Drawing & painting tutorials
THAT ARE EASY TO FOLLOW
so you can create realistic and professional artwork
...even if you're just starting out!
Are you struggling to make your artwork look more realistic?
Confused about the supplies you need, how to choose your colours, or how to start your first layer?
Do you have some drawing experience already and really want to take your artwork to the next level... but not sure how?
Are you tired of spending hours adding tiny details to your drawings but they don't seem to look any more realistic?
After sharing hundreds of my art tutorials on YouTube and Patreon,
I have learned that most people go through the same struggles, and have the same questions when it comes to learning
how to draw realistically with pastels, coloured pencils, charcoal, and more!
Don't worry... I have been in your shoes!
That is why I have created these tutorials, so you don't have to go through valuable years
of trial and error, research, and frustration!
Don't pay for expensive art classes!
For as little as $4 per month, my tutorials will guarantee that you'll learn everything you need to know to start creating beautiful artwork of your own.
Whether you are a beginner hobby artist, or you are wanting to pursue a career with your art, if you'd like to improve your drawing and painting skills even further, then my Patreon channel is the solution for you!
No matter what stage you are at on your artistic journey, between my extensive library of small studies and bigger projects, and my complete beginner's section, my tutorials will take away the confusion, answer all your questions, and take you to the next step of creating realistic and professional artwork!
Hi there, I'm Kirsty Rebecca!
Why should you trust me?
When I started taking drawing and painting more seriously, I discovered a lot of people using materials that aren’t archival or lightfast.
This was a problem because their artwork has the potential to fade/flake/discolour/crack over time, due to the art supplies they were using.
On the other hand, there were artists using
professional supplies, but they spent
50 to 100 hours on a
single piece of art…
which would drive me insane!
...or there were oil painters who seemed to
be speaking another language that they must
have acquired from their fancy art school…
I couldn’t find any artists who were using archival art supplies, creating the style of artwork that I liked... and also explained what they were doing in a way that was easy to understand!
I soon developed a passion for helping other artists with the same problem.
This is the reason I now create drawing and painting tutorials that are easy to follow, so you can create realistic and professional artwork,
even if you’re just starting out!
What do the tutorials include?
Every tutorial is real-time so I can take you through every step of the process.
I don't skip any important parts of the process, so you will see every stroke from beginning to end!
My videos are fully narrated so you can easily follow along and understand my decision-making process to help you gain the knowledge you need to improve your drawing and painting skills even further!
There are many valuable tips in each tutorial, along with information that will be useful for you in your future projects!
You will also have access to downloadable reference photos such as;
Main Reference Photo
This will be your "go-to" reference throughout the drawing process!
To help you see which colours are in which area of your reference photo!
Showing some of those "hidden" colours that may not be as obvious!
Starting with an accurate outline is super important! This may help you out!
A full list of supplies, including colour names, so you can follow along easily!
WHAT ARE MY STUDENTS SAYING?
Lindsey / Patreon Member
"I THINK KIRSTY REBECCA IS AN AMAZING ARTIST AND VERY INFORMATIVE. FINDING HER ON PATREON WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME. YOU WON'T REGRET SIGNING UP FOR HER INSTRUCTIONAL LIVE TUTORIALS, AND PLEDGING A SMALL AMOUNT EACH MONTH TO LEARN A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE. SHE TAKES HER TIME, SHE HAS INTEGRITY AND SHE CARES ABOUT HER FOLLOWERS AND WHAT WILL HELP US ALONG OUR UNIQUE AND INDIVIDUAL ARTISTIC JOURNEYS. THANK YOU KIRSTY FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE ART COMMUNITY"
did you know?
A lot of art instructors REFUSE to give you the names of the colours they are using for their tutorials?
Their reasoning is that you should be looking at your reference photo and choosing your own colours...
...and if you rely on the teacher giving you the names of the colours, it will always be a crutch and you'll never know what colours to use on your own projects
But I know that some people learn better when they know what colours the teacher is using!
Or maybe you just want a fun project to follow along with as a weekend hobby!
(without the hassle and stress of choosing colours!)
In my tutorials, I always let you know what colour I am using throughout the process...
so you can make the decision for yourself
whether you want to choose your own colours, or use the same ones I am using!
If you decide you want to create artwork from your own reference photo, there's no need to worry because there is a full beginners section of tutorials that will show you how!
I teach you how to choose your colours, and make colour swatches from any reference photo, so you will know exactly what to do!
Are you worried that my tutorials look a little bit difficult for a beginner?
Every tutorial takes you through the entire process in real-time so I can explain what colours I am using and why, and you can see every stroke I make throughout the process!
However, if you are new to drawing, my beginner's section goes through the fundamentals for you!
In this section, I break down everything you need to know, so you have the knowledge to get started
Some of the tutorials in the complete beginner's section include;
How to choose a reference photo
Editing a reference photo for your artwork
How to start with an accurate initial outline
Choosing your colours
Fundamentals of values (and the importance)
And much more!
Once you have gone through these tutorials, you will have the confidence to jump into my "bigger" projects, or even start a drawing from your own choice of reference photo!
Take a look at the Patreon Tutorial Library!
Before you join, you can browse through all of my tutorials over on my website so you know exactly what you are getting when you sign up!
This library also makes it super easy to navigate through all of my tutorials when you become a member. Simply click on the tutorial you wish to watch, and it will take you directly to the video tutorial, along with all of the downloadable reference photos and supply lists so you can start following along straight away!
CHECK OUT MY STUDENT'S ARTWORK!
