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Bob Davies
Bob has been teaching drawing and
painting for more than 20 years. He
passionately believes that anyone can
create pleasing artwork when they’re
shown certain fundamental techniques –
something that the schooling system
sadly fails to do.

Bob is the creator of what is now the number one selling watercolour
instruction DVD series in the world, Watercolour Secrets, and the
accompanying e-book has been downloaded by more than a quarter of a
million people worldwide. He’s also the co-founder of

You can see an outline of Bob’s Watercolour Video course here:

Jane Lazenby
Jane is an established, internationally
exhibited Equestrian Artist based in
Yorkshire. In 1992 she began
specialising in painting horses and
continues to find it a constant and very
enjoyable challenge.

Though her work is largely equestrian,
Jane enjoys painting other subjects,
including all animals and figures.

Though interested in all media, Jane’s main body of work is done in
acrylics and coloured pencils.

You can see Jane’s Coloured Pencils Foundation Course here

You can find out more about Jane at

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4. Cleaning Edges

It’s important to clean all your tonal edges clean because it is this, and not a drawn
line that will create the form we’re looking for.

We’ll clean off any untidy white pencil from the edge of the second hill. You can use
a putty rubber or an electric eraser.

Again, carefully observe the reference photograph... The edge of the hill seems to be
much darker where it meets the sky. It is only as we move down the hill towards the
water’s surface that it becomes lighter.

This is called ‘counterchange’ (more about that in Section 5) where the contrast in
values is greater where the light meets the edge of the hill – and the dark is placed
against the bright light value. It is details like this that will create a drawing with
realism and depth.

5. Shading the Hills

We’ll use our hard black pencil now and
begin to add shading and detail to the
second hill. Don't worry about creating a
perfect representation of those hundreds
of trees and rock faces, just simplify what
you see, work lightly and allow your
pencil marks to add textural detail.

As you go along you can always add in
some subtle white pencil into the rock
structure. Again work lightly – we can
always add more white at the end.

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6. Further Hill Shading

Let’s move on to the third and fourth hills. Layer more of the hard black pencil,
creating a darker edge to the hill so it moves forward away from the hill behind.
Again simplify the detail and allow more of the paper colour to show through.

7. Completing the Hills

We’re onto our last hill! Begin by using your hard black pencil. Work a little heavier
than in the previous hills and remember to leave gaps in the shading that allows the
paper to show through, acting as a mid tone.

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ARTTUTOR COURSES is home to hundreds of DVD-quality video lessons across
a range of subject matter and styles. We also have a growing number
of courses and series that can be accessed by all members 24/7…

Our courses don’t run to a fixed schedule – all the lessons are there
permanently for you to dip in and out of whenever it’s convenient. Here
are a few that might be of interest you...

Watercolour Courses

• Bob Davies’ Watercolour Foundation Course
• Siân Dudley’s Progressive Watercolour Florals
• Rob Dudley’s Watercolour Landscapes
• Joanne Thomas’ Expressive Watercolour Landscapes
• Granville D. Clarke’s Dynamic Watercolour Skies
• Frank Halliday’s Round The World In Watercolours
• Glynis Barnes-Mellish’s Watercolour Portraits

Acrylics Courses

• Bob Davies’ Acrylic Foundation Course
• Will Kemp’s Beginner’s Guide To Acrylic Still Life &

• Marion Dutton’s Acrylic Flowers & Birds

Oils Courses

• Bob Davies’ Oils Foundation Course
• Gill Adlington’s Wet-In-Wet Oils For Complete Beginners
• Roy Munday’s Still Life Tonal Values

Drawing Courses

• Bob Davies’ Drawing Foundation Course
• Jane Lazenby’s Figure Drawing & Life Drawing Course
• Carole Massey’s Portrait Drawing Course

Pastels Courses

• Michael Howley’s Pastels Foundation Course
• Rebecca De Medonça’s Advanced Pastel Figures
• Cath Inglis’ British Wildlife In Pastels

Coloured Pencil Courses

• Jane Lazenby’s Coloured Pencil Foundation Course
• Steve Ormerod’s Coloured Pencil Workshops
• Jane Lazenby’s Coloured Pencil Animals

Why not join us and start a painting and drawing course today?

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