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Penguins in Coloured Pencil

How to shade with coloured pencils

"I don't just show you the techniques that I use, I go much further to train your brain into thinking like an artist. These lessons are designed to expand your thinking so that you understand what it is that you need to do, why you need to do it and most importantly, how!"


This course is an introduction to completing a drawing with artists coloured pencils. I show you how to shade, mix your own colours, blend the colours and build them up in layers. This course includes a bonus drawing lesson from the Level 2 drawing course, showing you one technique for drawing the penguins accurately.

Contains over 3 hours of tuition.



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Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the lessons?
Forever, after purchasing you will have immediate access to each lesson forever.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days with the results of all completed lessons and we will give you a full refund.

Your Instructor


Murray Charteris
Murray Charteris

Australian artist Murray Charteris was born in Brisbane, 1972. Predominantly working in acrylic but also with extensive experience in digital art and animation, Murray is best known for his vibrant, illustrative paintings. He has had solo exhibitions in Queensland and administered his own gallery in Hervey Bay between 2007 and 2011. Murray has had gallery representation in Brisbane and Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Murray Charteris is quickly gaining a reputation for his dynamic, energy filled fine art. His bold colours and powerful compositions come together to produce stunning artwork that is increasingly sought after.

Murray started painting at a very early age and during his childhood he has been tutored by several artists throughout Brisbane. After studying animation for 3 years at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia, Murray has made a successful career from his animation skills, creating 3D computer animation and special effects for television commercials and programs both in Australia and overseas.

On his return to Australia in 1995, Murray started work with Australia’s leading television network Channel Nine, where he quickly gained a reputation for his design. Murray was placed in charge of the Videographics department in Brisbane in 1997 and led a very strong videographics team for nearly 12 years. During this time, Murray has won a Gold World Medal in the New York Festivals and has twice been a finalist in the Australian Effects and Animation Festival.

Murray’s real passion has always been drawing and painting. In 2007, Murray re-located to Hervey Bay and devoted his time to his art, working as a full-time artist. “Painting is what I really love to do, I love to create new worlds that could only have once existed in my imagination. I like to create a feeling of energy and motion into my art and tell stories through imaginative works”.

Murray is currently working in his studio in Brisbane.


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