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Tag: Colored Pencil
There’s something intriguing about wild animals that make them a tempting subject for drawing. One reason is that wild animals are mysterious, especially those that seem exotic to us. Another reason is they’re simply beautiful. Sometimes their beauty puts a high price on them, which brings up a third reason: conservation awareness. And we can’t leave out the unique challenge that drawing wildlife presents in that often one has to use either only reference photos or limited face-time with the subjects.
“If you want to be an artist, you have no choice but to be driven,” proclaims colored pencil artist Megan Seiter. Just in case you missed the feature article by Naomi Ekperigin on Seiter’s work in Drawing magazine earlier this year (Winter 2013), here’s a snippet from it!
As far as ease of use, portability and cleanup, it doesn’t get much easier than drawing and painting with colored pencils, but there are some tricks and tips to getting great results. Few artists are better at creating beautiful colored …
You can learn great drawing and coloring techniques with Janie Gildow in her four videos on colored pencil techniques, including an easy way to draw an apple, the types of surfaces you can use, such as mylar paper and dark …
Watching this slideshow of beautiful artwork functions as a relaxing and reflective pause in the hubbub of the daily grind. Here’s a quote from Editor in Chief, Maureen Bloomfield, on featured artist David Ligare:
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.
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 …