We are so thankful you are here with us again and want you to know how much we appreciate you! We are also grateful for Becky Chan to return with her top tips for airbrush and colored pencils. Her pet portraits are so soft and realistic that you will want to try her methods yourself!

Another incredible pet portraitist is our Featured Artist Jessica Matheney, who loves sharing her art and tips with others. Lisa Ann Watkins feels the same and she has combined all her techniques in her new book Drawing Animal Portraits in Coloured Pencil. We reviewed it for you, and spoiler; you’re going to love it! Get the scoop in our exclusive interview, then sign up for a chance to win a copy!

Jeanne Cardana is no stranger to new opportunities – she discusses how exhibiting her work helped her reemerge as an award-winning artist. I love this renewal theme and personally resurrected a project titled The Artist’s Ultimate Project Book after ten years. I hope to inspire you with the message that it is never too late to finish what you start.

Do you think tracing is cheating, or is it just another tool? See what columnist Mandy Peltier has to say on the topic. Then, follow the fantastic workshop by Karen Berisford on drawing an adorable pink piglet. We also have some colored pencil craft suggestions that would be fun for the whole family during the holidays.

Reminder, Lisa Clough’s Clownfish Drawing Kit is only available through the end of the year, and then it will be retired, so make sure you don’t miss out. For professional instruction, take her online Grizaye class to create the Clownfish with her from beginning to end.

Check out the Black Friday and Cyber Monday calendar on the back page for all the epic one-day and best-of sales in November!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Sally Robertson

August 2022
August Issue