A month dedicated to romance and love is reflected by the beautiful flowers on the cover by our talented featured artist Soomin Jung Remmler. Don’t even wait, just flip to her centerfold gallery and your heart will skip a beat! Inspired ourselves, we have a floral image for our Monthly Art Challenge. The deadline to enter and win, some of the $300 in prizes in 3 categories, is March 10th. (See page 35 for details.)

On the next page we invite you to join our new Sketch & Color Facebook group. Download our free list of 100 prompts to keep you motivated to draw all year long, be sure to share your progress with the group!

Meet Jorge Monreal Forcada, and learn more about his feminine beauties in this one-on-one intriguing interview. Then, Barb Sotiropoulos will give you all the information on how to start your very own artist blog.

We are very excited to introduce you to the brand new professional colored pencil Cezanne by Creative Mark. Be one of the first to get your hands on it, with the free sample inside the February print issue (USA only, while supplies last). Test it, learn about them, then view the artwork and demo video by “Jerry’s Artarama Live” host Amy Gardner Dean. Visit our giveaway page and get all the details on how to win a large 72 piece set!

Lisa Ann Watkins was voted by you as a top nominee in 3 categories in this year’s first annual COLORED PENCIL Awards so we are especially thrilled to have this beloved artist teach this month’s workshop with her enchanting cat eye.

If you are planning to purchase a sketchbook then you will want to check out our complete guide to picking out the perfect one for you. We also have a “Sketchbook Starter Set” and “Colored Pencil Artist Sketchbook” available to purchase in our store, but quantities are very limited, so don’t wait! View these items and more at: www.coloredpencilmag.com/store

Happy Valentines Day and thank you for your ongoing support!


Sally Robertson