Draw a Tiger using just 6 Pastel Pencils
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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
4.4 (11 ratings)
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2,225 students enrolled
Created by Colin Bradley Art
Last updated 12/2018
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Price: Free
This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • 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

Requirements
  • 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)
Description

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.

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.

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
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 01:25:56
+ Introduction
1 lecture 00:37

This picture requires only 6 pastel pencils. I choose to use the Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil Range but I have attached a Faber-Castell Colour Chart in the resources section if you wish to use another brand or see the colours. 

Here are the pencils used:

  • 101 white

  • 184 dark naples ochre

  • 186 terracotta

  • 273 warm grey

  • 176 van dyke brown

  • 199 black

The Pastel Paper I use is Sand Coloured Ingres Pastel Paper by Fabriano. You can find pads of 30 sheets on Amazon or our own art store.

In the resources you will find the Outline Drawing and Reference Picture. You can print the outline drawing straight to pastel paper via your printer or use tracedown carbon paper to trace the image onto your pastel paper. We have also included a Faber-Castell Colour Chart if you want to use another brand of pastel pencil and compare colours.

To learn more about the materials used please see part 1.

Introduction
00:37
+ Video Lessons
5 lectures 01:25:04

In this course you will learn to draw a Tiger Portrait, the course is split into parts. Here's Part 1.

You will find the outline drawing, reference picture and pencil numbers in the Introduction Section.

Part 1
19:33

This is Part 2 of the course. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Part 2
19:02

This is Part 3 of the course. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Part 3
19:46

This is Part 4 of the course. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Part 4
15:05

This is Part 5, the final part of the course. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Part 5
11:38
+ Summary - Share Your Work
1 lecture 00:15

Please see the article for more information in how to get in touch with us.

Sharing your work
00:15