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Follow me as I guide you through this portrait of a beautiful Black Labrador. I focus on creating contrast, depth and values. (Making sure the darks are dark enough and lights light enough).


From the initial line art, to the finished portrait; this 5.5 hour real time tutorial with my voiceover, takes you through layering and blending pastel pencils on Pastelmat to create a realistic looking portrait. 
The video is split into 2 sections so you can watch at your own pace. 


Suitable for all abilities, created in a manageable length of time, for you to be able to immerse yourself in the piece, without being tight for time.

Upon purchasing this tutorial, you'll recieve a PDF file containing 2 individual links to videos on a private youtube channel, the reference photo, a line drawing and a full material list. It will be available, once downloaded, for as long as you need it.




101 - White 103 - ivory 113 118 132 - light flesh 140 - light ultra marine 157 170 175 - dark sepia 176 - van dyck brown

177 - walnut brown 181 - paynes grey 182 - brown ochre 183 - light yellow ochre 187 199 - black 230 - cold grey i 233 - cold greyiv 270 - warm grey i 273 - warm grey iv 283 - burnt siena

Faber Castell Pitt Pastel pencils

other materials used stabilo legacy eraser soft paint brush swordfish ikon pencil sharpener Extra materials not used in this, but could be slice tool tombow mono eraser (circle end)

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (360gsm) i used a sheet of white pastelmat I had cut down to 17.5cm x 25cm


Black Lab Tutorial

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