Editor’s Note – November 2021

I am always amazed that we never run out of topics and incredible artists to feature, and this month is no exception with the incredible art of Julie Freeman. She works in a variety of topics and I know that one of these pieces will find a place to resonate with you...
Editor’s Note – October 2021

Editor’s Note – October 2021

October is always a magical month and a chance to bring out some special artists and their work. We start with the magical equines of Satu Manninen. She makes you realize how beautiful a green horse or a butterfly-winged colt can be. Learn some of her favorite ways to...
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...