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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.

This Animal Starter Course includes 5 Subjects that you will learn to draw using Pastel Pencil Techniques and is designed for all levels. The 5 Subjects included are:

  • Barn Owl
  • Laying Dog
  • Siamese Kitten
  • Grey Wolf
  • Mother and Baby Penguin

We 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.

Colin walks you through step by step with Video instruction how to draw each stage. You’ll learn how to build colours and create a piece of art you can be proud of.

Each subject contains a series of Video Lessons breaking down the subject into bitesize chunks that you can follow and return to with ease.

If you’ve 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’ll learn

  • Use Pastel Pencil Techniques to draw realistic Animal Paintings
  • Apply the light to dark rule when layering pastel tones
  • Draw a variety of domestic and wild animals


  • Selection of Pastel Pencils (Faber-Castell is what Colin uses and refers to)
  • Pastel Paper – Colin uses Sand Coloured Ingres Fabriano Paper A4 (the raised tooth side of the paper)
  • Eraser

Course Curriculum

Welcome FREE 00:02:00
Barn Owl
Introduction FREE 00:05:00
The Head 00:13:00
Body and Feet Part 1 00:20:00
The Body and Feet 00:40:00
Tree Trunk 00:21:00
Background 00:10:00
Laying Dog
Introduction 00:04:00
Head 00:19:00
Eyes 00:13:00
Body and Nose 00:15:00
Background 00:18:00
Siamese Kitten
Siamese Kitten Part 1 00:26:00
Siamese Kitten Part 2 00:29:00
Siamese Kitten Part 3 00:22:00
Siamese Kitten Part 4 00:30:00
Siamese Kitten Part 5 00:29:00
Siamese Kitten Part 6 00:30:00
Grey Wolf
Grey Wolf Part 1 00:26:00
Grey Wolf Part 2 00:33:00
Grey Wolf Part 3 00:41:00
Grey Wolf Part 4 00:42:00
Mother and Baby Penguin
Mother and Baby Penguin Part 1 00:34:00
Mother and Baby Penguin Part 2 00:33:00
Mother and Baby Penguin Part 3 00:18:00
Mother and Baby Penguin Part 4 00:30:00
Mother and Baby Penguin Part 5 00:22:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We make the payment process easy for you. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. We use the latest SSL encryption for all transactions, so your order is safe and secure.

After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.

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