Portraits in Soft Pastel Course


A comprehensive and in depth workshop. You’ll receive:

  • Extensive Tuition
  • PDF Crib Sheets
  • HD Video Tutorials
  • Plus Extra Bonus Videos
  • 6 months Access to my VIP Facebook Group to get Live support

******Fully Recorded to playback and review as often as you like*******


In your own home – watch the videos in your own home at your leisure  and join my Facebook group to ask questions and get feedback


Total Cost £70 (Usual price £99)  Purchase here: Soft Pastel Portraits Course

Part 1 Introduction & Eyes:

Introduction – Pastel sticks and pastel pencils for skin colours + PDF crib sheet
Pastel Paper
Line drawing
How to pastel eyes – young girls eyes including lashes and eyebrows
Old Man’s Eyes

Part 2 Skin:
Skin young + old – how to recreate skin colours with pastel
Including nose and mouth, teeth and lips
Plus Bonus Videos


Part 3 Hair:
Introduction to Hair
Straight Hair
Short Curly Hair
Short Afro Hair
Young Blond Curls
Afro Caribbean Ringlets
Baby Hair & Forehead
Thick Black Hairs
Facial Hair
Bold (Bonus)


BONUS: Clothes

Introduction Wool
Checked Shirt
White T-Shirt and Dungarees
Striped Material

Bonus Portrait of Lara – the complete painting in real-time, see the time-lapse here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0_N9x399mQ


Sue’s portrait tutorial is packed with information. There’s guidance on the tools, pastels and paper best suited to painting portraits as well as loads of videos focussing on individual aspects of the face such as eyes, hair etc. In addition there are even helpful guides for painting babies, older people and people wearing glasses to name a few. I can’t think of anything that has not been considered. Sue’s written instructions are clear and concise, including options for pastel types etc. The videos Sue has created to demonstrate how to paint individual aspects of a portrait or examples of a couple of portraits are of an extremely high quality. They are easy to follow and again the explanation and instructions are excellent. Sue is an excellent teacher who offers encouragement and support to all who sign up/follow her. Sue’s weekly tutorials have really improved my understanding of pastels and my artwork has developed too. I even enrolled on the Horse Study course too as I just can’t get enough of her expertise…. Thanks Sue!

Janice Vaughan

Sue is a very talented artist and I found her lessons professional, well-resourced, full of detail and thoroughly enjoyable. She is generous in sharing useful and practical tips that might otherwise take years to discover. Sue has given me the confidence to have a go and all the resources to guide me through. A number of helpful bonus tutorials have unexpectedly landed in my email inbox since my course – showing her commitment to supporting her pupils and the value she places on their learning.

Amanda Connell

If you’d like to join the workshop you can email me here.



How does the Course work? 
This Portrait Course is a video course with supporting PDF’s.   Videos are narrated live so you can here my thought processes and I talk about my techniques as I work.

How Do I Ask Questions:
You can join my Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/pastelforbeginnersandbeyond 

When Do I get the videos:
The videos and PDF’s are available as soon as you purchase.

Will the recordings be time-lapse or real-time?
The video tutorials are real time.  The bonus material isn’t narrated but is annotated. 


If you’d like to join the workshop you can email me here.

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+44 07740 282399


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