Draw a Tiger using just 6 Pastel Pencils

Learn to use Pastel Pencils to draw a Tiger Portrait. No Free Hand Drawing Required. Ideal for absolute beginner artists
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How To Use Pastel Pencil Techniques to draw a Tiger Portrait
Applying the light to dark rule when layering pastel tones
To apply the techniques to their own pictures and animal paintings


  • 6 Pastel Pencils (Faber-Castell Pitt is what Colin uses and refers to - 101 white, 184 dark naples ochre, 186 terracotta, 273 warm grey, 176 van dyke brown and 199 black.)
  • Pastel Paper - Colin uses Sand Coloured Ingres Fabriano Paper A4 (the raised tooth side of the paper)
  • Eraser
  • Colour Shaper Blending Tool (Optional - we recommend a grey chisel size 2 shaper)


In my 30+ Years of Teaching Experience I have found that Pastel Pencils is the by far the easiest art medium to pick up and learn.

In this course you will learn how to use just 6 pastel pencils to create a stunning Tiger Portrait.

This course is designed for all levels including absolute beginners.

Because you only need 6 pencils to get started with this picture it makes an ideal project for beginner artists. Once you have completed this picture you can move onto our more advanced classes.

We provide you with an outline drawing so that you do not have to draw free hand. Trace this through to your paper or print it straight out using your printer.

Colin walks you through step by step with Video instruction how to draw each stage.

You'll learn techniques behind drawing fur, eyes, ears and more. You'll create a piece of art you can be proud of and hang on your wall.

We have broken the course down into bitesize chunks that you can follow and return to with ease.

If you love drawing and want to discover easy techniques to create stunning art then this course is for you.

Get started today!

Who this course is for:

  • Absolute Beginner Artists
  • Students with some drawing experience wishing to use pastel pencils
  • Artists that wish to learn Colin's self taught pastel pencil techniques in their own work


Pastel Pencil Artist and Teacher
Colin Bradley School of Art
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Colin Bradley became a professional artist in 1982 and opened his gallery in Broadstairs the same year. With 35+ years experience, 30,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 3 million views, his teaching has inspired people all around the world. Over the years, Colin has developed a range of unique techniques which you won’t find anywhere else.

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