advice using white as a base colour including tips on how to get the white strong on the...

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Drawing Pets & Relatives - 130

This week we answer your questions including putting white over darker colours or making it appear that way using...

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Aquarelle Graphite Pencils - 129

Colin talks about how he used Faber-Castell's Aquarelle Graphite Pencils to produce some stunning pictures. We talk...

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Drawing Cartoons - 128

How do you draw cartoons? Colin talks about how to put your own stamp on cartoons and where his inspiration came from.

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Using Highlights for Impressionism - 127

This week we discuss using highlights and shadows to create the impression especially for fine detail in artwork. We...

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Commission Work - 126

We discuss the pros and cons to doing commission work. Colin offers his advice for what questions to ask, subjects to...

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Escaping Reality - 125

This week we discuss how to put your own interpretation on artwork and what it's like to "lose" yourself in your art....

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Mixing Pastel & Watercolour Pencils - 124

Can you mix Watercolour Pencils with Pastel Pencils? This is just one of the questions Colin answers this week. We...

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Criticism - 123

Have you ever had a bad experience with an art teach? We discuss just how destructive criticism can be. Do you find...

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Watercolour Pencils - 122

Colin talks about different types of coloured pencils and watercolour pencils. He also offers up some tips on...

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