Draw a Tiger using just 6 Pastel Pencils
- 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)
- 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.
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.
- 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
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:
184 dark naples ochre
273 warm grey
176 van dyke brown
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.