Hello again! We have a kind of beachy theme for you this month starting with the dramatic seascapes by Beth Moffat. The work from our featured artist Maria Deely reminds me of a beach town you’d love to visit in July where you could take a day cruise on a boat or a casual ride on a bike. Maria is so down to earth, I know you will relate with her as you read of her humble start.
Inside our print issue you will find a Grizaye Single Shell sample, also available on our website. Karissa Leigh takes you step-by-step on rendering it in all it’s detail. If you enjoyed this, you will love the larger Sea Shell Kit. We have lots of free video tutorials and even a 2-hour class available – all on sale this month at www.grizaye.com.
Last month, we had an informative crash course on color theory by Mandy Peltier and in this Q&A, finishes by showing you how to utilize the color wheel to choose the best palettes for your next piece.
I know many of you are big fans of Cynthia Knox so check out the excerpt on enhancing a reference photo in her new book Drawing: Colored Pencil Basics from Quarto. This book is over 10×14” so the photos and text are extra large and easy to view and read. One lucky subscriber will win!
We had a last minute Show and Tell submission by Shelby Lynn that I had to fit in because I loved the art and story behind it, with a lesson on how to never give up on a friend. We’d love to hear from you too so visit us at www.coloredpencilmag.com/showandtell to share with us all.
I hope you experience glorious fireworks this July!
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