Welcome to our summer issue filled with colored pencil critters!

France Bauduin is an expert animal artist and gives you seven tips for great fur. She is also the judge for our Wild Cat Art Challenge, so you can put these tips to good use when you submit your art by August 1st. Don’t forget to subscribe to be eligible to win some of the $1,300 in prizes from Jerry’s Artarama.

Also in this issue is a gorgeous giraffe workshop from one of our favorite artists on the planet – Lisa Clough. Next, learn how to create the perfect background for your animal portraits with Natalia Suárez. We also have the ideal Book of the Month titled Drawing Animals in Colored Pencil by Debra Kauffman Yaun. Follow the excerpt of a box turtle, then get the book!

For a unique way to use colored pencil for crafting, see how Becky Sawyer discovered shrink film to create fabulous jewelry and an art business.

Then, enjoy the stories behind the art in the Show and Tell section showcasing artwork from Cheryl Wiltshire and Rochell Oberholser. Share YOUR story with us at www.coloredpencilmag.com/showandtell.

If you got the print copy of this issue, you will find a worksheet to follow along with Mandy Peltier’s crash course in color theory. If you get the digital, no worries; download it free at https://bit.ly/peltiercolorsheet.

Submissions to the 2022 Art Competition opens this month with a new deadline of October 1st to give you plenty of time. We have November 2021 featured artist Julie Freeman as our esteemed judge with great prizes from Blick, Caran d’Ache, and Legion Paper. Enter at www.coloredpencilmag.com/competition.

Be sure to visit our site and sign up for our newsletter to keep up with all the COLORED PENCIL news and we will send you the 2022 Promo issue FREE!

Enjoy your summer!

Editor in Chief
Sally Robertson


Thank you to this month’s sponsors:

 Blick Art MaterialsJerry’s Artarama  | Legion Paper | Quarto Publishing