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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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Fabriano Ingres Pastel Paper

While I have beginning a relationship with pastels, I have been watching a few YouTube videos of the pastel artist Colin Bradley and I noticed that he uses Fabriano Ingres pastel paper, so I thought I would get some. On … Continue reading

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Precious Lucy

A friend asked me to draw her lovely dog, Lucy. It was a bit of a challenge; I hadn’t done a black dog before and my last attempt at a black furry creature (my mischevious, murderous cat Skye) didn’t turn … 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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Derwent Pastel Paper

I promised you, back in March, a proper review so a quick mash-up of my thoughts.   On the 19th of February, Derwent announced the release of their first Pastel Paper pad, especially designed with pastel pencils in mind. They … Continue reading

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CPM Monthly Challenge – June 2013

I previously said that I didn’t have time to submit a entry for the Colored Pencil Magazine Challenge for June and I didn’t. But then, last night two things occurred to me. Firstly, the hourglass that my friend B bought … Continue reading

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Bag of Fun

I’ve been treating myself and stocking up. Derwent brought out a limited edition box of 12 new Coloursoft colours under the banner of ‘Fashion’. They come in lovely tin with an illustration by Niki Pilkington: When you hear ‘Fashion’ you … Continue reading

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March Goodies!

In addition to my new Karisma pencils this month, I bought Derwent’s new Pastel Paper Pad and to make use of the shipping charge, I added in the new Derwent pen style eraser.   On the 19th of February, Derwent … 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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