Editor’s Note – September 2021

Editor’s Note – September 2021

September is always the start of getting serious about your art after a long hot summer, and we have an issue to inspire and educate you. Our featured artist A. James Gustafson’s work is all about education as he creates illustrations to help you understand and study...
Editor’s Note – August 2021

Editor’s Note – August 2021

We are happy to bring you more artful summer reading in this issue of COLORED PENCIL Magazine, thanks to our amazing contributors! This month we are featuring canine artist Christina Shalaby. We hope that her dog portraits will inspire you to enter our Pet Portrait...
Editor’s Note – July 2021

Editor’s Note – July 2021

Happy Summer! This month I wanted to deal with an issue that many of our colored pencil artists have – inserting backgrounds! We start with P. Craig Ellertson who helps you to add backgrounds to your work with inspiration from his art and history. Our book of...
Editor’s Note – June 2021

Editor’s Note – June 2021

The flowers are in bloom and the sun is shining so let the inspiration flow – our featured artist Marie-Jeanne Fawer can help with just one look at her floral centerfold. Learn more about this fantastic Switzerland-born artist inside.  Starting off this issue is...
Editor’s Note – May 2021

Editor’s Note – May 2021

Feeling blue? We sure are, inspired by our featured artist Thomas Fluharty who has made his mark in the art world with a single indigo blue pencil … the Prismacolor Premier 901! Prismacolor was generous enough to put this pencil inside every print copy so you...
Editor’s Note – April 2021

Editor’s Note – April 2021

Spring is a time of renewal and fresh starts, and also the theme of this month’s issue. We start with Book of the Month, Create Your Life Book by Tamar LaPorte. This book encourages growth with an excerpt that focuses on conquering your blocks and fears. Dary Cabrera...