Pastel Fixative – spray test – what works – stop pastels smudging

Lots have opinions on the topic of Pastel fixatives – and lots of beginners get confused – so hope this video helps.

I know many like a certain brand of fixative and say how it never alters tones etc but I have now spent close to £80+ on different fixatives people have recommended (i dont show them all) and when I test them almost all are terrible.

So I wont be trying anymore unless people can show them actually working as they should in a test like mine – hope this helps people out – there is 1 good product amongst them 😉

could this be the solution to stop pastels smudging?

 

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How to Draw a Horse Using Pastels

Hi everyone – I have just uploaded this short video – How to Draw a Horse Using Pastels.

Hope you find it of use, the horse can be a very difficult subject to draw.

There is a full version – 2  1/2 hours long on my Patreon wildlife art channel – packed with details, tips etc

 

Pastel Painting animals – Gorilla

HI everyone – just uploaded a new short video Pastel Painting Animals – compressed my 3 hour Gorilla tutorial from my Patreon art channel – to just a few minuted on YouTube.

FREE Wildlife Reference Photos

Lots of talk on the social media sites about copyright free reference photos and how they are sometimes not as copyright free as you might think.

Well I can only speak for myself – mine are absolutely fine to use to draw and paint from to sell your work etc no worries at all.

always have been (for YEARS) always will be.

watch my video for more details and to get this weeks free reference photos + line art.

How to sharpen pastel pencils

Check out my latest youtube video which demystifies pastels – how to sharpen pastel pencils.

Hope this makes it much easier to understand for all the pastel pencil beginners out there.

New short oil painting video – Meerkat

New short oil painting video – Meerkat

long version on my patreon art channel – https://www.patreon.com/wildlifeart

How to draw for beginners

Hi everyone I have just uploaded a new YouTube video – How to draw for beginners – in this video I show how I use proportional dividers to create a drawing ready for my oil painting.

By using proportional dividers you ensure all the parts are in the correct places and it really teaches you how to draw freehand in the future by comparing one area next to another

hope you find it of use