We are so grateful to have such generous sponsors, and this month we would like to give a special thanks to Blick Art Materials for providing every U.S. print subscriber a Blick Studio colored pencil – get all the details in The Art Gear Guide’s review. Limited samples will be included with the May print issue, while supplies last. Sadly, due to shipping restrictions, we can no longer send items that are not flat with International orders.

We also have five 24 piece sets to give away in May! Compete each Tuesday to solve a new puzzle in our fun game “Blick & Win.” Rules and information can be found at www.coloredpencilmag.com/giveaways – while you’re there, sign up to win a book by Quarto Publishing titled Anywhere, Anytime Colored Pencil by Cara Hanley.

Janet Gilliland will show you how to create bright and colorful bookmarks on the go. Living a busy life can also make it challenging to connect with other artists; Barb Sotiropoulos gives you some great ways to do it in this month’s Q&A.

I am thrilled to announce that we have Karen Hull teaching this issue’s Workshop Series with an adorable little kitten you won’t be able to resist!

If fur isn’t your thing, try fins and feathers with Sallyann Lyons. She has an array of fish and fowl, complete with step-by-step pictures and tips to create your own.

Our featured artist is Beatrix Papp all the way from Budapest, Hungary. Her classic illustrations use flora specially created to go with her enchanting female characters. Read more about them and her other projects inside.

Last, I give you a tip on how to quickly and effectively market your art.

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Thank you to this month’s sponsors:

Blick Art Materials | Caran d’Ache | Jerry’s Artarama | Quarto Knows