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Colored Pencil Art & Techniques
I can’t stop looking at Arlene Steinberg’s painting, Paradise Dreams (below; colored pencil and water-soluble crayons on heated paper, 12×12). Each time I flip through my newest issue of The Artist’s Magazine, I seem to stop on this page and stare, enjoying the color and depth of this image. At first the abstract quality of it lured me in, but as I look more, memories of Hawaii sneak into my consciousness. But that’s another story.
Even though it is, in most cases, an artist’s least seen work (often by design), a sketchbook can offer the most intimate view into an artist’s process. It is there that moments of high creativity come to life in the …
Water-soluble colored pencils are a wonderful tool for easy and colorful backgrounds. In this demonstration of a yellow lily, artist Kristy A. Kutch shows us how to combine colored pencil techniques with an old tooth brush and masking film to …
Melissa Miller Nece demonstrates step by step how to create texture beneath colored pencil. In this tutorial from The Artist’s Magazine’s September 2012 issue, she shows how to start with an alkyd underpainting over a textured clear gesso layer for a looser, luminous colored pencil look. Don’t forget to scroll down to see how she adapted this technique to colored pencil with acrylic paint and gesso.
The deadline for the Strokes of Genius 5: Best of Drawing competition has been extended through May 16, 2012. The theme of this year’s contest is “composition.” Artwork can be in any dry medium, or wet medium applied in a …
Congratulations to The Artist’s Magazine’s 2012 All Media Art Competition winners! View the first places and honorable mentions in the categories for Acrylic; Colored Pencil; Graphite, Charcoal and Ink; Mixed Media and Collage; Oil and Oil Pastel; Pastel; and Watercolor.