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Online course
Hyper-realistic drawing with soft pastels

COURSE PREVIEW

The complete course consists of four levels, organised according to the level of difficulty. You can buy the full course at once or follow each level individually  according to your needs and skills.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

If you enrol on the full course, once completed, you can request a Certificate of completion named and signed by the teacher.

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15 HOURS

OF VIDEO CONTENT

70 HOURS

OF COURSE COMPLETION

4 LEVELS

THEMATIC

DOWNLOADABLE

RESOURCES

ASSISTANCE

AND CORRECTIONS

The hyper-realistic pastel drawing online course is dedicated to those who want to learn and deepen the soft pastel technique, and is suitable for both beginners and students with an intermediate or advanced level.
During the course, topics such as: the colour, the textures, the plumage, the animal fur and the complete portrait, through the development of targeted drawings.
For advice from the teacher on which path to follow, you can contact her via the dedicated page.

The lessons are recorded in High Definition. They are in Italian and have English subtitles. You can enrol up directly on the artist's Patreon channel, deciding whether to opt for the subscription formula or whether to purchase individual lessons.

The basics of pastel drawing

The purpose of the first level is to provide all the foundations and tools necessary to tackle the entire path. It's an indispensable level to understand the functioning and use of materials in different circumstances and to learn how to create shades and glazes with soft pastels.

The lessons contained in the level are as follows:

  • Tools and materials (with practical exercise to become familiar with crayons)

  • How to trace with two different methods

  • How to choose colors to reproduce an image

  • First practical work: hyper-realistic drawing of a simple subject (in this case a pair of cherries)

LEVEL DETAILS

Level 1

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Content

2,5 h

Completion time

10 h

5/10

Difficulty

Suitable for

Beginners

Language

Italian

Subtitles

English

Colors, textures and plumage

STILL LIFE & PLUMAGE
The purpose of the second level is to address different themes, such as: the use of colour, the creation of different textures and the creation of plumage, drawing two different subjects: a bouquet of flowers and a Kingfisher.

The lessons contained in the level are as follows:

  • Preparatory phase, to prepare the documents before starting to work on the level drawings.

  • Still life: flowers, to work with different colors, learn to render the transparencies and textures of the petals and test ourselves with small spaces rich in details.

  • Plumage: Kingfisher, to address the theme of texture on feathers, short fur and reflections.

LEVEL DETAILS

Level 2

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Content

4 h

Completion time

22 h

7/10

Difficulty

Suitable for

Intermediate

Language

Italian

Subtitles

English

Animals and fur

THE DOG & THE CAT
In the third level, we face one of the most requested and complex textures: the fur.
The level is entirely dedicated to the drawings of two animals (dog and cat), to learn how to work on multiple levels and create the effect of the softness of animal fur. In this level, we also work on anthracite paper; this allows us to understand how to work on dark backgrounds, particularly suitable for the soft pastel technique.

The lessons contained in the level are as follows:

  • Preparatory phase, to prepare all the stuffs we need before starting to work.

  • The coat: dog. Lesson subject: a Beagle.

  • The fur: cat. to understand how to make the fur texture soft and give depth to the feline look.

LEVEL DETAILS

Level 3

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Content

4 h

Completion time

24 h

8/10

Difficulty

Suitable for

Intermediate

Language

Italian

Subtitles

English

The portrait

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN
The fourth level is entirely dedicated to creating a complete portrait, so that you can apply what you have learned in the previous levels and complete a portrait from top to bottom.
The Level 4 subject is a young woman with curly hair; a highly requested process to learn how to create the movement of a wavy hairstyle, understand how to make the most of the complexion and work on the anatomical parts of the face and hands.

The lessons contained in the level are as follows:

  • Preparatory phase, to prepare the project before starting work on the drawing to be carried out.

  • The complete portrait, divided into three parts (the hair, the face and the part dedicated to the bust and hands)

LEVEL DETAILS

Level 4

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Content

4,5 h

Completion time

20 h

10/10

Difficulty

Suitable for

Advanced

Language

Italian

Subtitles

English

Frequent questions

Materials list

In order to take the online pencil drawing course you will need to purchase some materials.

The list is public and contains all the links to buy the materials online.

Have a look at the list to find out what materials you need and to compare any materials you may need to integrate with those you already own.

COMPLETE COURSE 

or single lessons.

See the different options to purchase the course on Patreon.

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Not sure which is the best level for your drawing experience? Contact the teacher

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