So many exciting things are happening in the charmed month of March! Let’s start with the giveaways. First, if you got the print issue, you will notice a free sample page from Tim Jeff’s new book Intricate Ink Animals in Detail Volume 3 and a Tombow 1500 colored pencil (USA). Tim’s publisher Pomegranate has teamed up with Tombow to give away his latest book with a 12-piece set of the new 1500 pencils to five lucky winners!

Visit to enter to win and download a sample coloring page for those of you who get the digital version, or if you just want more!  Look for Tim’s fabulous article on how this all came together for him.

Next, we have Catherine Orer from The Artist Entrepreneur back to give you three pricing tips for struggling artists. We are proud to be working with her this year to provide you the tools you need to grow your art business and start making cash! If you are interested in selling in our new online marketplace this summer, sign up to get more information and stay updated at

If you have ever wondered what the difference is between Derwent’s Inktense and watercolor pencils, then Barb Sotiropoulos’s Q&A column is for you. Also, see how readers answered a question posted on our Facebook page about matching your digital image to your original artwork.

Mandy Peltier is this month’s guest workshop instructor, teaching you how to draw her cup of hot chocolate in just a few, easy-to-follow steps. Follow the link to download everything you need – the photo, line art, and even a convenient shopping list! You’ll also want to check out The Art Gear Guide’s review on the PITT Pastel Pencils. Be sure to follow Ivor Harrison’s YouTube channel to learn even more about the products each month at

Finally, we are just in awe of our beautiful featured artist, Carolyn Chua. She resides in Malaysia but the distance doesn’t prevent her from being active on social media and in art groups to promote and represent this medium so brilliantly! What an amazing time and world we live in that we can share with each other from all corners of the earth.

I know there is so much to do, but try to take some time to enter our Monthly Art Challenge. It is because of your support and involvement, that has allowed colored pencil artists, like yourself, to be awarded with $300 in gift certificates from Jerry’s Artarama each month – keep up the great work!

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