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 Challenge, open to submission thru October 1st.

Next up, we have a great book Drawing Concepts from Quarto with an excerpt on pet fur and an adorable Yorkie tutorial.

Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to turn to improve our art, so we looked to our art specialist Sema Martin and she came up with the top five options for you to consider.

I am honored to introduce you to Anna Radevich-Dubova whose tragic experience has brought out the beauty within, expressed in her artwork, and is an inspiration to us all.

If you are drawing plants and flowers this summer, then you will enjoy Prerna Gupta’s great botanical tips, then follow Mandy Peltier’s quick workshop, and create a single peach on sanded paper using pastel pencils.

See all the winners and honorable mentions from the Primary Pencil Challenge. It’s amazing to consider that all these entries were created with just red, blue, and yellow (plus optional black & white). View all the entries, plus check out the details of our current Pet Portrait Challenge at www.coloredpencilmag.com/challenge.

A reminder, this is the last month to submit your entries in for the 2021 Annual Art Competition. Be seen in the gallery and win big from our amazing sponsors – Legion Paper, Caran d’Ache, and Blick Art Materials. Deadline is September 1st. www.coloredpencilmag.com/competition

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Sally Robertson


Thank you to this month’s sponsors:

 Blick Art Materials | Jerry’s Artarama  Legion Paper  | Quarto Publishing  |  Stabilo