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The drawing& painting cats deluxe pastel bundle includes:

  • A signed copy of Vic's Drawing & Painting Wild Animals book
  • Large sand & grey velour pastel pad conainting 10 sheets of velour paper (35x50cm)
  • Deluxe Pastel Set
  • Drawing & Painting Wild Animals DVD


Buying the bundle saves you 15% on buying the items individually.



Few of us get the chance to paint iconic wild animals in their natural environment. In this exciting new book, BBC Wildlife Artist of The Year 2012 Finalist and Endangered Species Category Winner, Vic Bearcroft will show you how to capture these magnificent creatures closer to home, either from photographs or by visiting one of the many wildlife parks around the country.
The book is progressively structured and Vic will lead you in if you're new to the subject, discussing materials for drawing and painting in watercolour, acrylic and pastel, and then moving on to tone and colour as well as simple shapes and sketches.
The bulk of the book is divided up by animal types, including big cats, bears, apes and the dog family.
Each of these sections includes detailed notes on the basic structure and features such as eyes, noses and skin or fur, and is completed by a full step-by-step demonstration of one of the classics of the group - a tiger, a panda, a chimpanzee and so on.
This is one of the best, most thorough and most easy to follow books on animal painting there has been in a long time.
Search Press . Paperback . 128 pages . Colour throughout.


Each pad features 10 sheets of 260gsm (120lbs) sand and grey velour pastel paper and is ideal for pastel artists of all levels. The fine hairs of the velour surface provide a deep tooth, meaning it can take layer after layer of pastel without muddying. The delicate softness of the surface also means colour can be applied evenly with the pressure of application altering the opacity of colour that is created. 
Developed in collaboration with the renowned pastel artist, this pad represents the true choice of the professionals. Though Vic enjoys velour for the many fur textures it allows him to create, his velour pads are ideal for any subject of work, including landscape and portraiture. 
The pads measure 350mm x 500mm.



These fantastic pastels are the ideal choice for all pastel artists - whether they be new starters, improvers or beyond. Specially selected by Vic himself, each set is a balanced mix of both Faber Castell Hard Pastels and SAA Soft Pastels.
Featuring a range of colours with the ability to create a range of tones, moods and effects, this set is ideal for capturing wildlife the Vic Bearcroft way! 
The Vic Bearcroft Wildlife Pastels - Deluxe Set includes the following items:
Faber Castell Hard Pastels: Black (199), White (101), Ivory (103), Alizarin Crimson (226) Cadmium Yellow (107), Earth Green Yellowish (168), Venetian Red (190), Burnt Umber (280), Dark Cadmium Orange (115), Cold Grey (234), Dark Chrome Yellow (109), Burnt Sienna (283).
SAA Soft Pastels: Orange (5) (0235), Orange (3) (0233), Yellow Ochre (5) (0455), Yellow Ochre (9) (0459),Smoke Grey (2345), Blue Grey (2345), Raw Sienna (0895), Raw Umber (5) (0905), Sanguine (1265), Prussian Blue (0345), White (001), Burnt Umber Natural (2355)



Vic's methodical approach to painting and drawing animals makes his tuition so easy to follow. He starts with basic composition through to sketching the more detailed shapes before starting to apply colour. The art of creating the animals' fur is one Vic focuses on to ensure realistic pattern and detail. He takes us through three step-by-step demonstrations; a Panda in Acrylic, a Chimp in Pastel and a Tiger in Watercolour, so no matter what your preferred medium, there will be guidance and tips to help you.
All of the techniques Vic uses can be applied to any animal portrait, so you'll see your skills improve the more you use them. 
With the help of the special feature 'Focusing on Eyes', you can develop your skills on the intricacies of animal facial details. This will illustrate how to capture the soul of each animal portrait completely.
DVD: 100 Minutes. Please note that while this is a Region 0 DVD, it is PAL formatted and therefore unlikely to play in North America, Japan, South Korea and some of the Pacific Islands. However, all DVDs will play on personal computers and laptops.


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