It’s a month to celebrate love, and we love color! Our featured artist Thinh Dinh uses colors in the most surprising and wonderful ways to create portraits with a romantic mood. Next, Crystian Hopper dares to be bold with his larger-than-life colored pencil pieces, which are as big as his determination to excel in his craft. Not to be outdone, Eilee Fahnestock pushes her hues even further with solvent to create purple kitties, green dogs, and more.
If this gets your creative juices flowing, then you should get the book of the month, Creative Drawing, where author Ana Victoria Calderon demonstrates the meditative art of mosaics. If you are a subscriber, you are automatically signed up to win it!
Then in our Q&A, Mandy Peltier explains some of the benefits of taking a class or joining a group with other artists. While looking for locals to draw with, you can check out some of the most popular art YouTubers and subscribe to some new favorites. You can also take a class with our guest instructors each month. This time we have an adorable Puffin done in pastel pencils on Pastelmat by Elisabetta De Maria.
Win pastel supplies and get published when you submit your best drawing hack to us by March 1st. This huge haul is sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff. Enter at www.coloredpencilmag.com/giveaway.
A few notes . . .
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Last, now available, is the new Grizaye Drawing Kit: Girl with Teddy that you will fall in love with. It comes with everything you need, including 12 of our new Grizaye colored pencils. Get this and our new 72-piece colored pencil set at www.grizaye.com.
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day with those you love!
Thank you to this month’s sponsors:
Blick Art Materials | Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Jerry’s Artarama | Quarto Publishing