Would you believe that most of my students have never tried pastels, but created these drawings on their first try?
Some of these students have never even picked up a pencil in their entire life!
Following my beginner's pastel pencil tutorial has given them the confidence and skills to create these stunning pieces of artwork
... and YOU can too!
I honestly believe my tutorials will help you improve your drawings, which is why I am offering 30 days risk-free to try out my tutorials!
Join us on Patreon and if you aren't enjoying and learning from my tutorials, then contact me within a month, and I will happily give you a 100% refund!
No questions asked!
30 day money-back guarantee!
Choose between the $4 tier or $9 tier
The only difference is there are even more tutorials on the $9 tier!
PS: There are no lock-in contracts, so you can upgrade, downgrade or cancel your membership at any time if you change your mind!
Still not sure whether Patreon is right for you?
Watch this FREE sample of what my tutorials are really like!
This is a full-length pastel study of a lynx eye,
so you can decide if Patreon is right for you!
You do not have to be signed up to Patreon to access this tutorial!
All you need to do is click on the image, and it will take you directly to the Patreon tutorial where you will have access to the video itself, along with a supply list, and any attachments that I think will be helpful for you!
WHAT ARE MY STUDENTS SAYING?
“I WAS SO PLEASED KIRSTY STARTED HER PATREON, BECAUSE I ALWAYS WATCHED HER YOUTUBE, AND THAT WAS ALSO HELPFUL, NOW WITH PATREON I ALREADY LEARNED SO MUCH MORE. KIRSTY IS A VERY GOOD TEACHER AND SHE IS VERY COMMITTED TO HER PATRONS, SHE ALWAYS ANSWERS QUESTIONS, GIVES YOU TIPS AND HELPS YOU OUT WHERE SHE CAN. I GIVE HER MY THUMBS UP"
Barbara / Patreon Member
Check out Barbara's progress
after only 9 months!
Start learning how to make your drawings look even more realistic today!
Join hundreds of other artists, just like you!
if you join on the annual membership!
That's as little as $3.60 per month!
Frequently asked questions
How do the payments work?
Monthly Membership: As a new patron, your payment will be processed on the day you become a patron, then on the 1st of the month going forward.
Annual Membership: As a new patron, your payment will be processed on the day you become a patron, then on the 1st of the following month, in the following year.
For example, if you sign up on November 13th 2020, your payment will be processed immediately, then on the 1st December 2021.
What if I change my mind?
I have a 30 day money-back guarantee!
Alternatively, if you decide later down the track that you wish to downgrade, upgrade, or cancel your pledge - you can do this at any time through your account settings!
How do I access the tutorials once I have joined Patreon?
All you need to do is make sure you are logged into Patreon, then head over to my Patreon Tutorial library here;
Then choose a tutorial you wish to watch, and click the image!
This will take you directly to the tutorial, where you will find the list of supplies, reference photos and the actual video tutorial itself 😊
If you join Patreon on the $4 tier, you have immediate access to all tutorials labeled as "$4".
How can I share my artwork with you (and other's in the community)?
If you would like to share your artwork, ask for advice/tips, or chat with the other members of the community, I have a Facebook group you are welcome to join!
Struggling to find the supplies I have listed in my tutorials? Trust me, I know your pain!
Living in Australia (or somewhere other than the UK/US!) can be quite hard to find certain supplies... Pastelmat for example!
Jackson's are a UK based art supply store, who actually ship worldwide (some of their products are cheaper than what I can get in Australia, so the shipping is worth it!)
I have a full list of all the supplies I use, with direct links to each product from Jackson's here
AND if you purchase ANYTHING from Jackson's after clicking any of my links, you'll receive 10% off your entire first order!
Sharing/selling your artwork created from the tutorials
Generally, most artists who create online tutorials do not allow you to sell your work, enter any competitions, or claim it as your own in any way. You are allowed to use the tutorials as practice – and that’s all.
(to Facebook/Instagram/your own website etc)
I have seen quite a lot of posts recently on social media that are almost an exact replica of my artwork (which is great – I love seeing the work you create from the tutorials) but the artist is basically claiming that they came up with the idea, techniques, colour choices, backgrounds etc.
How can you contact me?
If you have any questions about the tiers, payments or Patreon in general, you are welcome to email me at email@example.com
*Please don't use this email for critiques/feedback of your artwork - instead, you can share your artwork/questions with our Facebook community 😊
Can I watch your tutorials on my phone/tablet/ipad?
There is actually a mobile phone app where you can access all of the tutorials!
I am new to pastels/coloured pencil/graphite/charcoal... or new to art in general.. which tutorials should I watch first?
Although all of my tutorials are aimed at beginners, if you want a little extra help getting started, I have a complete beginner's section in my Patreon tutorial library which I recommend you start with!
How long (on average) are your tutorials?
Most of my tutorials are less than 5 hours long - so you don't have to spend days, weeks, or months on a single piece of artwork!
Why are your tutorials so affordable?
My goal is to reach as many people as I can to help them along their artistic journey!
“I JUST BECAME A PATRON FOR KIRSTY REBECCA. HER WORK IS AMAZING, SO MUCH DEPTH. I LOVE THE SOFT LOOK TO ALL HER WORK, BUT SHE STILL HAS SO MUCH DETAIL. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE HER WORK IN PERSON. SHE HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL WHEN I'VE HAD QUESTIONS AND HER TUTORIALS ARE VERY DETAILED AND GIVE GREAT POINTERS. SHE'S VERY ENCOURAGING AND ENGAGING."
Shawnery / Patreon Member