Editor’s Note – August 2022

  Get ready for something new as we explore abstract art this month. Art isn’t just about visuals but evoking and expressing emotion in imagery. I have been fascinated by the art of Richard Klekociuk since I can remember and am so happy to feature him this month....
Editor’s Note – July 2022

Editor’s Note – July 2022

Hello again! We have a kind of beachy theme for you this month starting with the dramatic seascapes by Beth Moffat. The work from our featured artist Maria Deely reminds me of a beach town you’d love to visit in July where you could take a day cruise on a boat or a...
Editor’s Note – June 2022

Editor’s Note – June 2022

Welcome to our summer issue filled with colored pencil critters! France Bauduin is an expert animal artist and gives you seven tips for great fur. She is also the judge for our Wild Cat Art Challenge, so you can put these tips to good use when you submit your art by...

Editor’s Note – May 2022

Blick’s ad this month says it all for the May issue – “Let Creativity Bloom,” beginning with Flowers with Textures by Joel Armstrong, who found a way during lockdown to preserve backyard memories. Continuing our floral theme, Melinda Edstein teaches you how to...

Editor’s Note – April 2022

The theme this month is landscapes – it is one of those subject matters that we don’t see as frequently in colored pencils compared to other mediums. I suspect the reason is colored pencil’s reputation for being a slow medium, but that doesn’t have to be the...

Editor’s Note – March 2022

Come for a walk through the forest in this woodland-themed issue, inspired by our incredible featured artist Kathryn Hansen whose work will evoke emotion for nature and all its creatures.   First, we want to thank Faber-Castell for providing a sample of their new Pitt...