techniques podcasts

Colour Picking - 101

This week is a marathon Q & A session. We discuss the dangers of using different coloured papers for various...

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Impressionistic Strokes - 100

In episode 100 we invite a special guest on the show. We discuss “the early years”, contemporary art, manifesting...

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Reflections in Water - 96

This week we talk about how to do reflections in water. We also discuss various ways of tackling larger pictures, do...

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Workshops - 97

This week we talk about Colin’s experience with doing workshops. Which were the most popular subjects and how many...

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Increasing Contrast - 95

How do you increase the contrast of your paintings? Colin talks you through the basics of achieving this across your...

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Drawing Trees - 94

This week Colin discusses in detail how to tackle trees using Pastel Pencils. We also discuss using reference...

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Your Mind's Eye - 93

This week we talk about how important keeping your reference picture close to your painting is. Colin talks about how...

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Preventing Smudging - 92

This week Colin discusses how you can accidentally end up smudging your work and how to prevent this from happening....

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Pressure Scale - 91

How to you make facial features look feminine or masculine? Colin discusses the finesse behind drawing women and the...

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Angles and Tones - 89

This week we discuss the basics of drawing and understanding tones with reference to Colin’s new Figure Drawing...

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Practice Pieces - 88

This week Colin discusses when you make a mistake, not only how to rescue the picture but also to look at it in a...

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Grids & Marionettes - 87

This we talk about various methods for proportioning out your pictures using grids. We give advice for demonstrating...

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Skin Tones - 86

This week Colin covers, doing backgrounds on crisp pictures, cutting paper down to size and varying skin tones with...

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Tones in Landscapes - 85

This week, we discuss using warmer and cooler tones in landscape pictures. Colin discusses tackling Shiny Coats in...

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Live from Westminster - 84

We record live from Westminster, London to answer more of your questions and make some special announcements. Colin...

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Using Chalk Dust - 83

What subjects should you start off doing in pastel pencils? Colin gives his recommendations. We discuss what range of...

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No Looking Back - 82

It’s story time this week on Colin Bradley Art Cast. We ask Colin at which point did he switch from doing art as a...

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Background Base Colours - 81

This week Colin discusses how to use the grey and ivory colour shapers to achieve different blends with pastel...

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Increasing Your Confidence - 80

We talk about how drawing a wider range of subjects can vastly improve what you love to draw most. We answer your...

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Juicy Peach, Juicy Nose - 79

We answer your questions which include drawing a moonlight scene and using colour shapers with soft pastel. We reveal...

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