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Tutorials

A selection of hand picked tutorials, giving you quality guidance, whether you’re beginner or expert.
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Pet Portrait using Animal 36 Set

A real time ‘Paint Along’ style demonstration allowing you to work along with me to create this dog portrait in pastel.
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Sunset Landscape in Pastel

A real time 2 hour demonstration where you can work along with me to create your own ‘Dunluce Castle’ landscape.
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How to Create Tiny Figures on a Landscape

Learn how to add tiny figures to your landscape, using a combination of pastels and pastel pencils.

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Pastel Techniques - Sunset Sky - Stage 1

How to work with layers to create dramatic artwork. Sunset clouds.

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Pastel Techniques - Sunset Sky - Stage 2

Step by step guide and tutorial using Unison Pastels on Pastel Mat paper.

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Pastel Techniques - Sunset Sky - Stage 3

How to create cloud edges using colour shaper tool with layers of Unison pastel.

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Drawing a Rose in Pastel - Part 1

Painting a rose in pastel, using Unison Colour Greys, and the Denise Findlay Workshop Set.

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Drawing a Rose in Pastel - Part 2

Painting a rose in pastel, using Unison Colour Greys, and the Denise Findlay Workshop Set.

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Drawing a Rose in Pastel - Part 3

Painting a rose in pastel, using Unison Colour Greys, and the Denise Findlay Workshop Set.

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Drawing a Rose in Pastel - Part 4

Painting a rose in pastel, using Unison Colour Greys, and the Denise Findlay Workshop Set.

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Goat in Soft Pastel - Part 1

Part 1 of Emma’s ‘Paint Along’ demo of a goat in soft pastel.

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Goat in Soft Pastel - Part 2

Part 2 of Emma’s ‘Paint Along’ demo of a goat in soft pastel.

Video frame from Nina's tutorial video.
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Tropical beach Pastel Demonstration

I’ve been working on a theme, views I like to be in, it’s been lovely to indulge a few beautiful beach scenes while I’m unable to enjoy a beach walk myself. A friend’s beautiful holiday photos inspired this gorgeous scene. It’s a beach in Kenya and is just the perfect beach view.

I’ve used Faber Castel Pitt Pastel Pencils to draw it out, then built up colour with Unison pastels. I’ve used water to liquify the pastels and a large paint brush. You can wait for it to dry or work into it while wet, it’s personal choice, have a go at both.

If you’re interested in creating perspective in your pastels, look at single point perspective on the internet, that will give you a few tips. I look at angles on the paper, use a pencil to help me see the angle and then recreate that same angle on my pastel.

A good tip is to turn the pastel upside down and look at it to see if you’ve missed anything, comparing it to the photo you then see shapes rather than just the subject.

It’s always good to have break from your work so that you come back to it with fresh eyes. Tea breaks are recommended!

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Great Lilly Cottage

A view from Great Lilly Cottage.

In this video I’m working on art spectrum paper and I’m using unison pastels with a selection of pastel pencils.

I use alcohol spray to liquefy the pastel to create a base layer on which to work. It’s all about contrast, having the darks on which to place the light sparkles.

I’ve been enjoying travelling the countryside looking for beautiful views and this little gate and the view beyond it caught my eye.

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Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

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