This month we have a packed issue featuring artist David Neace with his amazing train and car colored pencil masterpieces.

Starting us out is Ruzanna Air telling us why she loves black paper and sharing how she gets such bright colors on it. In the Q&A section, Barb Sotiropoulos navigates you through the information overload to help you find what you need. Next, learn how to quickly protect and credit your work when you share online, then learn all about the new Arteza colored pencils that seem to be popping up everywhere.

Miray Alis demonstrates the use of markers with colored pencils and explains the advantages of this combination. We are so proud of our 23 artists that took all twelve 2018 Art Challenges, that we wanted to show off their work and acknowledge their year-long efforts. Congratulations again to all of you!

Sharpened Artist’s John Middick is our guest instructor with a workshop on hands that only requires four colored pencils.To celebrate, we have his colored pencil podcast CD, that includes nearly 4 hours of audio content, on sale all thru March for just $7.99, exclusively at

If you get the USA print issue, then you will find a Stonehenge mini pad inside – which one will you get? We were thrilled to work with Legion to provide these to you, as well as a chance to win a 12 mini-pad variety set. For details visit

DON’T MISS OUT! April will be our 100th issue and if you are not a print subscriber, then this is the time to subscribe as Blick Art Materials will be donating $1,000 in Gift Coupons. We will include five $100 and ten $50 coupons inside random print issues for our print subscribers worldwide. This expanded print issue will also include a limited edition commemorative pin, bookmark, and poster.

Remember, our print subscribers get first dibs on all our freebies and once they are gone, they are only available in our end-of-the-year collections. If you missed out on some from last year, there are a few 2018 Complete Collections available in our store. Subscribe today to reserve your April copy! – deadline is 3/23/19.

I hope your St.Patrick’s Day is filled with good luck and good art! 

Sally Robertson