techniques podcasts

Protecting Your Work - 121

Colin discusses how to protect your work when you’re either putting it away or transporting it around. We also...

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Zipping Whiskers - 120

In our new studio, Colin talks a little about his new Cartoon projects as well as - alternatives to fixing - what to...

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Colours in Reference Photos - 119

What’s the difference between using Inscribe and Polychromos Pastel Sticks? Colin discusses inking cartoons in his...

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Animal Hair vs Human Hair - 118

What’s the difference in drawing human hair and drawing animal hair/fur? Colin describes how the technique differs...

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Live Broadcast 5th March - 117

Recorded live on 5th March. Colin and Steve discuss developing your own style, reducing stress through art and give...

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Colouring Pencils vs Pastel Pencils - 116

What’s the difference between Colouring pencils and Pastel Pencils? We compare how to use the two mediums and the...

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Infinite Patience - 115

Do you rush your artwork? Colin talks about a psychological approach to your picture in order to keep it interesting...

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Vintage Scenes - 114

We discuss using slightly different tones to create a vintage look in landscapes. We also talk about how to create a...

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Soft Pastels vs Pastel Pencils - 113

What’s the difference between Soft Pastels and Pastel Pencils? One of our questions this week promotes a good...

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Simple Backgrounds - 112

Colin discusses various backgrounds that you can apply to animal pictures and how to stop them looking like they’re...

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Art Therapy - 111

Colin shares his story of where Art acted as Therapy for him in his life. On a different subject, Colin offers his...

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Drawing Male Portraits - 110

How do you draw male portraits? Colin offers up his tips for tackling a different skin complexion, blemishes, beards...

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Rules of Landscapes - 109

Trees, Water, Sky, Distance, Perspective, Harmony… This week Colin discusses what he thinks are sort of “rules” of...

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Key to Drawing Eyes - 108

This week Colin offers his advice for drawing light and dark fur on a Tabby Cat. He also describes how best to draws...

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Colour Charcoal Pencils - 107

This week Colin explains the origins of being discovered by Schwan Stabilo. We also discuss various experiences with...

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Tracing with Carbons - 106

This week we discuss tracing using carbons and the various methods, pencils and techniques you can use. We mention...

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Giving a Demonstration - 105

This week Colin gives advice to those being asked to demonstrate for their local art group. We also talk about the...

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Colour Harmony - 104

This week we discuss mixing colours and joining different colours with similar tones. How to do you keep the harmony...

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Animal Composition - 103

This week we discuss how to best compose your animal portraits. Colin explains how he generally adjusts his...

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Sepia & Grey Tones - 102

How do you make a picture tell a story? Colin discusses how he creates a story in his landscapes packed with...

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