The holiday season is upon us, and inside you will find a bonus 2018 Gift Guide
featuring Jerry’s Artarama’s SoHo products, beautifully demonstrated by our very own
columnist, Barb Sotiropoulos. If you didn’t get the print version, you can download free
here at

We start the issue off with Wendy Layne’s article on creating a portrait series. If you want more, she is teaching a portrait
workshop at the Art of the Carolinas on the 11th. For more info visit

Barb tackles your questions in this rapid-fire Q&A. Answering topics on best art sizes, helping you decide what to draw,
what brands to use, and even tips on outlining. Then, we have WanJin Gim with his colorful transcendental art along
with information about his techniques.

We are so proud to feature amazing animal artist Paul Hinks. You will relate to his story and enjoy all the artwork on

Continuing our Workshop Series is Karen Berisford with her lovely blueberries. Her straightforward steps will help
you breeze through this lesson – even with your busy schedule. What a wonderful gift your finished art would make!
You know the Winsor & Newton brand for their quality art products, but did you know that they now have a colored
pencil line? We were so impressed with their new Studio Collection that we had to put them In the Spotlight. We also
have five 24 piece sets for you to win. (You’ve got to try these!)

Will Stoller is here to give us the fundamentals of blending. If you want to continue to learn (or review) the essentials,
he has a new “Intro to Colored Pencil” online class that you will want to check out at

You asked for a holiday Art Challenge, so you got it with our colorful “String of Lights” photo. Be sure to enter your
completed artwork for a chance to win some of the $300 in prizes in 3 categories from Jerry’s Artarama.

One last note. Cyber Monday is November 26 and is our biggest sale of the entire
year, so be sure to visit our site that day for the lowest prices – one day only!

Sally Robertson