Our first ride-along of the year is in this issue, brought to you by Art-n-Fly. Check out this affordable oil-based colored pencil and be impressed with its bright and buttery pigment. Jump to the first article to learn more and watch a fantastic demo by David Dias, then sign-up on our website to win a set of 72!

With Spring on the horizon, we know you will be eager to get started working on pieces like Alexandra Zeres’ Flowers, Birds, and Butterflies – while finding the unique you. Next, Sema Martin has some experience when it comes to creating prints, and she so graciously shares her knowledge with you in this Q&A.

Enjoy the amazing artwork from featured artist Ambro Jordi. His wildlife is so real you can almost feel the fur and feathers! Learn his story and view the centerfold gallery.

Grab your pencils and paper and get ready to create this March hare with Karen M Berisford. If you are interested in trying out the popular Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens, you will want to view Sara Östlund’s pros, cons, and demo before investing in your own set.

Art Starts in the Heart is an excellent new book by Erin McManness. Read an excerpt on creating beautiful layouts. Once you get a peek at the content, we know you will want to head on over to QuartoKnows.com to purchase.

Congratulations to the 18 artists that completed all 12 Monthly Art Challenges in 2020! We are happy to display your art and give you a 1-year digital subscription as a reward. Thank you to everyone who participated – even if it was just once! Of course, we would love you to join us in the new Selfie Challenge, due April 4th. The more participants, the more we can do these challenges with big prizes. Jerry’s Artarama is giving away over $1,300 in prizes, so enter to win at www.coloredpencilmag.com/giveaways.

Speaking of giveaways, sign-up on our website to enter to win a fantastic prize package from Makers Cabinet. One lucky random winner will receive their premium Iris and Hovel tools, valued at over $200. It also comes with an optional one-on-one Zoom demo. The deadline is March 31st, so don’t miss out!

Last, I’d like to thank everyone who has been supporting us with the purchase of our Grizaye kits. Our latest and largest kit, “Tea Time” has been a huge hit. Watch the new, almost hour-long demo by Karissa Leigh – you’re going to love it! Visit www.paintwithpencils.com for more.

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Wishing you the luck of St. Patrick’s Day all month long!

Sally Robertson


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