Happy holidays! As a tribute to the winter snow, we begin with Joel Pilcher’s Wondrous White. See what can be done with just one color. Next, Barb Sotiropoulos helps you get started selling prints and making money. Then, view the work of our fabulous featured portrait artist Saeedeh Nikazarm and learn more about her in the accompanying article.

Find out what art supplies topped our reader’s wish list this year. Before you look, can you guess what the number one item is?

Speaking of art supplies, you might have noticed that we have added quite a few products to in our store this year – from paper and pencil samples to exclusive sets and sketchbooks. We plan to add more fun stuff so visit us at www.coloredpencilmag.com/store to see what’s new – like our 2018 Complete Collection, CD’s, and Photobook.

If you are familiar with Marcello Barenghi’s hyperrealistic art, then you are going to be excited to follow his simple but incredible fried egg tutorial.

Then, In The Spotlight, learn all about the new Faber-Castell Goldfaber colored pencils. Look for a chance to try them by winning a set at www.coloredpencilmag.com/giveaways. While you’re there, see how you can win our inspirational Book of the Month, Draw 500 Everyday Things by Lisa Solomon.

Last but not least, are the winners of the 2018 Colored Pencil Magazine Annual Art Competition! Be sure to view all 400+ entries in the gallery at www.coloredpencilmag.com/competition. Thank you to all the artists who entered, we were amazed by the work you submitted and thankful to Aron Gadd for being our judge this year. Look inside the print issue for a free 2019 Calendar, displaying our winners, as our gift to you! (Also available on our site.)

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Sally Robertson