September is always the start of getting serious about your art after a long hot summer, and we have an issue to inspire and educate you.

Our featured artist A. James Gustafson’s work is all about education as he creates illustrations to help you understand and study the world around you.

Believe me when I say this issue starts and ends BIG! Ron Cruz creates huge sneakers in colored pencil, and just wait until you see his studio set-up! Jess Pritchard also shares her large-scale work as she produces single petals to help her get through these trying times.

Micheal Niswonger knows about creating art as a means of expression as he creates a series based on three sad broken-down buses. His message is to see the purpose and beauty, even in the abandoned, and to never stop working towards your goals.

This Chaffinch Workshop is worth the price of the magazine itself, and more, with April Whysall walking you through the eight steps to create this lovely bird. Then more feathered friends in the book of the month Drawing Cute Birds in Colored Pencil by Ai Akikusa.

Your journey starts now, and Sema Martin is going to help you to level up with her top 10 tips for improving your art.

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Sally Robertson


  Thank you to this month’s sponsors:

 Blick Art Materials | HK Holbein Inc.  |   Jerry’s Artarama  |  Slice  | Quarto Publishing