I am always amazed that we never run out of topics and incredible artists to feature, and this month is no exception with the incredible art of Julie Freeman. She works in a variety of topics and I know that one of these pieces will find a place to resonate with you personally. View her art and read her story of how it all began.
I am excited to bring you this article on solvents by Kate Lagaly who will be giving a class on the same subject at Jerry’s Artarama’s Art of The Carolinas event this month. Visit www.artofthecarolinas.com to sign up, and maybe we will see you there!
Award-winning artist Megan Seiter has a gorgeous calla lily for you to draw for our workshop series. Get the supply list, line art, and photo, and follow along. Also, Sema Martin has had a wide range of studio sizes in her years of creating art and shows you how to make the most of your space.
The much-anticipated book by Bonny Snowdon titled Realistic Animals in Colored Pencil is finally here, and we have an exclusive excerpt on creating lifelike animals. One subscriber will win this book, but you can also purchase it using our special link and code REALCPM to get a whopping 30% off thru 12/31/21!
More than 220 artists have been hard at work over these past few months creating their entries for the Pet Portrait Challenge and now we can present to you the top winners. Sadly, during this event, my own dog Nikko died. (the Pomeranian seen in the promotional for this contest.) He was my first dog and lived a long 16 years. I was so honored to have so many create him in the December Art Challenge. Rene Peltz even sent me her original drawing of him with a note stating that he belonged with his mommy. I have no shame to say that brought me to tears!
Instead of going right into another challenge, I wanted to do something to help bring artists together and decided that a Valentine Art Exchange was a great way to help you make art and a new friend. Learn more on our website. It is free and fun, so please join in no matter what your art level!
Also, don’t miss out on the lowest prices of the whole year on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Last, if you are a print subscriber, you will see we included our new Grizaye Catalog inside. You can also download it free at www.grizaye.com. Inside you will see all the kits we have available, video classes, as well as our colored pencil comparisons to Prismacolor Premier and Faber-Castell Polychromos. These kits have been a great way to improve your art and are just so enjoyable with amazing results! Try one and let us know what you think.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Thank you to this month’s sponsors:
Blick Art Materials | Brush and Pencil, LLC | Jerry’s Artarama | Legion Paper | Quarto Publishing | Sarah Renae Clark | Stabilo