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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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Charcoal Pencil - 54

In this episode, we reflect on 2013 and the subjects we’ve covered. Colin talks about what’s coming for 2014 and an...

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Two-Third Rule - 53

In this episode, we touch upon the “business” of art, referring to selling prints and the legalities involved. We...

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Animal Backgrounds - 52

Steve and Father Christmas answer more of your questions in this week’s show. We talk backgrounds and the different...

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Artist’s Block - 51

In this episode we talk about sepia in Pastel Pencils, the problems with switching between subjects and how to tackle...

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Hollyhocks - 50

In this episode, we discuss Colin’s take on Quinton’s Hollyhocks painting and some obstacles he had to overcome. Find...

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Smokey Skies - 49

We answer more of your questions including how to tackle skies in pastel pencils, especially those that appear...

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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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Big Announcments - 45

In this episode, we have 2 BIG announcements launching 2 new services for anyone interested in Watercolour or Pastel...

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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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Tubes or Pans? - 39

In this episode, we talk about the difference in using watercolour pans instead of watercolour tubes. We also discuss...

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All about Watercolour - 38

In this episode, we discuss all things Watercolour. What size painting should you try? What are watercolour pencils...

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