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Max Redux – Pastel Beagle

No, not a new breed of beagle but my first beagle in pastel pencil. Because I took so long to finish Paula’s portrait of Max that she won the auction for (blame holidays and a horsefly), I decided to draw … Continue reading

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Cretacolor Hard Pastels

  Another welcome birthday gift  – a box of 72 Cretacolor Hard Pastels. Well-presented in a sturdy cardboard box and the pastel information below each pastel. A great range of colours and the dense laydown of pastel without the dust … Continue reading

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Jackson’s Soft Pastels

Jackson’s Art Supplies also do their own range of art materials and quite often when I visit there I see their bargain box of 12 half-stick pastels at £1.00. So, I bought 2 of the small boxes for my boys … Continue reading

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Strathmore Pastel Paper

If there are, and I sincerely hope there are otherwise this is the modern equivalent of being locked into a padded cell, readers of this blog then you’ll know that I have come to prefer pastel paper for drawing with … Continue reading

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Daler-Rowney Murano Pastel Paper

I increasingly prefer using pastel paper for coloured pencil pieces. It generally comes in a variety of colours, has a good tooth for holding the pigment and is tough and durable. Daler-Rowney’s Murano paper was the first one I tried … Continue reading

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‘Ear ‘Ear!

I thought it might be helpful to show you a beagle ear step-by-step, plus it will remind me what I did! Step 1 – I start by covering the whole ear with short even strokes of Yellowed Orange.     … Continue reading

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‘Brodie’ Latest Progress

A lovely Saturday spent on my couch with my pencils and this is the latest progress. I did a quick revision of the muzzle first adding some darker brown as I noticed that the real-life Brodie has a much dark … Continue reading

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‘Brodie’ Update

I have been working on Brodie’s muzzle. Using white, clay rose, sepia, 50% French Rose and touches of black in short strokes, I have built up the fur on the underside of her mouth. I first, though, drew in the … Continue reading

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‘Brodie’

It’s about time that I got my ass back in the coloured pencil saddle and what better subject than the reason that I have been out of the saddle for so long – my lovely beagle puppy Brodie. After taunting … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Over at Big Tattoo Planet, a forum for tattoo fans, enthusiasts and artists, there are a lot of budding tattoo apprentices and would-be apprentices. Therefore you find a lot of members posting their artwork, tattoo inspired or not. Some get … Continue reading

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