HOW TO PAINT A DOG NOSE IN ACRYLICS

- How to paint a dog nose in acrylics - When I added my acrylic tier to my Patreon in October this dog nose study was one of the tutorials immediately available. Dog noses are a fundamental element of any pet portrait so it's vital that they are accurate. In this tutorial I show how I tackle dog noses from the base layers to the final details.  Click this thumbnail to watch the tutorial...
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Meet Ronnie

'Meet Ronnie' Fresh off the easel last week was Ronnie the German Shepherd. This portrait required a lot of variation in pencil details to capture all the textures within his fur. I had to start with rich base layers to make sure I captured his beautiful warm colouring within his fur. I used PanPastels for his base layers and that worked really well for the colours I was looking to recreate.&...
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HOW TO DRAW A YELLOW LABRADOR

DRAWING A YELLOW LABRADOR IN PASTELS Yellow Labradors vary considerably. The colours I use for one may be different for another so it will fall down to the individual reference photograph you're working on. An eye dropper tool can really help to pin point which colour you should be using but the most important thing over colour is contrast. Having the lights and darks accurate will make the most ...
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2 NEW TUTORIALS THIS WEEKEND

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY I'm uploading as much content as I can to my Patreon channel. At the moment it's 1 video for each tier every week! That's a lot of content :D This weekend we have... > How to draw a black and white cat in pastels.. AND > How to paint a Pheasant in acrylics.  Drawing black and white fur can be challenging. White fur was one of the more difficult elements I found ...
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HOW TO DRAW A TREE

HOW TO DRAW A TREE IN PASTELS I was asked to create a tutorial showing how to draw a tree. I thought this was a great element for a focus tutorial and over the weekend the 1.5 hour real time tutorial was uploaded to my Patreon channel. I also have a time-lapse version with voice over on my YouTube channel. Just like every tutorial regardless of the subject, topic or medium I am working in I al...
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I draw people to :)

Although I don't advertise it as such, when asked I do draw people to. My first couple of graphite portraits was of family members and once I was confident in capturing skin tones and textures I accepted people commissions. More recently I have been drawing people in colour using pastels. Both graphite and pastels work well but obviously create very different looks. Some reference photos shout for...
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🏞✏ My first landscape ✏🏞

🏞✏ My first landscape ✏🏞 After having a few requests to make a tutorial of a landscape drawing I didn't realise how much I'd enjoy creating it. I have wanted to tackle something like this for a couple of years but always ended up drawing or painting a wildlife subject instead.   The photograph I chose for this drawing was one that demonstrated s...
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2 new tutorials this weekend!

THIS WEEKEND :D I like to upload as much content as I can to my Patreon channel. I promise at least 1 video a month per tier but often upload up to 4. That's a lot of content :).  This weekend I have another two going live. For the pastel tier it's how I created this bluebell background and for acrylics Maisey's ear. Dogs are the most popular subject to draw and now that I have a large ran...
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Painting fur in acrylics

How to paint fur in acrylics? I have just launched my acrylic tier on Patreon. After launching my pastel tier in February this year I have been really excited to offer painting tutorials too. Painting fur can be a challenge but when breaking down your reference photo into layers and smaller more manageable sections it becomes easier, less daunting to tackle.  Each week I upload shorte...
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