Vic Bearcroft's complete 'Painting a Puppy and Kitten' set contains everything you need to recreate your own pastel drawings. This is the ideal introduction to painting your pet portraits. Vic breaks down the process into four simple steps that can be transferred to any animal painting.

Set includes:

  • Vic Bearcroft's Painting a Puppy & Kitten in Pastel DVD
  • Vic Beacroft's Regular Pastel Velour Pad
  • 10 SAA Artists' Soft pastels:
    • Black
    • White
    • Orange (3) (Warm Dark Orange)
    • Prussian Blue (5)
    • Dioxazine Violet (8)
    • Orange (8) (Light Orange)
    • Light Red (5)
    • Sap Green Tint (5)
    • Yellow Ochre (7)
    • Blue Grey (5)


I am very pleased with the above set, and I had never tried pastel drawing and painting before. So far have only painted the kitten. Wish there was a Vic Bearcroft in this area to give more advice, GREAT.


Very pleased with the instructions, pad and pastels. I have learnt and enjoyed Vic's puppy and kitten. Will certainly do more.


  • Velour paper has a reasonably delicate surface, but the following
    tips help you work with the paper.

    • Use scrunched-up kitchen roll and rub over the surface to remove minor Scratches or indentations before you start work.
    • If you pick up dust or hairs on the surface, a lint roller is ideal for removing them. You can also use masking tape rolled loosely around your fingers to remove Debris. This can also be carried out on completed paintings.
    • Velour paper does not require fixative, and allows you to use layer upon layer of pastels to create fine detail. It also does not smudge like standard pastel paper, so can be usefully blended.