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.

Once you subscribe to my Tutorials tier, you have access to ALL my past & future lessons plus over 60 real-time process videos | Subscriptions are monthly & you can cancel anytime
Featured Soft Pastel Tutorials on Patreon:

Cat

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:

  • My tips and techniques for how to use soft pastels
  • How to elevate your drawing to look realistic
  • How to work in layers to achieve depth
  • How to use pastels to create the illusion of soft fur

Leopard

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 incorporate soft pastel sticks + pencils together
  • Achieving depth in your artwork
  • How to create realistic short fur texture using pastel pencils
  • How to create a gradient colour background

Human

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 – included with tutorial tier)

You will learn:

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

Dog

You will have:

  • My own HD reference photo
  • The full list of materials used / needed
  • Over 7 hours of real-time drawing footage (separate video on real-time tier – included with tutorial tier)
  • A thorough insight into fur & texture drawing process

You will learn:

  • How to create a soft transition background
  • How to draw black fur
  • How to illustrate realistic eyes, nose, mouth + harness details
  • How to create a dynamic depth with layers

Each tutorial is made to be very informative and easy to understand, taking you through my process, techniques, thoughts & any tips I may have. My channel features a wide variety of media, including process videos on soft pastels, oil paints + graphite.

Once subscribed, you have access to ALL my past lessons. You may cancel your subscription at a time that suits you personally. 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 you 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 uploads:

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Most recent blog posts

How to draw a dog

I am very pleased to bring you my tutorial on how to draw a dog! This lesson will focus on how to elevate the realism on your soft pastel dog portraits. You will learn how I create soft transition backgrounds, how I work in different layers to create depth and…

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 mainly focus on how to make the drawing look realistic. I will be using purely pastel pencils…

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…