techniques podcasts

Live at Patchings Art Festival - 78

Recorded live at Patchings Art Festival in Nottinghamshire, UK. Colin discusses dispersing Pastel Dust from your...

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Cows & Meadows - 77

This week Steve and Colin discuss the process of applying a background before or after a picture depending on the...

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Think of Your 10th Picture - 76

Colin talks about the magic of the pastel pencil and just how quickly you can progress and improve. Follow Colin’s...

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Rainbows and Mount Board - 75

This week we record an outside broadcast (video available on youtube). Colin discusses an interesting way of drawing...

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Mounting Miniatures - 74

This week we talk miniature art. Colin discusses how on earth to create the impression of detail in miniature...

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Hidden Talents - 73

Colin talks about a new product added to our store, the Creative Studio Soft Pastel Set. We read out the story we...

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Subduing Colours - 72

This week we discuss building up colours with various base colours: white, ivory, cool greys and warm greys. We talk...

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Long Fur & Tricky Reds - 70

This week we reveal 3 brand new projects coming to members of Colin Bradley Art. We answer more of your questions...

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3 Shades of Fur - 69

This week we help send you to sleep with more pastel pencil tips and advice. Colin offers up his advice for drawing a...

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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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Pan, Palette, Paper - 66

This week we talk about the big change at Colin Bradley Art. Colin talks about using Pan Pastels with Pastel Pencils....

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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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Painting on Canvas - 61

We talk about using Pastel Pencils on canvas and Colin’s experience with oil and acrylic on canvas. We discuss using...

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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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