Having three horses myself, I have had a passion for horses since I was a teenager that I passed to my youngest daughter and is one of the reasons we love bringing these issues filled with some of the most incredible equine artists to inspire you. Let’s first acknowledge our stunning featured artist Kathryn Leitner who was influenced at a young age by Walter Foster, whose book Drawing Horses is being showcased and given away to one lucky subscriber.

First up is a legendary artist Bruce J. Nelson who is no longer with us, but his work lives on with the help of his step-daughter Deborah Beachboard who collaborated with us on his behalf to get these pieces in front of a new audience to appreciate his extraordinary talents. Chelsea Noyon shares her best advice on rendering these majestic animals, while Kelsey Wickwire reimagines the style and scenes of the wild west.

We are also thrilled to have our friend, artist, and instructor Barb Sotiropoulos back with a workshop to create a simple succulent with mixed media from Faber-Castell.

Take a breath of nostalgia with Carmen Hui’s clean and lovely artwork as she explains how to create that emotional connection to your pieces. Next, Mandy Peltier shows you how to decide what to do with your background.

This month we have a fun and mysterious giveaway. Just post any western-themed artwork you have already done, or a new piece inspired by this issue, to lasso the loot bag filled with $200 worth of art stuff. Learn more & enter at www.coloredpencilmag.com/giveaway.

Stay cool and keep drawing!

Sally Robertson


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August 2022
August Issue

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