Shaymus Art Tutorials

Patreon, YouTube + Blog

Patreon Art Tutorials & Real-Time Process Videos

Welcome to all artists looking to expand their skills and knowledge, from beginner to the more advance.

What’s included?

Exclusive in-depth tutorials & a huge range of real-time process videos, showing my techniques in detail so you can see how I achieve realism in my drawings & paintings.

A wide variety of media, including videos on soft pastels, oil paints + graphite.

A diversity of subjects, including realistic dog & cat portraits, wildlife artwork, realistic human portraits & scenery art

Each video comes with a materials list so that you’re not left guessing what you need & all tutorials come with usable a reference photo

Featured Patreon Lessons:

How to Draw a Cat

Lesson Link Here

You will have:

  • HD reference photo that is copyright free
  • The full list of materials used / needed
  • A lengthy explanation on what I am doing / my process

You will learn:

  • Tips and techniques for how to use soft pastels
  • Achieving depth in your artwork
  • How to elevate your drawing to look realistic
  • How to work in layers
  • How to properly apply pastel for a desired outcome

How to Draw a Leopard

Lesson Link Here

You will have:

  • HD reference photo that is copyright free
  • The full list of materials used / needed
  • A lengthy explanation on what I am doing
  • Over 8 hours of real-time drawing footage (Tutorials tier only)

You will learn:

  • How to use both soft pastel sticks + pencils
  • Achieving depth in your artwork
  • How to create texture using pastel pencils
  • How to create a gradient colour background

How to Draw Human

Lesson Link Here

You will have:

  • My own HD reference self-portrait photo
  • A grid reference photo & a colour palette reference photo
  • The full list of materials used / needed
  • A thorough insight into skin & hair drawing process
  • Over 4 hours of real-time drawing footage (separate video on real-time tier)

You will learn:

  • How to use soft pastel pencils to draw a person
  • What colours are needed for different skin & hair layers
  • 2 methods to check your drawing for accuracy
  • How to start and work your way through a realistic human portrait

Each tutorial is made to be very informative and easy to understand, taking you through my process, techniques, my thoughts & any tips I may have.

Once you subscribe to a tier, you have access to ALL my past lessons which you can cancel at anytime. Each post has a full list of the materials used so you’re not left guessing what you need to get started.

Patreon gives you the ability to ask me any questions you may have in order to improve your skills, I’m always happy to help through messages or comments.

YouTube Tutorials & Time-lapses

On my YouTube I aim to provide useful, straight to the point tutorials along with fun time-lapse process videos!

Recent tutorials:

YouTube Highlight Video

Most recent blog posts

How to Draw a Human Face | Soft Pastel Tutorial

Human faces are notoriously difficult to draw accurately, I aim to guide in improving your portraiture & soft pastel skills to be able to draw the faces you wish to draw.. I will be using purely pastel pencils for this portrait. I will not be using any tools or sponges…

How to draw a Cat | Pastel tutorial

Exclusive to my ‘Tutorials‘ tier on my Patreon. You will have: HD reference photo that is copyright free Full list of materials used A lengthy explanation on what I am doing A huge range of other Patreon videos You will learn: Tips and techniques for how to use soft pastels…

Oil Painting Study || Hare – Wildlife Art

The above image is taken from a tutorial on my Patreon showing the 2 main layers in the process of painting this Hare. On my Patreon, you will also find the colour palette reference photo + the full real-time video for this painting where I show how I mix my…

My Journey as a Beginner Oil Painter

Hi, my name is Shay and I go by the alias Shaymus. I am a pet and people portrait artist living in the UK, working mainly with pastels. I recently moved house and re-decorated my new one, while using gloss to paint the doors and skirting boards, it made me…