Frequently Asked Questions

Pastels

How dark should your underlayer be?


In this video I discuss Pastel underlayers - How dark to go and also tips for adding details on top.




How to use blending tools & which work best


In these videos I show you how I use pastel blending tools and which work best. More tools options




How to layer Pastel Pencils over soft Pastels


In this video I show you How to layer Pastel Pencils over soft Pastels - using PanPastel, Unison, Faber Castell.




Save your ruined pastel


I show you how to remove pastel




Storing soft pastels


This is how I store my pastel sticks




Pastel primers


Best primers to make pastel paper at home




Pastel Supplies


Basic supplies




Best Pastel Pencils


pastel pencils reviewed




Best Pastel Papers


a review of various pastel papers




Soft Pastels


Soft pastels reviewed




Sharpen pastel pencils


how to sharpen pencils, various methods




Sharpen Pastel pencils - crank handle





Starting pastels - what you need to buy


what you need to know to start




Sharpen pastels by hand





More pastel pencils reviewed





Pastel Papers





Best black pastel pencils





PanPastel toold vs make up tools





Make pastelmat board from paper





Pick the right paper colour for pet portraits





How to tone Pastelmat paper





Pastel fixatives





Pastel fixative - spectrafix





Pastels - are they toxi






Oils

Oil painting for beginners - what you need to buy?


Are you confused about "what oil paints to buy" ? here I discuss oil painting supplies, including oil paints, painting canvas, mediums, thinners, brushes etc




How to mix colour with Oils and Acrylic paint


In this video on How to mix any colour with oil and acrylic paint, I show you the simple oil painting techniques, I use to match any colour.




How to varnish an Oil painting


Varnish an oil painting - this works on alkyd oils, and acrylic paintings too.




Glazing for Oil paintings


Glazing Oil painting technique - How to use Liquin




How to paint wet on wet


How to paint wet on wet in Oils.




Preparing a canvas ready to paint with Oils


Sealing the drawing and tonal under-painting




How to paint a tonal under painting


In this video I show you how to paint a tonal under painting.




Glazing fur 15 min lesson





How to paint feathers - 30 min lesson





How to paint an Elephant - 30 min lesson





Painting dark to light





how to paint eyes - lesson





Make a palette at home





Black fur - acrylics vs oils






General

How to pick the correct colour background for your subjects


In this video I show you how to pick the right coloured background for your pet portraits and wildlife art.




How to find the actual colours in your reference photos


A step by step guide using Pixlr Using Pixlr Using Photoshop





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