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A pastel pencil affair

Wildlife artist Martin Aveling is hooked on pastel pencils. He shares his thoughts on the versatility of this medium and the techniques he uses in his work

I first discovered pastel pencils as a teenager when my mother gave a set of Derwent pastel pencils. I still recall the tingle down my spine as I opened that fresh new box of so many colours and started to put pencil to paper. I was instantly hooked. The powdery nature of the pastel pencils felt as though it was made for depicting the rough, dusty texture of bones, and yet I was also able to achieve firm lines and detail by sharpening the pencils to a fine point. My productivity and enthusiasm went up dramatically and, two decades on, I am just as obsessed as ever.

It felt like the culmination of a wonderful long-term relationship when I was invited to be an ambassador for the Derwent brand last year. I was then thrilled when Derwent approached me to produce the artwork for their new pastel pencil tins. We chose a tropical subject; it seemed fitting (above).

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Welcome to our February issue with our extra 16-page guide to art courses and holidays for 2018, including Kevin Scully's article on what to take into consideration and what to pack to make the most of the opportunities offered by a structured course away from home. Our artists also offer plenty of ideas and inspiration for painting a variety of subjects in a broad range of media, including pastel pencil animals, a horse in watercolour, trees and an orchard in pastels, mixed-media collages inspired by old buildings, a photorealist self-portrait in oils and more. In addition, Hazel Soan starts her new three-part series on light and shade in watercolour by explaining how to train your eye to see and interpret tone, Judi Whitton demonstrates how to mix and exploit a wide range of lively greys in your watercolour paintings, while Paul Gadenne shows why and how acrylics can be the key to achieving greater spontaneity in your work. Be inspired and enjoy trying some new ideas under the guidance of our fantastic team of contributing artists!
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