TEACHING ON PATREON
As a fulltime artist, part of my job is to teach and guide other likeminded artists the complexity of coloured pencils, using everything I’ve learnt over the years to help take their drawing skills to the next level. I use online teaching platforms, such as Patreon and YouTube, to share professional coloured pencil techniques through a range of tutorials, creative business guidance to help turn a hobby into a career, vlogs, top tips and 1 to 1 critiques. Patreon is a paid subscription based platform, which you can cancel at any time.
Shorter tutorials aimed at beginners, or those who want to focus on specific techniques or practice drawing certain features through small scale studies
These videos include my honest reviews on arty materials / equipment, from packaging, pencils, paper and anything you'd find in an art studio!
Longer tutorials split into multiple parts aimed at more advanced level artists. These tutorials will cover professional coloured pencil techniques by guiding you through step-by-step an entire drawing, start to finish.
ART BUSINESS TIPS BLOGS
Through monthly blogs, I talk about everything you need to know to start up and run a successful creative business and all the things that come with being a professional artist.
ONE-TO-ONE TUTORING, CRITQUE
Personal feedback and tutoring sessions, aimed to improve your understanding of the medium and techniques, which can be applied to future drawings. I like to develop personal, friendly relationships with my Patrons and create a sense of community with other like-minded artists.
Having been on Patreon for over a year now, I have over 100 tutorials, and hours and hours’ worth of valuable content, which can elevate your art business and improve your coloured pencil techniques. I love building relationships with each of my Patrons. Seeing their work and confidence develop is something I find highly rewarding. I feel extremely proud to have built a community of likeminded artists, who all share a love for drawing, animals and coloured pencils. If this sounds like something of interest, don't hesitate to click below to visit my Patreon page.
BEGINNER TUTORIALS, FOCUS TUTORIALS & BEHIND-THE-SCENES
On my Patreon, you can join one of three Tiers, all specifically designed to suit different abilities. Tier 1 is aimed at beginner artists, who want to learn the basics of coloured pencils and learn some easier techniques, through focus tutorials. The focus tutorials are small studies of animal eyes, noses, ears, fur types, and whiskers etc., aimed to build up confidence through smaller studies before attempting a full portrait. Through my Patreon, you will gain exclusive access to behind-the-scenes work, including a first look at what I’m working on and art studio tours.
Along with the previous content, Tier 2 will give you access to an extra focus tutorial per month, along with a materials video, where I try a range of tools, surfaces, pencils and more, giving my honest opinions and reviews. I occasionally sway to more business or technique based videos, like how to set up and run an Etsy shop and how to choose initial base layer colours.
IN-DEPTH TUTORIALS, 1 TO 1 CRITIQUE & ART BUSINESS TIPS BLOGS
Tier 3 is the top tier on my Patreon where you can gain exclusive access to ALL of my content each month. Along with everything else, you will gain access to one in-depth start to finish tutorial each month, where I complete an entire portrait, breaking the tutorial down into different parts so you can complete it in stages. Each month, I write an art business tips blog, discussing various aspects of starting, running and developing a creative business, sharing what I’ve learned over the years. I also offer 1 to 1 critique and feedback on a more personal basis, should patrons wish to send me their work. Whether that is work from my tutorials, or their own work, I give my professional guidance, advising any areas of improvement and particular strengths to help them develop and build on their understanding of drawing, coloured pencils and areas of business.
LIST OF TUTORIALS ON PATREON
Click the button below to see a full list of in-depth animal coloured pencil tutorials I offer Patreon. Each tutorial has an attached materials list. This will give you the chance to get the colours you need before starting the tutorial!
As well as Patreon, I have a YouTube channel, full of free coloured pencil animal based tutorials, weekly artist vlogs, top tips videos and general artist related content! Please subscribe to my channel to keep up-to date with my latest work, advice and free tutorials.
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