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How to Draw Lions, Tigers and Bears using Pastel Pencils

Learn how to draw three stunning animal pictures using Pastel Pencils - an easy to pick up art medium that anyone can do

4.79 / 5.0
148 students9 hours 49 minutes

Created by Colin Bradley School of Art, offered on Udemy

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4.9/10

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5.3/10

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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 a range of pastel pencils to create 3 stunning animal pictures!

  • Tiger at Rest

  • Thirsty Lioness

  • Brown Bear

I believe these 3 subjects are a great combination of learning techniques for drawing beautiful wild animals. You will learn how to draw long and short fur, incredible realistic detailed animals as well as detailed and impressionistic backgrounds.

There are techniques in all 3 pictures that I feel a student will pick up and be able to apply the same techniques to their own work.

For all pictures I use Sand Coloured Fabriano Ingres Paper, this is a great neutral tone and works so well for all kinds of subjects. It is ideal for someone fairly new to pastel pencil work as you can erase so easily on the paper. I also use Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils and refer to these throughout the course. You can of course use any materials that you wish to use.

I would recommend this course for intermediate level artists. Perhaps you have tried my free courses and want to venture into the next level up or have already used Pastel Pencils before.

If you are just starting out with pastel pencils let me not discourage you from giving this subject a go, you will certainly learn a lot from the lessons and hopefully enjoy it as you do!

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

I walk you through step by step with Video instruction how to draw each stage. You'll learn techniques behind drawing wild animals and create pictures you can be proud of.

I 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 that you can transfer to your own pictures then this course is for you.

What you will learn

  • How to use Pastel Pencil Techniques to Draw Lions, Tigers and Bears!
  • Apply the light to dark rule when layering pastel tones
  • Be able to apply the techniques learnt to their own pictures
  • Easy to copy techniques with step by step videos

Requirements

  • Selection of Pastel Pencils (Faber-Castell is what Colin uses and refers to)
  • Pastel Paper - Colin uses Sand Coloured Fabriano Ingres Paper
  • Colour Shaper Blending Tool (We recommend to have a grey chisel size 2 shaper at least. See the materials lecture for more information on shapers)
  • Eraser (we recommend a double ended eraser - one with a soft and hard end)
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  • Price: $29.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 9 hours 49 minutes
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