Vic Bearcroft – Wonderful Wildlife in Pastel
All Materials are Included
Vic will guide you through the stages and techniques for using pastels on velour – no previous experience is necessary – which you can then use for any subject of your choice. By careful selection of colours and soft highlights, you will learn how to be more creative with your photos, turning them into more desirable works of art. Vic will also show you how to create those atmospheric effects with pastels; mist, condensation and soft highlights on the subject to ‘lift’ it away from the background, adding more depth in your final painting.
Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea
About the Artist
Vic Bearcroft is a professional wildlife and pet portrait artist, who specialises in pastel on velour, but also works in pencil, watercolour, coloured pencil, charcoal, oil and acrylic media.
Having spent part of his childhood in Kenya, Vic has been drawing animals since he could hold a pencil. Being passionate about wildlife in general – particularly wolves – enables Vic to work with a large number of animal welfare and conservation organisations worldwide, donating prints, merchandise and funds.
“While I consider myself to be a wildlife artist, I prefer to paint close up intimate portraits of animals as individuals, rather than in landscape settings. My aim is to capture not only the likeness of the subject in my painting, but also the life and soul in its eyes. To me, eyes are the most important aspect of a portrait – human or animal. People tell me they can see my paintings come to life through the eyes.
My preferred medium is pastels on velour paper, which allows me to create both softness and detailed textures in my paintings.”
Vic has won many awards including the prestigious ‘Endangered Species’ category in the 2012 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. He has also had many books published.
What you will need to bring
All materials and equipment are included