Spring has sprung, and there are flowers everywhere! You may not be experiencing the beauty of the buds where you live yet, but you can almost smell the floral scents inside this issue.
Our featured artist Susan Rubin is a master at rendering botanicals in a way that can take you on a journey. We also have Jennifer Morrison, who creates such depth in her petals that they pop right off the page. Also on our floral note is Jenny Hutchinson. She has a unique way of making flowers in 3D that requires meticulous planning and cutting. Take a quick lesson from author-artist Kyehyun Park on how to sketch any flower in three simple steps.
Last month we asked you to share your best art hacks with us to win a fantastic Pastel Pack from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, and wow, did you deliver! Congratulations to Larry Fielding for securing the top prize by submitting a hack that we had never heard of before and that every artist could use. See his winning entry and our top picks, and choose YOUR favorite!
More to win in April as we spotlight the Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 pencils. Stabilo is generously giving our readers five sets of 18! Just share a photo of our April cover on social media with #coloredpencilmag. Visit our site to learn more at www.coloredpencilmag.com/giveaway.
Last, we have Mandy Peltier to teach us everything there is to know about lighting to illuminate your studio and artwork perfectly.
Let me remind you about our Monochromatic Art Challenge sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama. You have until June 1st to get your entry in to win some of the $1,300 in prizes. Please help us keep these challenges going by submitting your art. Visit www.coloredpencilmag.com/challenge for more.
Invite your art friends to check us out by downloading our FREE annual promotional issue. Get it now at www.coloredpencilmag.com/free.
Open your windows and enjoy the breeze and sounds of spring as you draw!